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'Star Wars': Chewbacca, R2-D2 And JJ Abrams Say Thank You From 'The Force Awakens' Set

19/12/2014 09:56 GMT | Updated 19/12/2014 09:59 GMT

The cast and crew of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have issued a heartfelt thank you to fans for raising over $4 million for charity.

The Force For Change campaign offered jedi-wannabes the chance to be in the new installment of the classic franchise.

One lucky fan won a walk-on role in the movie, while others received special rewards.

Donors are offered exclusive merchandise, such as limited edition posters and personal letters from director JJ Abrams.

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The citizens of over 125 countries participated to raise $4.2 million (£2.7 million) for UNICEF's lifesaving work.

The campaign is being pioneered by Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, as part of an ongoing collaboration with UNICEF.

The video was released to mark exactly one year until the official release of 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' on 18 December 2015.