Hugh Grant donates £10,000 to fundraiser helping Brits with the rising cost of living

Hugh Grant donates £10,000 to fundraiser helping Brits with the rising cost of living

Hugh Grant has donated yet another £10,000 to a charity which provides free plumbing and heating services for the elderly and vulnerable.

The founder of Depher, James Anderson, has hailed the British actor as a "god" after he donated a large sum of money to the charity for the third time on Thursday morning.

James, 54, said that Hugh's donation had been verified by GoFundMe and was more important than ever with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The Burnley charity worker said: "If I could rename Jesus, I would call him Hugh. We’ve now (got) a free boiler for a 94-year-old lady because of Hugh."

The 54 year old continued: "There’s another lady who has a brain tumour, (she) and her husband haven’t had heating or hot water for 17 months and now they will get a new boiler … because of Hugh.

"It’s not that it helps towards or makes life a little bit easier – it actually saves lives."

Depher has helped over 39,000 families get free heating and hot water in their homes since its launch in 2017.

The payment by the Love Actually actor, 61, was made to the charity’s most recent GoFundMe, which has now raised over £47,000.

James hopes to have Depher operating in every town and city in the UK.

The charity founder explained that he had conversed with Hugh over Twitter, where the star had voiced his respect for Depher’s work.

"He respects me and he’s got a lot of compassion for what we do," said James.

"In my opinion, that man will always be my brother. I might never see him, I might never meet him, but he’ll always be my brother."

The sum of money from Grant will cover nearly a third of Depher’s monthly spend for those without heating or hot water.

The 54 year old added: "He’s given a medicine to an illness we’re all fighting.

"I will share the shoes off my feet, I will sell everything I own, I’ll even remortgage my house and sell my false teeth as long as I know these children are being fed again.

"And even though (Hugh) is miles away, he still gets involved because he watches, he listens, he understands and he knows where we’re coming from."

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