A video by Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin has been a big hit across social media following her plea to replace a bridge at Lynmouth.

The impassioned plea is for people to donate money to help raise £65,000 for a new bridge at Woodside on the East Lyn River.

With more than 16,500 views and more than 600 people liking, commenting or sharing the Facebook video, it has helped boost the appeal, which has seen £10,000 raised so far.

Exmoor National Park has teamed up with Lyn Community Development Trust to raise money to build the new bridge.

Suzette Hibbert, mayor of Lynton and Lynmouth and a member of the trust said: “It provides a safe route for walkers that help them avoid using the Tors road as they set off or return from the popular walks up the East Lyn Valley.”

Donations can be made via the Exmoor National Park website www.exmoor-national park.gov.uk/caremoor, at the national park centres in Lynmouth, Dunster or Dulverton or by sending a cheque to Caremoor (Exmoor National Park).