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Wellington Comic Con raises hundreds for charity - with pictures and video

Telford | Entertainment | Published:

Even stormtroopers need to keep themselves fed.

This pair took a break from the Dark Side to pop into Wellington Market to pick up some groceries.

They were among 2,000 people who descended on the town for a Comic Con, raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Watch the video here:

Pokemon and Daleks were also on hand for the event, which also boasted a full-sized replica of Lightning McQueen from Disney's Cars and a Games of Thrones Iron Throne, signed by members of the cast.

VIP Julian Seager, who has appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones and Poldark, led a charity auction, raising £475. Another £388 was collected during the day. The money will be split between West Mercia Search and Rescue, Troop Aid and Telford Mind.

Extra money was raised by the MS troopers, gathering around £115 for MS Research.

Organiser Emma Woodhouse-Unwin, 38, said: "It went really well. Our traders loved it. Everybody we spoke to had a fantastic time.

"I'm really proud of how much money we made and how much publicity we gave to Wellington Market. We had people who hadn't been into Wellington for years who didn't know about all the new shops, but now they've said they'll come back."

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