Brad Pitt - Brad Pitt Donates £700 In Charity Collection While Filming In Dorsetby Holly Williams | 27 November 2012
Brad Pitt Donates £700 In Charity Collection While Filming In Dorset
Brad Pitt has added to his resume of charitable activism by donating the money he had with him during his filming for 'World War Z' in Dorset, England to a Southampton neonatal unit.
The Hollywood A-Lister donated £700 to the unit at Southampton Hospital after gift shop worker and charity organiser Tricia Wilson-Hughes asked one of his security team if he could make a donation of 'maybe £50'. 'I was going round the crew as they passed the gift shop', she told BBC News. 'They were putting in £5 notes... one asked me if we took cards.' She said she managed to collect £40 from the crew but was desperate to do something more for the baby unit where a friend's baby was being treated for gastroschisis. 'I wasn't too bothered if I didn't see Brad Pitt... [but] I felt I had to do something for the charity', she said. '[The guard] came back about 10 minutes later and said this is off Brad for your charity. He said there's £700 in there, I couldn't believe it; I was completely dumbstruck. He said if he had more he would have given it.'
Ms Wilson-Hughes says that she is 'in awe' of the star, particularly when he said he would also help collect for the cause and have a larger donation sent over from LA where he lives. Brad is well known for his humanitarian work, previously supporting funding for embryonic stem-cell research, AIDS and poverty campaigns, environmental movements and same-sex marriage. He and fiancé Angelina Jolie even have their own Jolie-Pitt Foundation in order to aid the many humanitarian causes they believe in.