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The force is strong in a Norwich shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 19:17 09 October 2011

Michael Henbury, at 2'11

Michael Henbury, at 2'11" Britains's smallest man, with Daniel Thain as Obi-Wan Kenobi, at the Castle Mall fundraising event on Sunday. Michael has appeared in Stars Wars and Harry Potter films.; Photo: Bill Smith

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Young Jedi Knights clashed light sabres while the shortest man in Britain looked on in a fundraiser held at one of Norwich’s premier shopping centres.

Over both days of this weekend The Mall, Norwich played host to the city’s Star Wars Club, who posed for pictures and held a sale of memorabilia all in aid of the Community Sports Foundation.

And alongside them were also Michael Henbury, who starred in the last Harry Potter and whose height of 2’11” helped him play the role of an Ewok in the classic sci-fi adventure, and model Donna Africa of Britain’s Got Talent fame.

Chairman of the Star Wars Club Richard Walker said he hoped the event would raise more than £1000 for the Norwich City run charity, and added:

“It’s been a good few days and though most of the action was further up the mall we sent over some storm troopers and that got a good bit of attention.

“We’ve had a lot of interest and now and the child are enjoying it especially the Jedi training where they get to dress up.”


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