Serkis, who played Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings, has appealed for fans to “give generously”, and added: “Together we can make a difference for parents and babies now and for future generations.”
The 57-year-old is known for his performance capture roles in The Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong and Star Wars.
Through a Gofundme.com page set up by Serkis, donors can view an exclusive interview where he shared insights into his life and career – including details about his 11-hour “Hobbitathon” and the inspiration behind Gollum’s voice.
During the Q&A with broadcaster Neev Spencer, Serkis also revealed what it was like to work with actor Tom Hardy while directing the film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, released earlier this year.
An official Venom movie poster signed by both Serkis and Hardy is being sold in the auction, with the current bid at £450.
For more information about the auction, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/andy-serkis-fundraising-for-best-beginnings