Noted Celtic fan and actor James McAvoy has made an incredible £275,000 donation to the NHS for personal protective equipment to help them deal with the ongoing public health crisis, The Guardian reports.

The star, who has featured in blockbusters such as the X-Men series and recent BBC fantasy drama His Dark Materials, took part in a crowdfunded campaign started by NHS doctors to supply frontline workers with the equipment they need to help care for patients, according to the outlet.

The paper report that an order for 75,000 masks and 75,000 visors can now be placed immediately rather than having to wait for enough donations to filter through.

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McAvoy is a well known Hoops supporter and has even taken part in charitable matches organised by the Celtic FC Foundation.

In 2018 he spoke about his joy coming back to watch his beloved Bhoys in action, interviewed by club outlet Celtic TV.

Last week we shared the news that another famous Hoops supporter, Andy Robertson, had helped food banks and charities local to Celtic Park.

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Charity is at the absolute root of Celtic’s formation and the club’s charitable wing has also been mobilised to help the most vulnerable in society face the current challenges.

An initial £175,000 has been pledged to help partners such as the Glasgow North East Foodbank, Golden Generation (for the elderly) and a range of organisations supporting vulnerable children, families and the homeless, such as FARE Scotland, Spirit Aid, The Salvation Army, Action for Children, Help the Homeless and The Wayside Club (CelticFC.net).

Statue of Brother Walfrid outside Celtic Park

Statue of Brother Walfrid outside Celtic Park / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The foundation is also working with a partner to try and find a way to feed frontline NHS staff in Glasgow.

It’s with positive action like this that we’ll all get through what’s happening in the wider world right now.

Well done to James, Andy and Celtic for trying to make a difference with the resources they have.

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