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Russell Crowe shares message from Johnny Vegas amid coronavirus as he pledges to help vulnerable

Russell Crowe shares message from Johnny Vegas amid coronavirus as he pledges to help vulnerable

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Russell Crowe has shared a message from comedian Johnny Vegas as he pledges to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On behalf of Johnny, Russell asked for people in need of assistance in St Helens in Merseyside to call the Steve Prescott Foundation, which will help with delivering shopping and medicine.

He tweeted a video of himself, saying: ‘G’day folks, this is a message on behalf of my old mate Johnny Vegas.

‘If you’re in the St Helen’s area, having trouble getting food deliveries from your local supermarket, if you’re NHS staff, a key worker, elderly, isolating, vulnerable, call this number: 01744881881 – Steve Prescott Foundation.’

He added: ‘One of the delivery workers is going be Johnny Vegas though so expect to lose every second or third biscuit.’


Johnny, who suffered the loss of his mother Patricia late last year, thanked Russell for his help spreading the message.

He wrote: ‘On behalf of St.Helens, @sthelenscouncil & all voluntary groups involved with #StHelensComeTogether the @[email protected] team just wanna say a HUGE thank you @russellcrowe for helping get our message out there #legend #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe 01744881881.’

The foundation was created in honour of Steve Prescott, who was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) a rare form of cancer.

Johnny and Russell aren’t the only celebs to be speaking out about the coronavirus crisis, with Simon Cowell recently pledging £800,000 to coronavirus-hit charities.

Meanwhile, James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to the NHS.

The UK is currently on lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK coronavirus death toll has reached 1,408 after another 180 people were confirmed dead.

The NHS said another 159 patients died in England, and Wales recorded 14 more deaths.

A further six people were confirmed dead in Scotland, while Northern Ireland recorded one more death yesterday.

All the patients that died in England were aged between 32 and 98 years old, and all but four, aged between 56 and 87 years old, had underlying health conditions.

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31-03-2020 07:45, source: metro, by James Foster
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