Film crews working on Hollywood blockbusters donate thousands of PPE to NHS staff – The Sun

FILM studio crews donated personal protection equipment to the NHS.

Construction and painting staff realised their kit would benefit hospital staff.

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The crews’ work on top movies and shows — such as Netflix series The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill — has been halted due to the coronavirus.

Teams from major studies including Pinewood, Leavesden and Arborfield studios took thousands of new gloves, goggles, suits and masks to hospitals in Berks and Herts.

A source told The Sun: “The industry as a whole has come together. We work out of all the studios Pinewood, Leavesden and all other studios.

“We do all the sets for the big Hollywood blockbusters that are filmed in England.

“Little Mermaid, Jurassic World were in Pinewood but they have been paused, while Leavesden was doing The Batman and their work has stopped

“Arberfield studios work has stopped on Netflix’s Witcher season two there as well.

“Our day to day working we use the NHS rubber gloves and the paper suits and a lot of masks and there are even respiratory masks as well. It’s Personal Protection Equipment.

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“They have got loads and loads of stuff sitting in studios, the group got together and asked management on the films and it was unlocked so the PPE gear could be donated to the NHS.”

Similar shows in America like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor have also followed suit.

A spokesman for Netflix, who make The Witcher, told The Sun: “I can confirm this is the case and the donation has been made to the ICU Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital & South Central Ambulance Service.”


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