Domhnall Gleeson is set to raise a lot of money for St. Francis Hospice in Raheny, thanks to a campaign running in conjunction with the release of his upcoming Star Wars movie.
Fans of the film were given an opportunity to win an array of grand prizes if they donated to Star Wars: Force for Change through Omaze.
The foundation was set up in 2014 by Lucasfilm and Disney, and fifteen members of the cast and crew from the upcoming Star Wars movie each nominated a charity of their choice to receive a percentage of the donations collected.
Prizes include memorabilia, artwork, as well as the grand prize of being able to attend both the US and UK premieres of the movie, meet the cast and head along to the official after party.
Speaking to The City, Dee Kinnane of Saint Francis Hospice in Raheny said, “Domhnall has nominated Saint Francis Hospice to be a part of the fifteen charities that are going to benefit from the Star Wars Omaze campaign, and we’re absolutely delighted about it.”
She revealed that it’s “not very often” such big names get involved with their hospice, but the Gleeson family always show their support whenever they get the opportunity.
“The Gleesons are very supportive of Saint Francis Hospice. We are delighted that Domhnall has nominated us as part of this campaign. They are brilliant. They are absolutely brilliant,” she said.
Last year, Domhnall and his brother Brian took part in another fundraising campaign for the hospice, by starring in a charity music video.
A Dublin band, Squarehead, came up with the song ‘2025’, and the two brothers were happy to lend their support to the video.
All funds raised from the single went directly to the hospice.