Pudsey had some help from an out of this world Corsham charity group collecting for Children in Need in The Shires, Trowbridge, on Saturday and Sunday.

Charity Sci-Fi, based in Corsham, brought Darth Vader and Chewbacca to the shopping centre raising £648 over the two days.

Group chairman Adrian Davies said: “It wasn’t too bad at all we recieved lots of geneorous donations and we are now really looking forward to the events in Swindon and Bristol this weekend.”

On Friday at 6pm the group will be lending a hand at BBC Wiltshire’s Children in Need celebrations at Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon and on Saturday they will be collecting between 10am and 4pm at Cabot Circus, Bristol.

For more information about the group visit www.charityscifi.co.uk.