CHARACTERS from the Star Wars saga are set to invade Cwmbran this weekend.

The family fun day, which will take place on Saturday, June 16, is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Tŷ Hafan.

The day is being arranged by One Great Day.

Famous characters from the popular Star Wars franchise will be visiting the centre, and face painting and glitter tattoos will be on offer throughout the day.

A children’s fancy dress competition will also take place with three prizes available donated by Doodlebug and The Entertainer.

Rikki Teml, who is the centre manager at Cwmbran Centre, said:

“[It] is a highlight in our calendar and we are delighted to be able to offer our support to two fantastic charities, Ty Hafan and Great Ormond Street Hospital, which support patients and families from across the UK.

“There is always a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere for One Great Day, and we are looking forward to welcoming the local community to the centre later this month to enjoy it with us.”

And Michal Noe, who is a trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Cwmbran Centre as one of 140 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many children’s health charities across the country.

"We are very grateful to CBRE, Montague Evans and Savills, our official corporate partners, for making this initiative possible.

“This is the largest One Great Day yet, and we are proud that One Great Day is helping so many children’s health charities across the country.”