Comedian helps give rehab centre financial boost

Russell Brand during the Olympic Closing Ceremony Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP/Press Association Images

A documentary about comedian Russell Brand has resulted in a Suffolk charity receiving thousands of pounds in donations.

The BBC documentary 'Russell Brand: Addiction to Recovery' charted the actor's battle with heroin and his road to recovery.

Brand, most recently seen in the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic games, credits Focus12, a Bury St Edmunds-based alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre with turning his life around.

After the broadcast the charity received a donation from a local company, Chevington Finance and Leasing, who have agreed a package of support worth £106,000 over the next four years.

Brand is now a patron of the charity.