GLADIATOR star Russell Crowe has donated £5,000 to assist save an unbiased e book store.
The Oscar-winning actor contributed to a crowdfunding marketing campaign launched this week.
He pledged assist for Bookbugs and Dragon Tales in Norwich, Norfolk.
Bosses Dan and Leanne Fridd have been shocked to see the title “Russell Ira Crowe” subsequent to the money pledge.
Dan, 46, stated: “At about 10.30pm on Thursday I observed the determine jumped from about £3,000 to £8,000.
“Then Leanne learn the title.
“It’s such a form gesture.”
They came upon mutual acquaintances had shared their plight with Crowe, 58.
Covid and the price of residing disaster have hit the store which opened in 2019.
But it surely has now raised greater than £9,500 in the direction of a £15,000 goal.
Leanne, 42, thanked all donors and stated the cash will “permit the corporate to make sure its future”.