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Storming Australia: Man walking around Australia in a stormtrooper suit for charity

This isn’t technically tech news, but it does include a stormtrooper costume which makes it kinda nerdy – and right now it’s warming my heart quite a lot. In a month that typically sees men grow copious amounts of facial hair in the name of charity, one man is walking around Australia in a stormtrooper suit to raise money for just as worthy a cause. Scott Loxley, a member of the 501st Legion, is walking around Australia, some 15,000kms and spanning 18 months, to raise money for the Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. The 501st Legion is an international costuming organization that specializes in raising funds for charity, and Loxley is doing his part by doing his trek in the full Sandtrooper costume from Star Wars, no mean feat in a country that is currently in Spring and moving quickly into Summer.

walking around Australia in a stormtrooper suit
Loxley is hoping to raise $100,000 for the Monash Children’s Hospital, but with 9,000kms of his journey behind him, Loxley is currently sitting at just over $30,000 contributed towards his target. It’s no easy task either – Loxley is doing the walk with no support crew and is having to eat wildlife he finds on the side of the road to keep him going. Still, through several interviews and vlogs, he appears to be in good spirits, and we hope he makes it to the end having reached his target for contributions.

If you want to contribute to Loxley’s cause, or want to know more, take a look at his donation page here.

Source: Monash Children’s Hospital via Kotaku Australia

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