Isla Fisher discusses her and Sacha Baron Cohen’s charity donation: ‘I wanted it to be private’
Isla Fisher has addressed the large charity donation she and husband Sacha Baron Cohen made last year.
The couple gave over £670,000 to charity over Christmas last year.
They donated £336,000 to The Sunday Times Christmas appeal to help children in Syria in the wake of a threatened measles outbreak there. They also gave the same amount to International Rescue Committee, run by David Miliband in New York.
Now Aussie actress Fisher has spoken about the generous donations, saying that although she would have preferred it kept out of the headlines, she is glad that the publicity has highlighted issues she cares deeply about.
She told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think that it’s been very hard watching the international community really do nothing about the Syria situation for a long time, so I was actually…when you make a donation you do want it to be private, but I think it’s important that we highlight the issues that are going on for children in Syria because it’s very serious.’