Jonny Depp donates £1 million to Great Ormond Street
Johnny Depp has thanked Great Ormond Street hospital for saving the life of his daughter, by donating £1 million.
The Sweeney Todd actor unexpectedly arrived at the hospital yesterday, where he made the donation as a thank you to staff. His daughter Lily-Rose spent nine days at Great Ormond Street last year after she suffered from kidney failure after contracting E.coli poisoning.
Depp later said of the ordeal, ‘It was the most frightening thing we have ever been through. It was hell. He gratefully added, ‘But the magic is that she pulled through beautifully. Great Ormond Street was terrific, a great hospital.’
It is the latest in a series of gestures that the generous actor has made to the hospital. In November he spent four hours at the hospital reading stories, while dressed as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow. He also invited five doctors and nurses from the hospital to attend the premiere of his latest film, Sweeney Todd.