Carol Vorderman has revealed she has donated her private plane to the NHS to help bring in vital PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 59-year-old star has decided to do her bit to help the global health crisis through supporting keyworkers who are out risking their lives on the frontline.
Carol took to social media to announce the positive news, as well as sharing some pictures of the impressive plane. She said: “My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventures BUT I want to tell you that right now she is being used by the amazing people at @BAESystemsAir to ferry PPE to where it’s needed by our #NHS around the country…. #GoMildred #NHSThankYou”.
My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventures BUT I want to tell you that right now she is being used by the amazing people at @BAESystemsAir to ferry PPE to where it's needed by our #NHS around the country…. #GoMildred #NHSThankYou ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/Sfwdyd7LO6
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) April 4, 2020
Since announcing the news, thousands have praised the former Countdown star for her generous contribution.
One wrote: “That’s amazing – thanks Mildred & thank you Vorders”.
Whilst another added: “Wouldn’t have expected anything else from you Carol, well done and thank you”.
Meanwhile, one gushed: “A wonderful example of human kindness.”
Not only has Carol donated her plane during the pandemic, but she has also lifted the paywall on her online maths classes after schools in the UK were closed last month.
Carol explained on Good Morning Britain that the Maths Factor website is now free: “We have made it free for all children in primary school for as long as it takes until they can go back to school.
“This isn’t ‘What can you do on a rainy Sunday afternoon?’, this is six months without education.
“With all the books and things I have ever done, this is the thing that I am the most proud of – just doing four sessions with Auntie Carol a week, that takes about 15 minutes, a child will advance two and a half years in one year.”
My maths school https://t.co/EO8lwRzGs7 is usually about £2 a week.
I want to help ❤️ so it's now FREE for children age 4-11 😁 until schools open.
We're uploading massive server capabilities, pls bear with us.
With all my love ❤️#HomeSchooling @themathsfactor @PearsonSchools pic.twitter.com/1jQShe0zcU
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) March 23, 2020
During the same interview, Carol announced plans to launch a maths tutorial specifically for grownups on YouTube. However, host Piers Morgan sparked Ofcom complaints as he made a comment on what he thought she would be wearing during these online lessons.
He asked: “Now you’re talking, are you going to wear a mathematical uniform for this?
“One of the ones adults might enjoy, you know Carol?”
Somehow, Carol managed to maintain her composure and later quipped: “I’ll tell you what I am not going to do, Piers, which is probably what you would like me to do, it’s teach you how to write ‘boobs’ on a calculator.”
Piers continued his cheeky demeanour and replied that he would “definitely” be tuning in on Carol’s online maths lessons.
Last month, the coronavirus was officially deemed a global pandemic. In the UK, over 4,000 people have lost their lives to the deadly disease.