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Director hands over Star Wars cash to charity

by WENN November 27th, 2019, 2:17 pm

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Writer-director Colin Trevorrow is donating the profits from his work on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to charity to honor George Lucas.

The Brit stepped down as the director of the latest Star Wars film and J.J. Abrams returned to take charge of the blockbuster, but it appears Trevorrow still has a lot of love for the film franchise's godfather.

"Through his films, George Lucas taught us about our connection to all living things," Trevorrow said. "He taught us to take care of one another, and he set a powerful example himself. The Alexander Devine Hospice helps families in the most challenging of times. I can't think of a more fitting way to honor George's legacy."

Confirming the large donation, Fiona Devine, the CEO and founder of the Berkshire, England hospice says, "The force is strong with us. We are blown away by this incredibly generous gesture and we are deeply thankful to Colin for thinking of us.

"This extraordinary donation, the equivalent of paying for a nurse for a year, will really help us to continue to do this and importantly reach out to even more families that need us. We know that there are at least 1,200 children across Berkshire and the surrounding counties that need our help. Our care is free of charge and we are reliant on donations and fundraising to run our vital service. We cannot thank Colin Trevorrow and his family enough for their amazing support and generosity."

Trevorrow is currently working on Jurassic World 3.

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