Kiran Shah’s United Poetry Reading for GOSH’s Emergency Appeal

Kiran Shah, who has been part of the Star Wars family since Return of the Jedi and most recently played Nambi Ghima in The Rise of Skywalker, has brought together some Star Wars alumni to read a poem he wrote, called United, to help raise funds for GOSH.

Since the NHS is under such severe strain currently, many children are being transferred from hospitals across London to GOSH, so space in those hospitals can be freed up. GOSH has increased its intensive care capacity to make sure we have room for the UK’s most seriously ill children. The Hospital’s incredible staff are working around the clock, under huge pressure, to guarantee children at GOSH receive the care they need in these most difficult times.

I was inspired to write this poem because of the current situation. We are going through a time where we need Unity the most. We need to work together and help each other, especially the most vulnerable.

My friends in this film are creature people from creature designers, creature makers and creature performers. I have had the pleasure of knowing some of these people since working with them on the Star Wars films and other films.

Vanessa Bastyan, Tom Wilton, Mohsen Nouri, Aidan Cook, Arti Shah, Patrick Comerford, Tim Rose, Martin Rezard, Paul Kasey, Dee Tails and Lynn Robertson Bruce.

I’m grateful to my friends who helped raise money for the children and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Great Ormond Street Hospital means a lot to me and has helped people close to me.

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