Benevolent acting legend Paul Newman has thrown his weight behind another worthy cause - by helping to finance the building of a trail in Maine.

The ROAD TO PERDITION superstar - who is well-known for his charity work - donated $10,000 (GBP5,880) to organisation KENNEBEC MESSALONSKEE TRAILS INC. after receiving a letter from president PETER GARRETT detailing the scheme last November (03).

The 28.96 kilometre (18 mile) trail - which will run alongside the Kennebec River and Messalonskee Stream will be used by local runners, bikers, walkers and skiers in the North American state.

Delighted Garrett enthuses, "He's a very community-minded person — that's what it says about him."

11/01/2004 10:30