Following last year’s success, Gobsmack Comics’ now annual Star Wars day will return next month. The event on Saturday February 3, will raise money, for local charity The Springboard Project, as various characters from the Star Wars universe visit the shop situated in Swan Walk Shopping Centre. Visitors will get the chance to meet Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Jedi’s and other characters from the films, and grab the opportunity to take some great selfies!
Gobsmack Comics owner, Drew Dewsall, said: “Last year’s event raised over £300 for the charity and saw Swan Walk packed with Star Wars fans of all ages and this year, the event is going to be even better. It’s a great way for us to offer something truly unique, for the people of Horsham, and do some good at the same time. Plus, who doesn’t want to meet Chewbacca?”
Gobsmack Comics has been serving the people of Horsham since it first opened as a popup shop in 2015. Since then, they have put on various themed days for the local community. These days have so far raised in excess of £600 for The Springboard Project, a community based charity that provides inclusive play and leisure opportunities for families with young children and fun short breaks for children and teenagers with disabilities.
Providing most of the characters will be costume group Iconic Legion, featuring a team of dedicated volunteers who regularly give up their spare time in order to raise money for charities all over the country.
On top of the amazing costumers, Gobsmack will be offering discounts on all things Star Wars in store throughout the day and they also encourage anyone to come along dressed as their favourite Star Wars characters. So, for a day out in Horsham with a difference, don your Imperial or Rebellion gear and join in the fun!