Simon Pegg was on hand to help film charity MediCinema with the building of a new state of the art cinema for injured service personnel.

MediCinema patron Simon Pegg joined patients and staff at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court to help build a new state-of-the-art cinema and entertainment centre for injured service personnel ahead of its opening in September.

The Royal British Legion is partnering with film charity MediCinema - which installs and manages cinemas in hospitals - to open the first fully digital, 3D system dedicated to service personnel undergoing rehabilitation.

The new 50-seat complex will show Hollywood blockbusters and films on current release up to three times a week, with full wheelchair access.

“What MediCinema has provided for the residents of Headley Court, is so much more than just entertainment. It is the chance for these brave servicemen to take a break from the undoubted challenges they face on a daily basis and lose themselves in the wonder world of film. Not only that, they get to do it in real style. I’m so proud to be associated with this project,” said Pegg, who became a patron back of the charity, together with his acting buddy Nick Frost, in October last year.

Stephen Moore, MediCinema’s chief executive, added: “We are delighted to be providing a cinema of the highest quality at Headley Court. It has only been made possible by the generous support we’ve been given by The Royal British Legion as well as many people in the film industry.”