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MediCinema hosted its first Star Wars Charity Dinner and Quiz, raising a five-figure sum for the film charity.

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MediCinema has held its first Star Wars Dinner and Quiz at the Hilton Park Lane Hilton, raising a five-figure sum for the charity that installs and manages state-of-the-art cinemas in hospitals.

500 guests mingled with Star Wars characters at a champagne reception before Star Wars loving celebritiestook on the Sci-Fi loving guests in a battle to become MediCinema Quiz Wars Champions 2012.

Radio DJ Edith Bowman hosted the night with quiz master Alex Zane and auctioneer Martin Bayfield. Special rounds were hosted by cast members Warwick Davis and Jeremy Bulloch, as well as a video link up with MediCinema patron Nick Frost who dished out his own Star Wars trivia in round three.  

 

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Prizes in the auction included a Jedi Master Class training session at Elstree Studios, a trip to view California’s most coveted Star Wars collection at Obi Wan Ranch in San Francisco and Brian May’s electric guitar.

Meanwhile, seven-year-old MediCinema user Uzayr Haider, who is recovering from a recent kidney transplant and has spent an extensive amount of time in hospital, raised £12,000 through a special auction lot for Spiderman 4 premiere tickets, his all time favourite film.

This was the first major fundraiser by MediCinema CEO Stephen Moore. The event was supported by 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and TLC.

Table enquiries are already being made for next year,so sign up to the Quiz Wars mailing list here.

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