Matt Lewis Helps to Launch Cancer Diagnosing Equipment in Leeds Hospital


Jul 03, 2010

Posted by Mel

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) helped to unveil new medical equipment aimed at fighting cancer at St James’s Hospital in Leeds:

The new £3.5m scanning suite was launched by Horsforth-born Matthew
Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, at St
James’s Hospital.

The PET CT Centre, the largest of its kind in the north, houses a new
research scanner and diagnostic imaging scanner to replace the mobile
unit at Seacroft Hospital.

The scanner takes images of the
structures of the body and can help diagnose cancer and even show
whether a lump is cancerous.

Matthew said: “I don’t think there
is anyone in the country that knows anyone who hasn’t been affected by

“This great city is on the front line of that war.”

Lewis also goes on to discuss his feelings on completing “Deathly Hallows” as well as his feelings on Neville:

“It’s not sunk in yet and I don’t think it will until the last film is
out in July 2011. It has been great.

“I played a character I
thought was brilliant to begin with and it was good to play an endearing
person that people really relate to ’ I related to him when I read the

“It has been more of a challenge each year to bring a
little bit more as Neville’s character grows.

“He has become a
reckless resistance leader with no concerns for his own safety. He wants
to do the right thing.”

You can read more here.

27 Responses to Matt Lewis Helps to Launch Cancer Diagnosing Equipment in Leeds Hospital

Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Jim'll fix cancer (not many yanks will get that... nor will people who haven't actually read the link)Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: kewl!!! so nice! and second!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: So sweet of him.Avatar ImageBeccaWeasley says: I am so glad that Matt Lewis said "He [Neville] has become a reckless resistance leader with no concerns for his own safety. He wants to do the right thing." That tells me that they will be showing that side of Neville in Deathly Hallows. Epic.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Matt two words, You rock! I have been affected by cancer in my family and most people do know someone or have been affected by it.You are awesome! Thank You!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That's so great of Matt to do! Also can't wait to see his role as Neville during the battle scene at the end... should be awesome!Avatar Imagemark707 says: so nice......i am really dying to see him killing naginiAvatar ImageEmmaria says: he's so sweet!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageForever Weasleys says: Thats one of the sweetest things I've ever heardAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: such a nice guyAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Matt is a real cool guy. It's true that most everyone knows someone affected by cancer so, it's a great thing that he's getting involved and talking about it.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Aww thats sweet :) Avatar ImageViccy6 says: That`s really nice ! <3<3<3Avatar ImageViccy6 says: That`s really nice ! <3<3<3Avatar ImageViccy6 says: Oops, wrote it to times xD<3Avatar Imagemollypooh12347 says: That is so sweet of him! :) He seems like such a nice person :)Avatar Imagetomfeltonfan16 says: thats so nice like his character in harry potterAvatar Imagemini bagel says: @BeccaWeasley, exactly what I was thinking.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Thanks Matt!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: very good of himAvatar Imagehewy says: Matt is an amazing young man!! Like all the actors in the HP series there seems to be a genuine concern for others and they are generous with their time and money as is Jo. Can not wait to see Neville come into his own in these films as it all started with OotP,Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Way to go're awesome!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: It's great of Matt to take the time help such a needy cause....cause many people die each year due to cancer. Most of the times they're curable, but due to the lack of resources unfortuante people die that could've been saved.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Thats great to hear that he is working for a great cause.Avatar Imageronlvr44 says: aww (: i love him! i had cancer a few years ago, and im really happy someone i love is able to help out. hes amazing. :DAvatar ImageFresca says: Well done, Matt! I too am glad that Neville is going to get the scenes showing his valor and determination in the Deathly Hallows. Neville is an interesting character because he grows up in many ways and finally gains his confidence and gets the chance to shine int he end.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Thank you, Matt, for what you've done against the battle of cancer. This will hopefully help many people.

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