Emma Thompson, Peter Capaldi and Melissa Joan Hart among those helping raise money for Scottish charity at virtual sci-fi con

A host of stars are doing their bit to support a Scottish charity in a highly anticipated sci-fi convention.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:45 pm

Emma Thompson, Peter Capaldi and Melissa Joan Hart are among those who will be raising money for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

A series of unique items will be auctioned off at this years Virtual Capital Sci-Fi Con, which is now in its sixth year.

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A host of stars are doing their bit to support a Scottish charity

One of this year’s top auction prizes is an exclusive dressing gown, donated by Emma Thompson which is emblazoned with ‘M.I.B’ and includes a personal note with the gown in which describes CHAS as “the most wonderful and vital organisation imaginable”.

More one-of-a-kind prizes include a personalised video message from actress Melissa Joan Hart who famously starred as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and a signed Doctor Who script from former timelord Peter Capaldi.

This year’s Capital Sci-Fi Con celebrity guest line-up includes Star Wars stars, Arti Shah, Charlotte Louise and Dee Tails, Doctor Who stars, Clem So and Jon Davey, Game of Thrones actors, Miltos Yerolemou, Ross Mullan and Ian Whyte.

There will also be a Wonder Woman panel talk featuring Scottish-born actress, Lilly Aspell who played Young Diana (Gal Gadot) in Wonder Woman 2017 and Wonder Women 1984.

Fiona Leslie, Senior Community Fundraiser at CHAS, said: “We are incredibly excited about this year’s Virtual Capital Sci-Fi Con and so privileged and grateful to have so many wonderful stars supporting this amazing event once again.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the main organiser, Keith Armour and his team of volunteers for making this year’s Con happen despite all the challenges of a global pandemic.

“Keith and his team have raised a phenomenal £312,000 for CHAS since the very first Con in 2016.”

Keith Armour added: “I would like to thank all our volunteers also all our supporters as, without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to raise as much money as we do for CHAS.”

Recent research commissioned by CHAS shows there over 16,700 babies, children and young people in Scotland living with a life-shortening condition.

The Virtual Capital Sci-Fi Con is set to take place on on Saturday, March 13.

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