Thursday, 7 August 2008

Movie hero helps real heroes

Royal Princes William and Harry have recruited the movies' favourite British hero, James Bond to raise money for real British heroes injured on Her Majesty's military service. The Princes have persuaded the producers of the new Bond film, Quantum of Solace, to donate profits from the film's London premiere to Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
A statement from the movie's producers said: "We are thrilled Prince William and Prince Harry have agreed to attend the world premiere of our latest James Bond film, and are pleased this event will help raise much needed funds to support the servicemen of our country through the Princes' chosen charities".

Help for Heroes was launched last October to help wounded servicemen and women. The charity has already raised £6 million to help provide a swimming pool and gym complex at Headley Court Rehabilitation centre in Surrey and continues to raise money (a further £2million so far) to ensure that the wounded get the best practical help and support.

Asked by Prince William what he was doing supporting these service charities, Bond replied: "Just keeping the British end up, sir."

Nice one, James!

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