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Location Filming Fees for Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows to Benefit Children's Hospice

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Posted by: sue
September 14, 2009, 09:18 AM

The BBC is reporting today that money spent in making of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will help benefit a children's Hospice in the UK. As readers will recall, last week location filming for the Seven Potters scene  took place in Liverpool, England at a place called Queensway Tunnel. As standard in film making, Warner Bros paid for the use of the tunnel, this time to a company called Merseytravel. In turn the company is donating £20,000 (UK pounds) to Claire House hospice.

"Councillor Mark Dowd, chair of Merseytravel which owns and operates the two Mersey Tunnels, said he was delighted Claire House would "benefit from such an iconic children's character as Harry Potter".Claire House caters for children and young people aged from birth to 23 years of age who are suffering from a life-limiting or life threatening conditions.

Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, said: "We arranged for the filming to coincide with the closure of the Queensway Tunnel for routine maintenance. He said there was confidentiality clause to prevent discussion of filming, but Harry Potter had "weaved his magic for Claire House".

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45 Comments

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Well that’s awesome!

Posted by **Holly** on September 14, 2009, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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That’s great.

Posted by Leeann on September 14, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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Wonderful! Glad that HP could help out and WB could do it.

Posted by beewell on September 14, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
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Warner Brother’s didn’t donate the money, Merseytravel did, so congratulations to them, glad that this money is going to such a good cause.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on September 14, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
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Brilliant! Glad that Merseytravel could afford to do such a thing (good publicity for them, too, of course). Think of all the kids this will help.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on September 14, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
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awesome

Posted by madman1277 on September 14, 2009, 10:23 AM report to moderator
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Very nice indeed… I should like to see more of that sort of thing.

Posted by Won_Two on September 14, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
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Once again good things are done in the name of HP. And yeah it wasnt WB donating the money, instead they’re doing the opposite. Maybe they should read this story :s

Posted by Moose_Starr on September 14, 2009, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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It’s nice that they did this. I’m always for some actions, so well done…

Posted by Petra on September 14, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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I’ve always wondered just how much Harry Potter-related money has gone to charity. Between JK’s various auctions, the HP Alliance, and even PotterCast, how much would that total? It’s awesome, but the amounts would probably be mind-boggling o_0

Posted by Jananae on September 14, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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that’s nice :]

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 14, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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Its so true, that it what truly makes Harry Potter magical, that not only do the books provide for enriching reads, but every week there is some news of HP related charity work. It is truly amazing to be part of such a great fandom :)

Three Cheers for MerseyTravel!!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 14, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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Yeah, it’s great that at least some of the incredible amount of money that Harry Potter makes goes to charity. Kudos to Mersytravel for this!

Yeah, it would be cool to see the total sum of money that has gone to charity just from the HP community. Does anyone have an estimate?

Posted by Lisbry on September 14, 2009, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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Yeah, it’s great that at least some of the incredible amount of money that Harry Potter makes goes to charity. Kudos to Mersytravel for this!

Yeah, it would be cool to see the total sum of money that has gone to charity just from the HP community. Does anyone have an estimate?

Posted by Lisbry on September 14, 2009, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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this is brillaint :) i love how generous Jo and Harry Potter related things are with charity. we need more people in high places like her.

Posted by Sigourney♥ on September 14, 2009, 12:29 PM report to moderator
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