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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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471 Points

This is awesome news… but why do they seem like hypocrites, given the previous news post? WB should really make up their minds, whether they want to be nice, or not. …hmmmm….maybe they’ve been infiltrated by death eaters?

Posted by keltek {WBM!} OoM4 on September 14, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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That’s kind of them =)

Posted by humbert0 on September 14, 2009, 12:56 PM report to moderator
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Well done.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 14, 2009, 01:22 PM report to moderator
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WB are not being hypocritical since they are not the ones who donated the money, it was Merseytravel as I mentioned earlier.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on September 14, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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I definately feel this was a great cause, and I feel it is wonderful that this was posssible!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on September 14, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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that is so sweet. I wish more locations would donate a least a portion of what they get to a charity.

Posted by cantspellathing on September 14, 2009, 02:24 PM report to moderator
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Thats fantastic!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 14, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
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This is one of the reasons why I love HP. There’s always something good coming from it.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on September 14, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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so nice of them!!!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on September 14, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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thats a wonderful idea. HP is charity. Quidditch through the ages and fantastic beasts and where to find them were sold with the money going to charity. JKR does tons of charity work, now this. its so cool!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 14, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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“Does anyone have an estimate?”

I wouldn’t even know where to begin with a total. Charity money has come in from so many different HP-related sources over the past how many years, the estimates would probably be very different :P

Posted by Jananae on September 14, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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@moglet …oh, my bad.

Posted by keltek {WBM!} OoM4 on September 14, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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having survived a life threatening disease myself (cancer), this makes up for lateness of any kind. :)

Posted by keltek {WBM!} OoM4 on September 14, 2009, 04:20 PM report to moderator
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I love how Harry Potter inspires people to do charitable things. :-)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on September 14, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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Haha. Vicotry, i love how even at the beganning J.K. already has a huge action scene. That there is good writting (and planning).

Posted by AndreaB09 on September 14, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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