The force was strong for a Corsham fundraising group in 2012 as they raised a record breaking £21,500.
Around 40 volunteer members of Charity Sci-Fi dedicate their weekends to travelling across much of the South West and beyond, dressed as iconic characters, collecting for good causes.
The group’s roots date back to 2007 when its chairman, Adrian Davies, 53, had a Dalek made for him by his brother Gavin.
Mr Davies would appear in costume at charitable events and eventually this led to the creation of Charity Sci-Fi when other enthusiasts got involved.
Last year the group boldly went where they hadn’t before, breaking the £20,000 fundraising barrier, supporting charities such as Wiltshire Young Carers Project, the British Heart Foundation, 16-30 PHAB, Children in Need, Great Western Air Ambulance and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Mr Davies, of Southcroft Road, said: “In 2011 we struggled to beat £10,000, but last year it has been phenomenal, as we’ve more than doubled 2011’s total. A big congratulations needs to go to the whole group – we are just a big family and everyone has their particular part to play.
“Their dedication creating their own costumes and going to all these places every weekend never fails to amaze me.”
The group is now taking a well earned break, but in December they appeared at Corsham’s Christmas lights switch-on and also visited Children’s Hospice South West in Wraxall.
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Really not sure what to say to you guys that hasn’t been said already, its easy just to say thanks, but its more than that, I think you guys just raise the bar on what is already a great event, you all don’t stop, all do whatever we request and to cap it all help raise a lot of money for a very good cause.
So I guess all I can say really is thanks, we love having you all here, the public love it, you have a great team, and a bit like the Mighty Mini charity rides that is now a really established part of the Mini Day, we hope that you too will become the same.
Next years Mini Day is on Saturday 28th September and we hope to see you then, we will get some of the photos to you but in the meantime please say a very genuine big thankyou to all who came along.
Sales & Marketing Director
Castle Combe Circuit.
Thank you so much for coming to Trowbridge on Sat 3 Sept - you really made the Show. The costumes are fantastic. You raised £67 in our collecting buckets for Carnival charities so thank you again.
Look forward to seeing you out and about again soon.
We came to see you today at the North Swindon library and just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day. It was great to see all the characters which both my 6 year old and 3 year old loved! Most memorable bit was when the dr who Clockwork robot female made my 3 yr old daughter jump - she soon made friends with her, had to say goodbye before we left and to night only went to bed with the use that she would see "the last with the pretty mask and red dress" agin soon!