Kate Winslet donates £17,000 to family of girl with cerebral palsy

If something characterizes Kate Winslet, apart from his innate talent for acting, is his great involvement in social issues. the actress of titanica has shocked the entire United Kingdom in recent hours after giving a large amount of money to the parents of a girl with severe cerebral palsy, who needs to be constantly plugged into a machine that supplies her with oxygen. With the notable increase in the price of electricity bills, the family was unable to bear these costs, so the actress has donated the large amount of money they needed to provide heating and light to the little girl until the end of the year. winter.

Practically, the entire European continent has noticed an increase in the price of electricity bills, associated with the problems of energy shortages in Europe. Many families cannot afford these expenses, as is the case of Carolynne Hunter, a 49-year-old woman from Tillicoultry, Scotland. In her case, the problem is even greater, since she is the mother of a 12-year-old girl with severe cerebral palsy who needs to be constantly connected to a machine that supplies her with oxygen.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Titanic’

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As Hunter explained, her electricity company warned her that the costs of this service could reach 17,000 pounds this year, and desperate to keep her little girl alive, Carolynne raised her voice and asked for help both on social networks as in the media. Without knowing it, one of the interviews she gave to the BBC, She was being seen by Kate Winslet who, extremely moved by the tragedy of this story, decided to donate all the money that the parents of this little girl needed.

The actress, also recognized for her roles in films such as Divergent either The reader, covered all the necessary expenses to provide heating and light until the end of winter. After this altruistic gesture, the movie star also contacted the family by phone to inquire about her problems and wish her the best of luck. A gesture that has shocked the entire British society, which has applauded her gesture. In addition, the little girl’s family already breathes easy, knowing that she will be able to continue doing everything in her power to keep her alive.


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This is not the first time that the award-winning performer has shown her most altruistic side, as she is an ambassador for Family Heaven. A charitable association that seeks to provide help and shelter to children in situations of social exclusion. The association welcomes many young people who have been abandoned or abused by their parents, giving them an opportunity for the future.

In addition, the 47-year-old actress has also given motivational speeches for teenagers in which she has narrated the harassment she suffered during her youth because she did not conform to the established beauty canons. Thus, she serves as an example and as a support for the youngest, since she also tells them how she managed to overcome adversity fulfilling her dream of becoming a great actress, in fact, one of the most recognized in the world.

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The actress is an ambassador for ‘Family Heaven’, an association that helps children in situations of social marginalization

Kate Winslet now leads a very quiet life in the UK, away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. She lives with her husband, Edward Abel Smith. She is the mother of 3 children, Mia, 21, Joe, 17, and Bear, only 8, with whom she is completely devoted. A sweet personal facet that she combines with a great professional moment, since she continues to succeed in the entertainment industry. She is currently filming the movie read, in which she will put herself in the shoes of the photographer Lee Miller, born in 1907 and who was one of the first women to be a war correspondent during World War II. A project with which she is most happy.

Kate Winslet donates £17,000 to family of girl with cerebral palsy