On Thursday the 17th of December, an astounding two hundred and ten people came to join WightFibre and UKSA at Cineworld, Newport for The Official WightFibre Star Wars ‘The Force Awakens’ Charity Premiere in aid of UKSA.
The Premiere kicked off at 6pm and the VIP guests, some of which were specially invited and some who were competition winners, were treated to an incredible night. Pre-screening entertainment included 17 characters from Star Wars, including Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Chewbacca, performed by the Vectis Remnant Squad of UK Garrison (Click characters mentioned for photos). Guests were able to have photos taken with the Star Wars characters and interact with them. Even WightFibre CEO John Irvine couldn’t resist having his photo taken!
After everybody enjoyed their free glass of fizz, found out more about UKSA and absorb the exciting atmosphere, guests progressed to Screen 10 for the Charity Auction which was conducted by Rex Gully of Hose Rhodes Dickson Fine Art Auctioneers. There were five lots, including generous donations from Bestival, Liz Earle, UKSA, Chocolate Island and PC Consultants, which in total accounted for £1,480 of the total amount raised.
WightFibre are pleased to announce that the running total for the event is currently at £3,200 and rising daily with new pledges. The cheque will be presented to UKSA in January 2016.
Thank you to Roger Lowe of Lowes Photography for capturing some fantastic shots of the evening, the gallery will be available to view soon.
Thank you to everyone that worked incredibly hard to make the Premiere happen and to all of the guests – what a night to remember!