Russell Crowe Gives £1,000 to Thrift Shop

July 30, 2009 at 11:38 am | Posted in Celebrities | Leave a comment

Russell CroweI already knew I liked Russell Crowe, but now this! I’ve admired his talents in so many films — even Cinderella Man, which I didn’t expect to like because I have no interest in boxing. Dude made me cry in that one!! But now … NOW he’s really done it. Crowe walked into a British charity shop (aka thrift shop) this week and donated £1,000, according to the Daily Mail:

“Charity shop volunteers are used to well-wishers handing them donations of old jackets, books and crockery. But staff at a Berkshire shop got a shock this week when they were given a cheque for £1,000, by Hollywood star Russell Crowe.

“The actor had been eating lunch at a cafe near the Cancer Research UK shop in Sunningdale, near Ascot. He then wandered inside and looked around before joining a queue and asking if the store accepted donations. Manager Julia Deane told the BBC Crowe had quietly chatted to staff….

“Crowe was taking a break from shooting scenes on his new film Robin Hood in nearby Virginia Water.

“The kind-hearted star has also been making friends on-set , after he gave movie worker Denise Yarde £5,000 so she could buy a new car.”

What a guy! (And check him out in his obscure 1992 film Romper Stomper. You won’t regret it.)

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