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Tomlinson Donates $1.5 Million To Children's Hospital

Tomlinson Donates $1.5 Million To Children's Hospital

British actor Ricky Tomlinson has donated a massive $1.5 million (£1 million) to a leading children's hospital in England.

The Mike Bassett: England Manager star pledged the cash to his native Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where bosses will use it to help pay for a 15-apartment extension to house the families of sick kids.

He says, "I have been very lucky in my life and it is such a worthwhile charity. The charities I support are all for kids, they are our future. When it comes to money you can only spend so much, I'm not into cars or racehorses or anything like that.

"The house provides a vital lifeline to parents and families who come to hospital with their critically ill children. These apartments will be able to give them much needed support during an incredibly difficult time."

It isn't the first time Tomlinson has given up his hard-earned cash to charity - in 2008, he donated $300,000 (£200,000) to the Human Milk Bank Appeal at a Chester, England hospital to help provide breast milk for premature and sick babies.