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Gallery: May The 4th Be With You

PUBLISHED: 10:20 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 23 May 2013

Guests Neil and Emma Loughrey    Photo: Mark Pickthall

Guests Neil and Emma Loughrey Photo: Mark Pickthall

Mark Pickthall

Even the sun was shining when 260 guests gathered at Hazlegrove School, Sparkford, for a May 4th Star Wars Fundraising Ball.

Galactic characters of every kind turned up for the party.

Inside the large marquee colourful planets twirled in a star-lit ceiling, silver moon rocks decorated the tables, wine coolers glowed neon mauve, Chewbacca was seen manning the disco, while Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2D2 and Darth Maul mingled freely with guests in a shimmering crowd of predominantly silver and black outfits.

A grand auction was conducted by charismatic Nigel Wilson-Brown, chaplain of Kings School Bruton.

All auction lots attracted generous bidding, so too did the glittering selection of silent auction and raffle prizes.

In total, more than £30,000 was raised and these funds will be donated to two important causes; Yeovil Hospital’s new Baby Care Unit Appeal and an outdoor educational area for Hazlegrove’s new Teaching and Learning Centre.

To see more pictures click the link at the top right of the page.


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