Star Wars stormtroopers kidnap Rugby mayor

By Andy Morris Thursday 13 June 2013 Updated: 20/06 11:58

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MAY-OR the force be with you!

Star Wars baddies kidnapped the Mayor Tony Gillias in a stunt to raise awareness of Acorns Children's Hospice.

Stormtroopers from the sci-fi blockbuster invaded the town centre to spread the word for the charity, which aims to provide care and support to over 2,000 life-limited children in the region.

They even went as far as abducting Coun Gillias, holding him hostage inside Acorns' High Street store.

The 'troopers – in reality members of UK Garrison, a volunteer-run Star Wars costuming organisation – went down a storm as families and children joined in the fun and posed for photographs with the fictional villains.

Acorns relies heavily on fund-raising and donations to run its care services. Each of its three hospices costs £7,500 per day to run, and the charity does not charge for its services.

To find out more about Acorns and how to fund-raise, call 0845 120 6892 or visit: www.acorns.org.uk.

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