THEY came to Braehead shopping centre from a galaxy far, far away. Pictured And although Darth Vader is a baddie, he was doing a good deed by visiting the mall to help raise money for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. To mark Star Wars Day, (May the 4th be with you) Darth was joined by a Stormtrooper, a TIE Pilot, a Wookie and a Blue Squadron Pilot in a fundraising effort at the Braehead Centre. The Star Wars characters – who are from the Imperial Scottish Garrison Rebel Legion UK – were giving shoppers the chance to have a selfie taken with them in return for a donation to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Head of Partnerships of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity William McGowan said: “We are so grateful to Imperial Scottish Garrison, Rebel Legion UK members and Braehead Shopping Centre for their continued support of the charity. “Star Wars Day at Braehead is a highlight for children and adults alike, and the generosity of Braehead shoppers will help fund life changing projects and services at the children’s hospital in Glasgow.” Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown said: “We were delighted when Darth Vader accepted our invitation to come out from the Dark Side long enough to raise much-needed money for such a good cause. “The Force was certainly strong when the Star Wars characters were wandering around the mall collecting donations to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity.” ends MacDonald Media Mark F Gibson / Gibson Digital All images © Gibson Digital 2023

UWS student midwife, Rebecca Harrison, has written and performed a single for International Day of the Midwife. It celebrates and honours midwives and the significant role that they play in the lives of families and, in turn, our whole society.

Rebecca sought input from fellow student midwives, friends and family (her little boy sings at the end of the song). All of the funds raised from the single will go towards the Midwifery Scholarship fund which supports students during their programme with additional training and education.

All money raised from the sale of the music will be donated to the UWS Midwifery Scholarship Fund.

Click play above to listen to the song

‘Sticking Together’ is a song written by student midwife Rebecca Harrison to celebrate International Day of the Midwife, marking the theme of ‘Together Again: from Evidence to Reality’. With input from fellow student midwives and recent service users, this song seeks to honour student midwives and midwives, highlighting the significance of their role in our society. All proceeds will be donated to UWS Midwifery Scholarship Fund to help reduce financial barriers to further learning opportunities for UWS Student Midwives.

If you would like to purchase copy of the track, visit: Amazon and Apple music.

Photo: Sticking together single cover

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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