Screen stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz were so shocked by the poverty prevalent in rural Kenya while filming upcoming movie The Constant Gardener, they set up a trust find to provide aid in the towns which appear in the film.

Schindler's List heart-throb Fiennes and CONSTANTINE actress Weisz joined cast and crew in contributing to The Constant Gardener Trust which has already funded a much needed bridge, schooling costs, road building and community groups in east Kenya.

Producer SIMON CHANNING-WILLIAMS says, "These are places were people are seriously, seriously poor and deprived, and water is at a dreadful premium.

"A lot of people on the film were astounded by what they saw and wanted to do something."

29/07/2005 02:03