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Sad day made a little better.
Providing an Imperial escort and guard of honour this morning for a lifelong and dedicated Star Wars fan who sadly lost his life recently at just 55.
It was the brothers hope that the 501st UK Garrison might be able to help make today something more that just a day of sadness for the family and friends, and give his brother the kind of send off he'd be delighted with.
It was our honour and privilege to be able to do this for him and his family.
This is what we do.
(photo shared at the request of the family)
September 5th is the International Day of Charity.
The date was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress".
The UK Garrison and 501st Legion invites you to celebrate the day by making a donation to support an important charity: UNICEF.
UNICEF works hard to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.
Please consider donating if you can, and share the link below:
This week 501st UK Garrison brothers and sisters, stepped up to do what was asked of them in these sad and rather unforgiving times.
"On Wednesday, it was our sad duty to provide the escort to a fallen paramedic and lifelong Star Wars fan. It was an honour to perform this small act of acknowledgement for your sacrifice. Rest in peace, Sir."
The UK Garrison was thanked for our Charity Donation to Autism Support Crawley - https://www.facebook.com/AutismSupportCrawleyInfo/posts/1416232288581879
Each year the UK Garrison donates a sum of money from the Member Charity Fund to Charities that have been nominated by members.
This has proved a very popular giving campaign.
Each year members nominate charities that mean something to themselves, personally.
This year Charities from Childrens Hospices through to ex-service dogs have benfitted from #BadGuysDoingGood
By now, there are many who need help recovering whilst the pandemic rages on.
TK-23087 of the UK Garrison is a #CovidWarrior in the middle of this struggle to heal the community.
A healthcare instructor and assistant, he helps the elderly as well as vulnerable dischargees who must care for themselves outside of hospitals.
We are so proud of our troopers who are caring for patients' lives despite the added risks.
Thank you for fighting for us, trooper!