Paisley born actor Gerard Butler has made a surprise charity donation to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.

The A-lister offered to match fund money raised at the annual Comrie Festive Supper for CHAS, while he was back in Scotland last week visiting his mother Margaret Coll, who lives in the village.

Glasgow Times: Pictured: A list actor Gerard Butler showed his support for CHASPictured: A list actor Gerard Butler showed his support for CHAS

£2,200 was raised at the event which the PS I Love You happily doubled bringing their final total to £4,400.

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He said: "CHAS is a beautiful organisation that provides palliative care, family respite and support throughout Scotland.”

This is the second time that Butler has supported the charity after taking part in their Big Girly Quiz which was organised virtually last year.

Glasgow Times: Pictured: CHAS volunteers Bill Knox and Richard DunnPictured: CHAS volunteers Bill Knox and Richard Dunn

CHAS Community Fundraiser, Lyndsay Stobie said: “This very generous gesture from Gerard came about after one of our CHAS volunteers Bill Knox, who was helping at the fundraising supper, bumped into him and his mum at the local golf club and when he told them about the event Gerard very kindly offered to match fund whatever was raised. 

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“We are so grateful to Gerard for this donation and to Nancy McRae and Barbara Stewart for organising their festive fundraiser each and every year to help CHAS support children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland.”

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