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David Lynch unveils $1m meditation fund for soldiers

Iconic filmmaker David Lynch has put both his creativity and celebrity to fantastic use by launching a $1 million fund for soldiers affected by trauma. 

The 'Twin Peaks' mastermind attended a special gala for The David Lynch Foundation in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 3 and unveiled the generous donation (£625,000), which will enable soldiers to experience meditation courses in order to help them deal with the traumas of war. 

Lynch, who fully endorses Transcendental Meditation, hopes the fund will allow veterans to learn the techniques as a method of coping and recovery. A statement on his Foundation's website explains:

"The David Lynch Foundation works in collaboration with government agencies and national and local veterans' outreach organizations to provide individual and group programs to heal the wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, support the families of veterans with PTSD who are hospitalized or have lost their lives due to combat or suicide, and empower military personnel and military students with the tools to promote mental and physical resiliency."

Watch a promotional video for Operation Warrior Wellness, which Lynch uploaded to his site last year, below: