Celebrities have never hesitated to show their benevolence whenever the opportunity arises. This time, a recent auction was held to raise support for War Child, which advocates for children affected by war. Over 70 celebrities have donated rare items to the charity’s “Spring Clean” fundraiser, including War Child global ambassador Carey Mulligan, who is gifting a limited edition book of the “Saltburn” script signed by the cast. Among the many star-studded items taking part in the auction is a Barbie poster signed by Margot Robbie and the original script for Love Actually. 

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Other items available to bid on include a signed Dutch oven from Stanley Tucci, a jacket worn by Gillian Anderson on Sex Education, signed guitars from Ed Sheeran and Nile Rodgers, a signed drum skin from Coldplay, several The Crown costumes, and a signed script, a Banshees of Inisherin script signed by Martin McDonagh, an Evita script signed by Jonathan Pryce, a Bradley Cooper-signed Maestro book and album, a signed Florence + the Machine poster, an original soundwaves print from Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, a signed Hulk action figure from Mark Ruffalo, and much more. 

Mulligan said in a statement, “Right now, more children are living through conflict than ever before. Having worked with War Child for over 10 years, I am grateful to have witnessed firsthand the life-changing impact of providing vulnerable children and families with the resources they so desperately need. It is amazing what the creative industry can achieve when we come together, and I hope as many people as possible will choose to help War Child by bidding on these rare items that have been lovingly donated.” 

War Child is an independent non-government organization founded in 1993 by filmmakers Bill Leeson, David Wilson, and peace activist Willemijn Verloop. The organization works with parents, caregivers, community members, NGOs, governments, corporations, and other partners worldwide to ensure that children have access to protection, education, and psychosocial support. War Child’s work is rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In 1993, Leeson and Wilson produced a documentary film featuring child victims of the war in former Yugoslavia. What they saw so deeply shocked them that they established War Child, which today is a network of independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating across the world with an aim to help children affected by war. 

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