Robert Pattinson and Lily Collins support Covid-19 relief efforts in India
Hollywood stars Robert Pattinson, Lily Collins and Ewan McGregor have joined Indians affected by second wave of Covid-19 ravaging the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actors are the official ambassadors of GO Campaign, a non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, California, which has worked for 8 years with local Indian organizations to work for orphans and vulnerable children nationwide.
Collins, an Anglo-American actor known for films like 2011 Priest and romantic comedies like Stuck in Love and The English Teacher, said in a statement to THR: “India is facing a devastating second wave of COVID- 19 and its health system. does not have enough resources to take care of everyone. They are in dire need of protective equipment, oxygen, medicine and food to save lives. I have such fond memories of my time in India and the country will always hold such a special place in my heart.
Pattinson, the British actor best known for the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises, said: “Think of GO as a really meaningful investment fund – they take your dollars and put them in the kids, in a diversified portfolio, to optimal results. And the common thread is these heroes, their proven track record, their commitment to serving children.
Ewan McGregor, best known for trying Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, added, “Any amount you donate can make a difference and help save lives.”
The cast and crew of the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever also collaborated for a live tabletop play and preview, the proceeds of which will be sent to GiveIndia, a Bengaluru-based nonprofit.
Drew Barrymore, the actor who currently hosts his own talk show The Drew Barrymore Show, had also urged fans to donate for Covid-19 relief efforts in India.
In recent days, Lilly Singh, Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon, Camila Cabello, among others, have also urged fans to donate for relief efforts in India.
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