A local opticians has been overrun with wookies and storm troopers as it has sponsored Maidstone’s very own comic convention.

Demoncon is run by The Grinning Demon, a family-run independent comic and collectables shop who are using money given by Specsavers in Maidstone to donate comics to schools and help children with reading.

The event was held on Sunday 14th September, with Star Wars figures and other characters coming into Specsavers to meet and greet their biggest fans.

Store director Sanjay Patel said: ‘What better event to tie in with our Star Wars range of frames! We’re so grateful to be helping children to read through Demoncon. It can be difficult to encourage them to read, so we’re happy that our money is going towards helping this.’

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