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Hollywood actor James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to a campaign to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff. 

Four doctors started the crowdfunding campaign Masks For NHS Heroes which was greatly aided by the Glasgow star. 

It has now raised more than £600,000, tripling its initial goal. 

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The X-men actor who hails from Drumchapel voiced his support for the campaign on his Instagram. 

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He said: NHS staff are heroes. We must do all that we can to protect them, support them and thank them.

“Nurses and doctors have described a lack of personal protective equipment.

“Caring for people with Covid-19 without access to proper masks, goggles, gowns and gloves put themselves and others at risk.

“That’s why I’m supporting the efforts of four NHS doctors … to plug this urgent gap… Thank you NHS.”

The doctors who started the campaign wrote: “Unfortunately, current hospital supplies are not sufficient and while we are reassured the government is doing everything it can, healthcare workers on the frontline are risking themselves daily without adequate protection to care for sick patients.

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“Healthcare workers on the frontline without PPE (personal protective equipment) is the equivalent of going to war without armour and protection.”

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