The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that there are two types of celebrities in the world.
There’s the group that virtually bands together to sing an unnecessary cover of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon – still not over that – and there are those actively playing their part in not only raising awareness but making contributions to those fighting against the virus. Shout-out to Rihanna and Angelina Jolie!
Amir Khan joins the roster of helpful celebrities by offering his property in Bolton UK as a space to help people affected by the coronavirus.
Said the boxer, “I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time. I am prepared to give my 60,000 square-foot, four-storey building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to NHS [the National Health Service] to help people affected by the coronavirus. Please keep safe.”
NHS in my hometown (Bolton), knowing we are looking down the barrel of bed shortages and people not getting vital treatment. They have thanked me, however currently they have not reached capacity. NHS Bolton will bear this in mind. The offer is there. Please keep safe everyone. https://t.co/ikPHXuzsDv
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) March 26, 2020
He went on to address the NHS in Bolton – his hometown, where the building is – and said, “We are looking down the barrel of bed shortages and people not getting vital treatment.”
“[NHS has] thanked me, however currently they have not reached capacity. NHS Bolton will bear this in mind. The offer is there. Please keep safe everyone.”
Previously Amir Khan was also sharing online workout routines for those in lockdown. It’s good to see public figures using their wealth and privilege for the better in a practical manner. In the UK, over 9,000 have tested positive for Covid-19.