Stormtroopers have a hard life. They've been annihilated en masse on two successive Death Stars, despite just following orders, they've been constantly cleaved in twain by light sabers, and they lost a war against a large group of glorified teddy bears. Now, in aid of the Starlight Foundation, we have a Stormtrooper walking across Australia! When will the suffering end?
Jacob French, in order to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, has decided to walk 4100 km, from Perth to Sydney, dressed as a Stormtrooper.
Starting in July 2011 I aim to walk from Perth (Western Australia) to Sydney (New South Wales). Over the course of the trek I will cross 4 states and cover approximately 5000km’s in modified stormtrooper armour. The plan for now is to push a lightweight buggy with needed supplies an average distance of 35-40km’s for 5 days a week until the trek is complete.
I am a member of the worldwide “501st Legion”, a volunteer organisation that wears quality star wars outfits for Star Wars related events and as a means to contribute to their local communities through charity work.
A pretty incredible achievement if he pulls it off.
You can donate to his cause here.
Jacob is also live tweeting his journey here.