Unfortch, he's going to have to spend some time in Australia, so he won't be able to personally keep it up. That doesn't mean he's stopping — he took the money out before he left, and gave it to his close friends to continue the work and wanted to make sure they would be covered while he was away!
Here's what a source said about it:
”Russell didn't want them to be left high and dry overnight. He usually spends about £1,500 a month just helping people out. He asked pals to make sure these guys are okay while he's away. So they have been taking them along for food and making sure they've got warm clothing and a few dollars in their pocket until he gets back.”
This is so fab that we don't even know what to say.
Think what you will about Russell's comedy or whatever (we think he's funny!), he's a good man deep down, and genuinely wants to help others!
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