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

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Sep 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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”.





46 Responses to Location Filming Fees for Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows to Benefit Children’s Hospice

Avatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: Well that's awesome!Avatar ImageLeeann says: That's great.Avatar Imagebeewell says: Wonderful! Glad that HP could help out and WB could do it.Avatar Imagemoglet says: 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.Avatar Imagebettb says: 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.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: awesomeAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very nice indeed... I should like to see more of that sort of thing.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: 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 Avatar ImagePetra says: It's nice that they did this. I'm always for some actions, so well done...Avatar ImageJananae says: 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_0Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: that's nice :]Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: 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!!Avatar ImageLisbry says: 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? Avatar ImageLisbry says: 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? Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: 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.Avatar Imagekeltek says: 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?Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: That's kind of them =)Avatar ImageFresca says: Well done.Avatar Imagemoglet says: WB are not being hypocritical since they are not the ones who donated the money, it was Merseytravel as I mentioned earlier.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I definately feel this was a great cause, and I feel it is wonderful that this was posssible!!!!Avatar Imagecantspellathing says: that is so sweet. I wish more locations would donate a least a portion of what they get to a charity.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Thats fantastic!!!Avatar Imageele0206 says: This is one of the reasons why I love HP. There's always something good coming from it.Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: so nice of them!!! Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: 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!Avatar ImageJananae says: "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 :PAvatar Imagekeltek says: @moglet ...oh, my bad.Avatar Imagekeltek says: having survived a life threatening disease myself (cancer), this makes up for lateness of any kind. :)Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I love how Harry Potter inspires people to do charitable things. :-)Avatar ImageAndreaB09 says: Haha. Vicotry, i love how even at the beganning J.K. already has a huge action scene. That there is good writting (and planning). Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Well done to that company!! May it set an example for others...!!!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: I love it!Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Ah! See, Harry Potter and charity seem to go hand-in-hand. Wonderful.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Woo, I was at this shoot I live in Liverpool. Obviously was in the tunnel so never seen much but the crew goin in. Good call MerseyTravel!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: How lovely! :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is just wonderful that they did this and I hope that many children benefit from the money this organization has received.Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: this is great for themAvatar Imageplacebowiz says: wowAvatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: That's nice. HP has always done good things for charity. That makes me happy.Avatar ImageJennybear says: I love that Harry Potter products/films often go to help something! IF only everyone was as generous. Thumbs up(:Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Great it is nice to see that thoes who have give to thoes who have notAvatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: That's really heartwarming to hear :3 Good of the tunnels' owners to do that.Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: That's awesome. Harry Potter makes me proud =DAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Its amazing how charitable HP is... but i'm still disappointed that the 7 potters scene is on the groundAvatar Imagemuggle118 says: nice job guys!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum :)

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