An Islander is set to walk 245km dressed as a storm trooper to raise money for a local charity.

Ben Allen, who’s part of the Vectis Remnant Official Star Wars, will be walking from the Isle of Wight to London this Summer over seven days. He’s raising cash for the Joe Ellis Trust, and wants to raise thousands of pounds for the local charity through sponsorship and donations. He’ll also be training the for the walk on the Island, and will be wearing his costume to get used to it.

Ben Allen Stormtrooper
Ben will be training in Costume on his way to work between Cowes and Newport.
Ben said:

“I think it’s going to open a lot of people’s eyes just seeing a man dressed as a storm trooper walking through the new forest surrounded by ponies and pigs thinking ‘what is going on?'” “I’m going to have to train because just strapping on my costume the day before I go would be a bit of a shock so yes I expect you’ll see me either in full costume or atleast with white legs walking the cycle track and just around the Island really, so there is a chance you’ll see a random storm trooper here there and everywhere.”

And you can follow Ben’s progress on his twitter page – follow @Bensimperial.