Amir Khan donates £5m wedding venue to NHS

Amir Khan

The boxer Amir Khan has pledged to give his £5m wedding venue in Bolton to the NHS to help coronavirus victims. 

The 33-year-old said he is prepared to offer up the four-story building as he is “aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed at this time.”

The 60,000 square foot building was due to be turned into a wedding venue and retail outlet.

In a post, Amir said: “I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time. I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the @NHSuk to help people affected by the coronavirus. Pls keep safe.”

At least 146 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Greater Manchester, although the real number is thought to be much higher. The total number of deaths in Greater Manchester now stands at 23.

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