Corsham Sci-Fi Day Raises £6K for Charity

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By R_Ferrier | Friday, May 04, 2012, 09:21

This year's Corsham Sci-Fi Family Funday took place last Saturday, bringing hundreds of people to the town and raising over £6,000 for charity. Check out our gallery photos for more costume fun and tell us if you were at the event.

There was a queue of people waiting to get into the star-studded event throughout the day, which spanned across the sports hall of the Springfield Leisure Centre and the main hall of the Corsham Community Centre, featuring celebrities from the likes of Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and more.

The Corsham Town Council sponsored the event, enabling the hard-working Corsham Sci-Fi team to make use of the bigger sports hall next door. The council's Sharon Thomas said: "It seems to be going really well. We helped support it and gave them a grant for the hire of the leisure centre next door. We're delighted to be here and to be able to support it." 

Showings of Luke Palmer's charity-film, Back to the Future IV, proved popular and already he has raised over £400 for Parkinson's UK. For more information, visit Luke's page.

Luke was at the Sci-Fi event, which had a number of activities throughout the day, including an Audience with the Daleks. "It was great fun," said Luke, "The Daleks get rosettes at the end, as you get to vote for your favourite Dalek. Beforehand it's the Q&A session." Which Dalek was your favourite? 

The event raised money for the Wiltshire Young Carers Project, British Heart Foundation, 16-30 PHAB, and Marie Curie Cancer Care

PHAB was at the event with a cake stall and Lucy Dixon, Team Leader for the Chippenham 16-30 PHAB club, said: "It's going really well, we've sold a lot of cakes. It's been a brilliant day so far."

The Chippenham Scouts were manning the doors. Nick Bartlett, Chippenham Scout Leader, was on hand with his Scouts and keeping the flow of people moving in the right direction. Nick said: "We're on the doors essentially, checking to make sure people have paid as there's an enormous queue out there. They've done a fantastic job."

Stalls packed with exciting gear, quirky characters, celebrities, a costume competition, and the Wiltshire Scrapstore, provided a great day out for all ages, with a grand total of £6,620 raised for charity. Did you go to the event or will you be going next year? Tell us in the comment box below and share your sci-fi stories.

On a similar sci-fi note, May the 4th be with you.



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