Dedicated fundraiser Ady Davies is raising money for the British Heart Foundation at a Science Fiction Day in Corsham after having three heart attacks in just over a year.

Mr Davies, who has been organising the theme days for families since 2008, is raising money for the British Heart Foundation, 16 to 30 PHAB, based in Chippenham, and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The 50-year-old, who has three life-size Daleks in his house and a Tardis on his drive said: “I got into doing this when my younger brother gave me a life-size Dalek one year.

“I’m not a die-hard fan it’s just the events make such a difference to charity. You don’t have to be a Dr Who fan, you just need to care about people.”

The father-of-three had a massive heart attack when he was 41, followed by another a year later and then underwent an angioplasty shortly afterwards.

As a result of the procedure he had a third, controlled, heart attack, which was expected as a possible side effect.

He doesn’t let this stop him though, and said: “I can sit down and be miserable or I can fight it and smile.”.

Mr Davies, of Rudloe, is working part-time for the Office for National Statistics as well as teaching wind surfing in the South West and organising charity events.

However he said he needs the help of local businesses and traders to make the event in April a success.

“For it to really work I need local businesses to donate money or raffle prizes so we can raise as much money for charity as possible.

“Manor Garage in Box has already covered the costs of hiring Corsham Community Centre, while Rudloe Hall Hotel has donated two nights bed and breakfast for four of our celebrity guests.”

As well as the favourite Dr Who and Star Wars life-size characters Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in Star Wars and comic strip artist Mike Collins will also be at the community centre.

Harry Potter star Tony Coburn, who played the young Lucius Malfoy, will also be there and more guests are lined up.

The event takes place on April 17 from 10am to 4pm and tickets are available from Automattic Comics, £3 for adults and £2 for children.

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