James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to a crowdfunding campaign set up by a group of British doctors to raise money to buy vital protective equipment for NHS staff treating patients with COVID-19.
The campaign has raised more than £440,000 surpassing the initial target of £200,000, which has now been extended to £500,000.
Dr Salaj Masand and other medics behind the project said the donation was “mindblowing” and would mean an order for 75,000 masks and 75,000 visors can be placed immediately rather than having to wait for enough donations to filter through. Dr Salaj Masand, said: “We are overwhelmed and speechless at the trust and faith people have put into us to deliver this. The number of very generous donations from everyone doubled our target within three days.”
McAvoy said on Instagram: “Money donated today will save lives … Help us to help the government to help the NHS.”