Natascha Mcelhone - Robert Portal Raises $640,000 From Rowing Challenge For Kelly's Charity

Actor Robert Portal has raised more than $640,000 (£400,000) for Natascha Mcelhone's late husband's charity after successfully rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash to benefit the actress' late partner Dr Martin Kelly's health organisation Facing The World.
They were left stranded after their boat was damaged on 2 January (12) but managed to complete their challenge when new oars were delivered, and Portal has spoken of his delight about raising so much cash with the challenge.
Speaking on British morning show Daybreak, he says, "A great friend of mine, Martin Kelly, was a surgeon for a charity called Facing The World. He was a great friend and I thought (when he died)... I'm going to have to do something to make people sit up and take notice and I thought what could be the worst thing I could do to raise the most amount of money and that ticked the box.
"At the moment we're over £400,000, it's still coming in on Facebook and Justgiving. People have been wonderfully kind, so that's brilliant."


Contactmusic

Tags: Natascha McElhone - Robert Portal

Advertisement

More Natascha Mcelhone

Believe Movie Review

With its heart in the right place, this charming British football drama overcomes a script that frequently drifts into sentimentality and corny plotting. But the...

The Sea Trailer

Max Morden is an art historian who's determined to re-discover his own history following the heart-breaking death of his ill wife. In a bid to...

Mental Health Nurse Marries Saturday, Wins Costa Book Award on Tuesday

Nathan Filer, a mental health nurse who has worked on psychiatric wards for more than a decade, was the shock winner of the Costa Book...

Advertisement

Natascha McElhone Lands 'Fatal Attraction' Lead In Stage Production

Natascha McElhone has been cast in a staged adaptation of 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction that will play in London this coming March. The Californication actress...

Romeo And Juliet Trailer

The stars of the upcoming adaptation of 'Romeo and Juliet' Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as well as costume...

Romeo and Juliet Trailer

Romeo and Juliet are two young lovers whose lives together cannot escape their inevitable tragic fate. They are from opposite feuding families; Romeo is a...

Secret Of Moonacre Trailer

Watch the trailer for Secret Of Moonacre.Maria Merriweather is a young girl who lives with her father in London, they're wealthy and have a good...

Advertisement

Comments

Natascha McElhone Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Natascha McElhone

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All