Star Wars items in charity auction

CAROLINE CULOT Star Wars fans will be able to bid for "out of this world" items including a signed photo of Obi Wan Kenobi and a Christmas card from the movie-maker himself George Lucas at a charity auction in Norwich on Bank Holiday Monday to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

CAROLINE CULOT

Star Wars fans will be able to bid for "out of this world" items including a signed photo of Obi Wan Kenobi and a Christmas card from the movie-maker himself George Lucas at a charity auction in Norwich to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The auction will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28, at the Moles Rest social club, Fifers Lane, from 3pm. Entry is free.

The event is being held by the Norwich and District Star Wars Club which has all kinds of goodies from the stars of stage and screen, with many lots to do with the Star Wars movies including a whole host of signed photos from the actors who played parts such as the infamous Darth Vader.


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Items up for grabs include signed photos of John Travolta with a hand-written supporting letter from his wife, Cat in the Hat actress Kelly Preston. There is a signed photo of Tony Blair with a letter from Number 10, and ones from countless other people in the public eye such as Liz Hurley and EastEnders' stars past and present like Nigel Harman, Barbara Windsor and Ross Kemp.

There is a signed shirt from martial-arts director Jackie Chan and from the world of music, a signed postcard from Danni Minogue, a photo of Queen's Brian May and sporting items including Norwich City football memorabilia and signed lots from Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave.

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Prizes have been collected from local shops and businesses including a year's entry to Hollywood Cinemas for two adults.

The auctioneer will be Martin Fox of Aylsham-based Keys Auctioneers and it is hoped at least two of the Norwich City first team players will attend.

All proceeds will be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance which provides a 365-day service covering 5000 square miles of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, with the aim of flying patients to hospital within the "golden hour" following their illness or injury.

This service is very expensive and is funded by donations to the charity. With the new Eurocopter BK117 helicopter, the monthly running costs are around £110,000.

To see a full list of lots, visit www.norwichstarwarsclub.co.uk

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