Havering Mind Star Wars Convention raises £1,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 13:04 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 05 December 2016
Characters from the epic saga Star Wars have brought the force to the borough and helped raise hundreds of pounds for a mental health charity.
Star Wars Convention
Stallholder, Matthew Bergin as 'Jedi Obiwan' with fan, Connor Bennet, 13 as 'Sith Lord' at Havering Mind star wars fundraising event, held at the YMCA in Rush Green.
Star Wars fan, Elizabeth Humphries at Havering Mind star wars fundraising event, held at the YMCA in Rush Green.
Stallholders, David Limbury as 'The Baron' and Lorna Bergin as 'Jedi' at Havering Mind star wars fundraising event, held at the YMCA in Rush Green.
Star Wars fan, Darren Lanfranco at Havering Mind star wars fundraising event, held at the YMCA in Rush Green.
Dozens of families in fancy dress attended Havering Mind’s Star Wars Convention on Saturday at the YMCA, Rush Green Road, Romford.
The fundraising event was opened by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and Darth Vader and raised more than £1,000 for the charity.
Events coordinator Ciaran White said: “We had a great time holding the Star Wars event. It was so great to see all the people who dressed up. Darth Vader was chillingly realistic and many young children and adults were mesmerised.”
Plenty of stall with gifts, toys and sci-fi memorabilia were on offer and actors, including Nick Joseph, who was in the original film back in 1977 as the Medal of Yavin Bearer, delighted fans by signing autographs.
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