Star Wars themed mall event raises money for children’s charities

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

A Star Wars themed charity event raised money for children's charities on Saturday.

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

One Great Day is a nation-wide annual charity that raises money and support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH) and another local children's charity close to the heart of each community.

Started in 2014 by parents whose son received care at GOSH, the charity's aim is to make a difference by getting community's involved in a series of local fundraising events held within each shopping centre across the UK on 'One Great Day'.

The Norwich Castle Mall held a fun-filled day that included activities such as build your own lightsaber, Jedi Knight training, and Boba Fett face painting.

Around 100 to 150 children took part in the event, which was also in aid of Finnbar's Force, a charity in the name of Star Wars fan Finnbar Cork who died in 2016, five months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

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A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force a

A photo from the Castle Mall Star Wars Day on Saturday which was to raise money for Finnbars Force and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Angela Sharpe

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