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30 March 2016

Harrison Ford auctions Star Wars jacket in aid of epilepsy charity

Actor Harrison Ford has put a piece of Star Wars memorabilia up for auction to raise money for NYU Langone Center hospital and FACES charity(Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures).

Ford, who made his final appearance as Han Solo in  "The Force Awakens" last December, autographed the jacket he wore in the film and put it up for auction.

The jacket is listed as a  'custom-made, one-of-a-kind leather jacket worn by Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and signed by Harrison Ford'.  Currently, the highest bid is $33,000, and the open auction will close in 12 days' time.

The Indiana Jones star recently revealed his daughter, 26 year-old Georgia Ford, has epilepsy.  He said: "When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating. You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life."