"Incredible" Brad Pitt donates £700 to mum's campaign while filming at Lulworth Cove

Bournemouth Echo: "Incredible" Brad Pitt donates £700 to mum's campaign "Incredible" Brad Pitt donates £700 to mum's campaign

A MUM who is raising money for the neo natal unit that treated her baby son has been boosted by a huge cash donation – from Hollywood star Brad Pitt.

Karley Gallagher’s little boy Zachary was born with gastroschisis, a type of hernia that causes the intestines to stick out of the body through a defect near the umbilical cord.

He spent his first weeks in intensive care at Southampton General Hospital.

At the weekend Karley organised a fundraising event at Lulworth, where she lives.

But on the same day, Pitt was filming his latest movie in the village.

Worried that his presence might detract from the charity day, owner of the Gift Shop cafe, Tricia Wilson-Hughes had a word with two of the star’s security guards.

Later they came back with an envelope full of money – more than £700 of it. “I was totally gobsmacked,” said Tricia.

“I just couldn’t believe it. They were just so generous. I thought they were going to give me £50 or something.”

She added: “Brad also signed some postcards for us to sell for the fund.

He also promised to order a whip round of the film crew and send a donation from Los Angeles. It’s amazing.”

Tricia phoned Karley, who came running down to the shop.

Karley said: “I was grinning from ear to ear. I think she was in shock. What he did for us was incredible.”

She added that Zach’s middle name was Benjamin – after the film Benjamin Button, which starred Pitt.

Zachary, Karley’s only child, weighed 5lb 4ozs when he was born.

“He was born at 36 weeks, then he was kept in intensive care for nine weeks.

“We nearly lost him numerous times.

“Without the neonatal team he would have died. We wanted to help them.”

The filming at Lulworth by High Command Productions was for Pitt’s latest movie called World War Z.

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9:26am Mon 26 Nov 12

Forest_Nymph says...

I think the title of this report a little misleading ........ Was it Brad Pitt who donated it, or him and his CREW?

It reads to me that his crew also donated, so please give them the credit they deserve too, rather than gushing over Brad and suggesting it was *only* his money, as if the other guys/girls don't matter ..... :o/
I think the title of this report a little misleading ........ Was it Brad Pitt who donated it, or him and his CREW? It reads to me that his crew also donated, so please give them the credit they deserve too, rather than gushing over Brad and suggesting it was *only* his money, as if the other guys/girls don't matter ..... :o/ Forest_Nymph
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9:38am Mon 26 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

Does it matter how accurate it is, he donated,they donated, someone donated. I see you make no mention of saying well done to who did donate, just a chance to have a pop at a celebrity. He signed some postcards, and has promised a whip round when back in La, Fair play to the guy, he did not have to do anything!!!
Does it matter how accurate it is, he donated,they donated, someone donated. I see you make no mention of saying well done to who did donate, just a chance to have a pop at a celebrity. He signed some postcards, and has promised a whip round when back in La, Fair play to the guy, he did not have to do anything!!! tricky1007
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10:56am Mon 26 Nov 12

peter flea bite says...

Its dangerous here where they have put that little wooden jetty
I hope he can swim.
Its dangerous here where they have put that little wooden jetty I hope he can swim. peter flea bite
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11:15am Mon 26 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

well done for such a nice gesture
well done for such a nice gesture rudolph_hucker
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11:49am Mon 26 Nov 12

peter flea bite says...

Cos if he thinks I'm jumping in to pull him out
he can think again.
Cos if he thinks I'm jumping in to pull him out he can think again. peter flea bite
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12:11pm Mon 26 Nov 12

speedy231278 says...

Probably earning more than £700 a minute for the role, even if it was he who filled the envelope. To me, it sounds more like the crew had a whipround, and he just signed a few pics!
Probably earning more than £700 a minute for the role, even if it was he who filled the envelope. To me, it sounds more like the crew had a whipround, and he just signed a few pics! speedy231278
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1:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

retry69 says...

Not too often a nice heart warming article appears in the Echo and yet the doom and gloom merchants of our society still manage to find faults or criticise.Well done Karley and family, well deserved and well done Mr.Pitt and co.Nice one!
Not too often a nice heart warming article appears in the Echo and yet the doom and gloom merchants of our society still manage to find faults or criticise.Well done Karley and family, well deserved and well done Mr.Pitt and co.Nice one! retry69
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8:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

I still reckon I could have taken him in Snatch, the ****.
I still reckon I could have taken him in Snatch, the ****. Letcommonsenseprevail
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9:28pm Mon 26 Nov 12

joncon says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Probably earning more than £700 a minute for the role, even if it was he who filled the envelope. To me, it sounds more like the crew had a whipround, and he just signed a few pics!
Since his production company are producing the film I wouldnt think he's getting a salary out of it.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Probably earning more than £700 a minute for the role, even if it was he who filled the envelope. To me, it sounds more like the crew had a whipround, and he just signed a few pics![/p][/quote]Since his production company are producing the film I wouldnt think he's getting a salary out of it. joncon
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10:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

beachcomber1 says...

Mr Pitt and the other super wealthy of the world are going to struggle to get through the eye of the needle. i can safely say i should get through without difficulty! lol
Mr Pitt and the other super wealthy of the world are going to struggle to get through the eye of the needle. i can safely say i should get through without difficulty! lol beachcomber1
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6:57am Tue 27 Nov 12

steve.in.sydney says...

I'm not too keen on people having a shot at Mr. Pitt, mainly as I've pencilled him in as being on the shortlist of actors who will be given the honour of playing me when my peers finally realise that my life should be recorded. (George Clooney could, with make-up, play a cameo as Pete Woodley.).
I'm not too keen on people having a shot at Mr. Pitt, mainly as I've pencilled him in as being on the shortlist of actors who will be given the honour of playing me when my peers finally realise that my life should be recorded. (George Clooney could, with make-up, play a cameo as Pete Woodley.). steve.in.sydney
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7:31am Tue 27 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

steve.in.sydney wrote:
I'm not too keen on people having a shot at Mr. Pitt, mainly as I've pencilled him in as being on the shortlist of actors who will be given the honour of playing me when my peers finally realise that my life should be recorded. (George Clooney could, with make-up, play a cameo as Pete Woodley.).
Very funny, great post.
[quote][p][bold]steve.in.sydney[/bold] wrote: I'm not too keen on people having a shot at Mr. Pitt, mainly as I've pencilled him in as being on the shortlist of actors who will be given the honour of playing me when my peers finally realise that my life should be recorded. (George Clooney could, with make-up, play a cameo as Pete Woodley.).[/p][/quote]Very funny, great post. Letcommonsenseprevail
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