Actor James McAvoy has donated $340,00 to NHS staff treating COVID-19 in the U.K. The donation is part of a larger campaign called Masks For Heroes. Masks For Heroes strives to provide personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves for healthcare workers. Thus far, it has raised more than $1 million dollars.
McAvoy made the announcement on Good Morning Britain. He said, “You can’t take it with you, which is something people have said for as long as we’ve been making money, but we might not be taking it with us sooner rather than later.”
“One of the incredible things that’s happening right now across the world is we are prioritising our health service, our care for the elderly, we are looking inwards, we are spending time with our families – there are weird positives to come out of this new reality we find ourselves in, but one of the massive things is we’re all coming together regardless of financial status, birthright status. We’re all in the exact same boat,” he added.
The United Kingdom currently has the eighth most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. More than 19,000 have been infected and more than 1,200 have died.