Hollywood star and X-Men actor James McAvoy has recently donated £275,000 (approximately over $300,000) to the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS). McAvoy donated the money to a crowdfunding campaign that was set up by a group of doctors with the NHS. The campaign was set up to raise money for buying vital personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves, etc for National Health Service staff amid the worldwide shortage of supplies.
James McAvoy also took to his Instagram to spread awareness about the crisis and the importance of donating money to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The X-Men actor shared videos of himself on his social media wherein he urged his fans to donate money. In one such video, McAvoy said, “Money donated today will save lives. Help us to help the government to help the NHS. The situation is truly urgent and time is of the essence,".
According to a news report, the campaign has raised more than £440,000. The initial target of the campaign was of £200,000 and has now been extended to £500,000. Dr. Salaj Masand is one of the names behind the campaign. Dr. Masand referred to James Mcavoy’s donation as mind-blowing. Talking about the importance of such donation he said that the donation has helped them immediately place an order 75,000 masks and 75,000 visors.
According to the report, Dr. Salaj Masand added that they are overwhelmed and speechless at the trust and faith of the people in the crowdfunding campaign. He further said that a number of very generous donations from everyone helped them doubled their target in just three days.
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