Star Wars to scarf wares as actor helps hospice fund
EWAN McGregor helped to launch a charity campaign for the knitwear firm Pringle yesterday.
The film star is the face of the luxury brand and modelled a scarf which is being sold to raise money for a children’s hospice appeal.
All profits from the 45 scarves will go to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), of which McGregor is patron.
The actor, who plays Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars films, had grown a heavy beard during his 20,000-mile round-the-world motorcycle trip, but he shaved it off this week - to the delight of his wife, Eve, and children Clara, eight, and Esther, two.
"I grew the beard to film some scenes for the new Star Wars film, and as soon as I shot the last one I went straight home and shaved it off," he said. "It was a relief to get rid of it. And my daughters were delighted - they both hated it, as did my wife."
McGregor, 33, has supported CHAS for seven years and makes regular visits to the Rachel House hospice in Kinross, the only children’s hospice in Scotland.
He has also helped to raise nearly 10 million towards the building of Robin House, a second hospice in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire.
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