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Keanu Reeves has been secretly donating to childrens charities (Picture: Getty Images)

Keanu Reeves isnt one to brag about his success or fame.

And hes certainly not one to boast the help hes been giving to childrens hospitals for what appears to be years.

The star let slip in a Ladies Home Journal article from 2009, that he has been lending a hand to the likes of cancer research and kids hospital wards for five or six years.

So well over a decade by now if hes continued to donate since then.

According to Snopes, he told the publication: I have a private foundation thats been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of childrens hospitals and cancer research.

He was inspired when his sister Kim was diagnosed with leukaemia (Picture: Getty Images)

The 54-year-old added: I dont like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.

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What and angel.

The Matrix and John Wick star was first inspired to get involved with the charities back in the 1990s, when his sister Kim was diagnosed with leukaemia.

But his helping hand didnt end by donating money, as he reportedly got stuck in to take phone calls during charity telethons.

The List wrote: Public efforts found him manning the phones at a Stand Up to Cancer telethon in 2008.

Stars like Reeves generously gave their time and used their star power to encourage fans to become callers, donors and participants in the efforts to heal cancer.

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Keanu Reeves will feature in the next Toy Story (Picture: Disney Pixar)

Just last month it was confirmed the actor had landed a role in the up coming Toy Story 4 movie.

Chatting to Collider he said: I got a call which was really cool out the blue from the lovely people at Pixar and the creators of this number, this edition, or continuation of the story.

They pitched the character to me and then we spoke and they allowed me to kind of riff on it.

Tim Allen (aka Buzz Lightyear) also confirmed the news when he made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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He said: New guys are in it. Keanu Reeves has got a great part in it. Inside story, even the fun, gentle guy that he is, even he said, “This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.”

And his character does have an edge to that.

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