Best of British
by James Murray | Daily Express | August 11, 2022
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Homeland star Damian Lewis and his late wife Helen McCrory raised more than £1.2million to feed NHS staff during the pandemic while she was ill.
During coronavirus lockdowns Damian, 51, and Helen supported University College London Hospital’s charity Feed NHS – which Damian co-founded – as a fundraiser to give food from high street restaurants to NHS staff. Working with the restaurant chain Leon and others, they helped provide daily healthy meals for frontline NHS workers.
Helen, who starred in Peaky Blinders and the Harry Potter films, died of breast cancer in April last year aged 52. Father-of-two Damian is also patron of the charity HvH Arts which is dedicated to supporting talented youngsters without access to resources, training or support to fulfill their dream.
He launched the charity’s ‘McCrory Award’ as part of his wife’s legacy and presented it to three young HvH Arts Foundation members.
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