Chris Hemsworth promotes his upcoming film ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ to help charity

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Cast member Chris Hemsworth poses at the european premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at Westfield shopping centre, Shepherds Bush, London April 21, 2015. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth attended a charity auction for the preview screening of his upcoming film “In the Heart of the Sea” to raise money for the Australian Childhood foundation in Sydney on Tuesday night.

The actor told Sky News that the charity is close to his heart because his parents are social workers of the organisation that  assists children who are suffering from abuse, neglect, trauma and violence.

The dinner had an impressive turnout of $50,000, which will be used to establish a trauma and recovery centre in Sydney. The top prizes at the auction include an opportunity to see the film set of “Thor: Ragnarok” in Gold Coast and a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Hemsworth.

The former People’s Sexiest Man Alive also partnered with ifOnly.com to organise a sweepstakes where the winner will be Hemsworth’s guest at the red carpet premiere of the Ron Howard film “In the Heart of the Sea” in New York.

In an interview with People, Hemsworth said, "New York is always one of my favourite spots to have a premiere, so we'll hang out at the hotel and have a few drinks and just get caught up in the madness of it all."

Hemsworth promised that the winner will get to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood up close and personal.

“In the Heart of the Sea” is a historical-adventure film based on Nataniel Philbrick’s non-fiction book of the same name. The story follows the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820 that inspired the classic Herman Melville’s "Moby-Dick" in 1851.

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