Cannes Film Fest 2019: Robert Pattinson, Hellen Mirren Help Hollywood Foreign Press Donate $500,000 to Help Refugees

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), at the Nikki Beach party held in association with Participant Media, donated $500,000 to international aid organization Help Refugees.

Co-hosts Robert Pattinson and Helen Mirren along with Tarantino and Cannes jury head Inarritu were among the notable guests who came out to celebrate.

Help Refugees founder Josie Naughton accepted a check from Mirren. “You’re safe, you’re out of the rain, you have a roof over your head,” Mirren told the guests, explaining, “This is an amazing organization, providing humanitarian aid with minimum overhead, and how lucky are we that we don’t need that help.”

Former Ugandan refugee Aloysius Ssali, who heads an organization funded by Help Refugees, said he was excited and grateful for the sizeable donation.