Kate Winslet (47) has shown a big heart: As "MailOnline" reports, the actress helped a child suffering from cerebral palsy with 17,000 pounds (almost 20,000 euros). The mother should be able to use the money to cover the costs of her daughter's life-sustaining measures.
12-year-old Freya has severe cerebral palsy and is dependent on oxygen because of chronic breathing problems. The cost of running the oxygen apparatus and heating the home has so far been around £6,500. However, due to the energy crisis, they are threatening to rise to £17,000. An amount that Caroline Hunter from Scotland is unable to pay.
BBC Scotland drew attention to the situation of the 49-year-old, which prompted a fundraising campaign to be launched. Hunter could hardly believe that actress Kate Winslet was involved with 17,000 pounds: "When I heard about the money, I burst into tears, I thought it was not true," she recalls. Although the "Titanic" star himself wished her well, she still thinks, "Is this real?"
It's not the first time that Kate Winslet has been socially involved. The actress is a patron of Family Haven, a charity that helps underprivileged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire, southern England.
Kate Winslet's commitment to families is no coincidence: she herself is a mother of three children. Children Mia, 22, Joe, 18, and Bear, 8, are from her relationships with Jim Threapleton, 49, and Sam Mendes, 57, and from her current marriage to Abel Smith, 44.