THE gentle facet and the darkish facet got here collectively in full power as a one-off on Saturday within the Market Place, to boost funds for the sunshine facet.
Stormtroopers, Jedis, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and even Darth Vader and Darkish Troopers had been in the identical place and on the identical facet for as soon as, all within the title of charity.
The Star Wars group behind the fundraiser, “fifth Legion”, had been hoping to boost as a lot cash as doable for the Breaking Obstacles charity, which was chosen by the buying centre.
Lee Rogers, higher often known as an “Imperial Officer” from the Galactic Empire’s navy, stated: “We’re massive geeks at coronary heart, and revel in elevating cash.
“We’ve got turn into mates as a part of the fifth Legion.
“We’re volunteers and quit our time for occasions, and it’s what we take pleasure in doing.
“It’s completely improbable to decorate up for a great trigger and be geeks.
“Who doesn’t prefer it?”
Chewbacca additionally let loose a “loud excited roar” in settlement for the trigger.
Generic Jedi added: “We’re right here to struggle evil as members of the empire, however for a great trigger.
“We’ve got completed fairly just a few earlier than and it’s actually good enjoyable.
“I like seeing the faces on the youngsters and the adults are massive children too.
“A number of the adults even maintain the sunshine sabers.
“There are such a lot of folks throughout the ages.”
The workforce additionally set a problem between themselves the place they break up off into small teams to see who may increase essentially the most cash by the tip of the day.
Generic Jedi added: “The empire has been preventing in opposition to the rebels for a great trigger with the gathering to see who wins.”
They continued to entertain customers all through the remainder of the day with their props, and practical costumes.
They’ve been a Star Wars costuming group for over 4 years, elevating as a lot as £50,000 for numerous charities, together with Manchester Youngsters’s Hospital, Petal Most cancers Analysis, Neave’s Fund, British Coronary heart Basis, Parkinson’s UK, Bury Hospice, Pendleside Hospice, 4X4 Mountain Rescue Group, The Firefighters Charity and extra.
Initially beginning off as 5 mates, they quickly expanded the group, by means of their shared love of Star Wars, with the objective being to boost cash for charity.
You may even see the Star Wars troops at numerous Comedian Con occasions and buying centres preventing for the sunshine facet.