A galaxy far, far away comes to Notts as Star Wars fans asked to help raise funds for Mapperley hospice

Star Wars fans are in for a real ‘tweet’ later this month.

Fans of the famous film franchise are being given the chance to pose for pics with their favourite characters to help raise funds for a hospice in Mapperley.

Members of the Star Wars costume group East Midlands Garrison will be posing for photos at the R2 Tweet2 robin at Victoria Centre Market, Nottingham, to raise vital funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Characters in attendance including Boba Fett, Jawa, Han Solo and Princess Leia, Imperial Troops, and an Imperial Officer will pose with members of the public for a suggested donation of £3 – which will go towards for hospice funds.

The event takes place on Thursday, August 23 between 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm


Greg Hewitt, fundraising events co-ordinator at Nottinghamshire Hospice, said: “If you’re a Star Wars fan this is a unique opportunity to have your photo taken with the characters and for a small donation we will supply you with a high-res digital copy of the photo. May the Force be with you!”

Nottinghamshire Hospice is the charity partner for Hoodwinked, a colourful sculpture trail comprising 33 quirky five-foot robin statues taking place over the summer in Nottingham.

Sculptures have been sponsored by businesses and painted by local artists. At the end of the trail sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for the hospice.

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