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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 done to that company!! May it set an example for others…!!!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 14, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator
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I love it!

Posted by Rin68nyr on September 14, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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Ah! See, Harry Potter and charity seem to go hand-in-hand. Wonderful.

Posted by mini bagel on September 14, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by KiwiMcI on September 14, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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How lovely! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 14, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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It is just wonderful that they did this and I hope that many children benefit from the money this organization has received.

Posted by Kirk on September 14, 2009, 06:19 PM report to moderator
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this is great for them

Posted by Ganduean-Vampiress on September 14, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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That’s nice. HP has always done good things for charity. That makes me happy.

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on September 14, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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I love that Harry Potter products/films often go to help something! IF only everyone was as generous. Thumbs up(:

Posted by Jenny on September 15, 2009, 01:20 AM report to moderator
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Great it is nice to see that thoes who have give to thoes who have not

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 15, 2009, 02:05 AM report to moderator
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That’s really heartwarming to hear :3 Good of the tunnels’ owners to do that.

Posted by Mika Maxwell on September 15, 2009, 02:22 AM report to moderator
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That’s awesome. Harry Potter makes me proud =D

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on September 15, 2009, 03:28 AM report to moderator
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Its amazing how charitable HP is… but i’m still disappointed that the 7 potters scene is on the ground

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 15, 2009, 08:11 PM report to moderator
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nice job guys!

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 16, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
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awesum :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 19, 2009, 03:09 AM report to moderator
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