Hugh Grant praises ‘a god’ after donating £10,000 to help Britons
‘If I could change Jesus’ name, I’d call him Hugh,’ a founder of the charity said, after Love Actually actor Hugh Grant donated another substantial sum of money to help those in need. Britons are grappling with a growing cost of living crisis.
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Hugh Grant has been hailed as a ‘god’ after donating thousands of pounds to a charity to help Britons struggling with the growing cost of living crisis.
The Notting Hill actor, 61, recently made a financial contribution to a GoFundMe created to help struggling people pay their bills for the third time – after previously donating tens of thousands Pounds for Righteousness.
Hugh – who has become a prominent political activist in recent years – has been praised for trying to help “save lives” through her generous charitable contributions.
Depher founder James Anderson praised the father-of-three for his philanthropy on Thursday morning, after the most recent donation was verified by GoFundMe.
“If I could change Jesus’ name, I would call him Hugh,” the 54-year-old from Burnley told the PA news agency.
“We had (had) a free boiler for a 94-year-old lady because of Hugh.
“There’s another woman with a brain tumor, (she) and her husband haven’t had a heater or hot water for 17 months and now they’re going to have a new boiler… because of Hugh.
“It’s not that it helps towards or makes life a little easier – it actually saves lives.”
James has helped more than 39,000 families get free heating and hot water in their homes since his fundraiser was launched in 2017.
The Love Actually actor made his most recent payment to the GoFundMe charity, which has now raised more than £47,000 as James hopes to have Depher active in every town and city in the UK.
The charity’s founder explained that he chatted with Hugh via Twitter, where the British star paid tribute to James’ work.
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“He respects me and he has a lot of compassion for what we do,” he told PA.
“In my opinion, that man will forever be my brother.
“I may never meet him, I may never meet him, but he will always be my brother.”
The donation from Hugh will cover nearly a third of James’ monthly spending for those without heating or hot water.
“He was given a drug to cure an illness we are all fighting,” the campaigner said.
“I’ll split the shoes off my feet, I’ll sell everything I own, I’ll even mortgage my house and sell my dentures as long as I know these kids are fed again.
“And even though (Hugh) is miles away, he’s engaged because he’s watching, he’s listening, he’s understanding and he knows where we’re coming from.”
In a tweet shared from his account on Thursday morning, James shared a screenshot of the actor’s substantial donation and wrote: “Today the amazing @HackedOffHugh donated 10,000 pounds for @Depheruk.
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“Mr Grant is a huge supporter of Depher, and so are we.
“Thanks a lot, this will save many lives.”
Hugh isn’t the only famous face to become a celebrity during the UK’s ongoing cost-of-living crisis in recent months.
Speaking on Loose Women last month, Stacey Solomon discussed her experience receiving benefits before fame, during a discussion about increasing household bills.
“When I had Zachary at 17, 18, I got the Sure Start Grant, it was called at the time, and I can’t tell you how much that saved my life,” the host said. Popular program recalls on ITV shows.
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“My working tax credits saved our lives we couldn’t have without them. Milk cards that we use to help us buy SMA and dairy and supplies. from stores that we can’t afford.”
“All of that has been erased. Like some of my friends who were in a similar situation now don’t even have those opportunities, they are completely taken away by people and then they turn around and go, ‘oh look, we’re in for a cost of living crisis, let’s roll out £400’.
“It’s too late,” she continued as she discussed the government’s handling of the energy bill crisis.
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