IN AID OF CoHoC & ST HELELNA HOSPICE

SATURDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 · 10.00AM - 3.30PM

01|09|18 · 10.00AM - 3.30PM

Invasion Colchester 2017

INVASION COLCHESTER Returns...

SATURDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 · 10.00AM - 3.30PM

THROUGHOUT COLCHESTER TOWN CENTRE

STAR CARS · SPECIAL GUESTS · LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT · CHARACTER HUNT · FANCY DRESS COMPETITION · REFRESHMENTS

Thank YOU!

Thanks to the incredible efforts of everyone involved and the generous contributions from everyone who donated, in 2017 we managed to raise an immense...

£11,913

for our chosen charities!

Invasion Colchester smashes £40K raised for Colchester Charities

Invasion Colchester smashes £40K raised for Colchester Charities

Those wonderful people at Invasion Colchester handed a cheque for £5321.72 to St Helena Hospital after their continued success invading Colchester Town Centre with live characters from all manner of films, comics and books.

Held on 2nd of September 2017, this event was one of many organised by Simon Leonard, Kerrie Williams and their team of helpers and volunteers. The event also received much support from local businesses which donated raffle prizes and other help.

This brings the total raised by Invasion Colchester this year to a whopping £11,913.45 – for two local charities – and over £40,000 since the event was originally put together. Amazing!

Invasion Colchester was founded by Simon who survived H1N1 (Swine Flu) in 2011. The virus almost took his life and at one point his family were told to prepared for the worst. He wanted to do something to help raise money for the hospital which saved him. Simon later recruited Kerrie – manager of Ace Comics – to help him organise the event.

St Helena Hospice offers support to families, including children, before and after bereavement.

Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC) is an NHS charity which works to provide many extras that cannot be supplied by the NHS alone. This is a cause close to home for me after my stepfather received life saving radiotherapy for throat cancer in 2016 in the the hospitals cancer department.

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved, and an even bigger ‘thank you’.

Ritchie Hicks, 19 October 2017

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THANK YOUS

ACE Gaming Centre Booker Build-A-Bear Charlie Adlard China Chef Chris Bunn Cineworld Ipswich Clive Double Colchester Gazette Colchester Zoo The Crown in Ardleigh Cursed Earth Drifters Denial Twist Des Taylor Diamond Comics UK Esdevium Games Events Ever After Fantasy Flight Games The Fragrance Shop Fenwick Colchester Fettdog Fraser Morgan GB Posters Geeky Clean Half Moon Bay HMV Colchester John Watson Lego Lemon Arc Lightspeed Crafts Little Images Mandalorian Mercs Marks & Spencer Motion Picture Motors Natwest Mick Fryer-Kelsey Middletons Steak House & Grill MP Gallery My Icon Branding Natasha Robertson NCP Car Parks Nick Joseph Odeon Cinema Colchester Premier Signs Prop Stop Hire Pyramid International R2-D2 Builders Club Ralph Morse Razer Rollerworld Sandeep Mohan Stagecoach Colchester Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club Theo Pearce Three Wise Monkeys Tony Byfield Turtle Beach UK Garrison U.K. Ghostbusters Xtreme Gaming Zebra 3 Cars

...and everyone who wears a costume for the day

Extra special thanks to the amazing team of volunteers who shake the buckets!