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Imperial Trooper Takes A Charitable Stroll

Posted on the 19 July 2011 by Mregina @justfundraising

Star Wars Fundraising, Stormtrooper charityI know, I know ANOTHER star wars fund raising story. I can’t help it but these guys are busy people in the community service department!  This is pretty big news so in case you haven’t heard it here’s a nice piece that’s happening now in Australia.

Jacob French has just started walking across Australia — from Perth to Sydney (4100km) — in a Stormtrooper outfit to raise money for the Starlight Foundation.

As many of you know, the Starlight Foundation helps the lives on seriously ill children. Jacob hopes to raise money by averaging about 40km a day for five days a week (which means he’ll probably get to Sydney around half a year from now).

Starting in July 2011 I aim to walk from Perth (Western Australia) to Sydney (New South Wales). Over the course of the trek I will cross 4 states and cover approximately 5000km’s in modified stormtrooper armour. The plan for now is to push a lightweight buggy with needed supplies an average distance of 35-40km’s for 5 days a week until the trek is complete.

I am a member of the worldwide “501st Legion”, a volunteer organisation that wears quality star wars outfits for Star Wars related events and as a means to contribute to their local communities through charity work.

Couldn’t imagine walking through Australia in a stormtrooper suit. I hope that thing breathes.

You can find Jocob’s page on everydayhero. Consider donating to him and the Starlight Foundation. It’s a unique gimmick for a worthwhile cause.  

Imperial Trooper Takes A Charitable Stroll

For more awesome images of Jacob’s walk click here .

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