Feref, Disney, GREAT and De La Rue join forces to launch Star Wars™ commemorative bank note and raise almost £200k for children's charity

1000 limited edition notes sold; 50 premium notes auctioned exclusively on eBay

This Christmas, Together for Short Lives will receive a six figure donation from a unique collaboration between the UK Government’s GREAT campaign, The Walt Disney Company and De La Rue, the world’s leading provider of bank notes.

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the partnership produced 1,000 limited edition and 50 premium Star Wars™ commemorative bank notes, which were sold and auctioned exclusively on eBay in support of Together for Short Lives.

Working closely with De La Rue's design and production team, Feref developed the concept for the note, working to showcase the innovative design and security techniques developed by De La Rue. The note's original artwork composition features a Light side and Dark side that combine iconic character poses and hidden elements to hint at the story of the new film.

Several special features include serial numbers; pattern work of the First Order and Resistance emblems; hidden scenes (discoverable under 365nm UV light); hidden messages in microtext (discoverable with an eye glass); a message in Aurebesh, one of the languages of the galaxy; and the signature of Director/Writer Rian Johnson. The 50 unique, premium notes also include an intaglio (a raised, hand-engraving of Rey) and have a unique, sequenced serial number.

The initiative has also been supported by the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: premium notes were signed by Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Rian Johnson to aid in the fundraising efforts.

100% of the money raised will go to Together for Short Lives to help give children and their families as fulfilling lives as possible in the time they have together.

The initiative is part of the wider, Feref-initiated Star Wars: Made GREAT in Britain campaign, which celebrates the special relationship between Star Wars and the UK for over forty years.

Feref is immensely proud of its role in a campaign that showcases the best of British innovation, technology and creativity; rewards fans of the world’s favourite film franchise; and, most importantly, will give financial assistance to a very important charity and the families they support.

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