Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Donate 100,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

The couple helped organize a plane load of 100,000 masks and 50,000 coveralls through a charity called Mail Force.
May 2, 2020
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Isla Fisher (L) and Sacha Baron Cohen attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Cocktail Reception at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was airlifted to healthcare workers in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

The couple partnered with Salesforce, DMGT and Mail newspapers to send by plane 100,000 masks and 50,000 coveralls to the United Kingdom through a charity called Mail Force.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff shared on Twitter photos of the cargo arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport and Cohen replied to Benioff’s Twitter post saying, “Isla and I are so happy to have such persistent and generous partners in getting this done. Businesses please follow and get PPE in through #ProjectHope in US or #MailForce in UK.”

The PPE was flown in from China. More equipment is expected to arrive in the coming days, reported the country’s Metro.

Britain has been suffering from a shortage of PPE for frontline health-care workers.

BBC investigation published on Tuesday revealed that the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson “failed to buy the necessary protective equipment needed to cope with a pandemic,” and that “there were no gowns, visors, swabs or body bags in the government’s pandemic stockpile when COVID-19 reached the U.K.”

As of Friday afternoon, there were 177,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom with 27, 510 deaths.

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