Yesterday Star Wars Aberdeen held a Fun Day at Transition Extreme Sports in support of CLAN, a cancer charity.
Star Wars Aberdeen is a non-profit organisation, they support local businesses and sell artwork to raise money and awareness for CLAN.
CLAN cancer support provide comfort and support for people of all ages affected by cancer. They provide a variety of services including Support Groups and Counselling.
Event organiser Morgan Black has personally supported the charity for years and with Star Wars Aberdeen for two.
He thinks that using a pop-culture themed event has helped them raise money, as it is not just a fundraiser but is also a fun day out.
He said: "It is a great way to meet other fans of the franchise and connect with people affected by cancer.
“You start speaking to people who have been affected by cancer and how CLAN have helped them. Or maybe they didn’t know about it and then you’re opening up doors for them as well.
“It works both ways it’s for local businesses, it’s for bringing Star Wars fans together to do cool things like this today and it’s also making people aware of the charity we help support.”
To raise money for the charity a wide variety of events are held across Aberdeen, at these events local artists sell their work and provide prizes for raffles. This year they had artists from Glasgow, Oban and the North East. Star Wars Aberdeen believe in “channelling the force through art and creativity”.
They chose to support CLAN because the charity helps with a wide variety of people affected by cancer in different ways, and do youth work and offer support groups. Morgan also believes it is good to support an organisation like CLAN as you never know when you may need to use the facilities.
“It’s also about seeing the good work they do and seeing the money you raised going to help children out who are suffering from cancer or families that maybe need a bit of help.”
At the event there was lots of families and a wide variety of people, of all ages, dressed as characters from the franchise. There was a colouring table for children and costume parade.
The winner of the costume parade for under 16s was the cutest, little Jawa anyone had ever seen, they won a replica of “The Tooka” from “Rogue One” created by Nicolpops. Meanwhile in the adult section Rey won prints by Mark Boyle.
There was also two raffles held, one with the chance to win a “Millennium Falcon” worth £350, made entirely from scrap metal designed by Niall Robertson (below). The winner of this raffle will be announced on May the 4th and tickets are still available to buy at Geek Bothy, Unit 3 Transition Extreme.
The event raised £520 for CLAN and prints by Mark Boyle are still available through the Star Wars Aberdeen Facebook page with all the money going to CLAN once costs are covered.
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