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Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards, will be running the LA marathon next March and he’s doing it to raise money for ASSERT via his JustGiving fundraising page.  If you were lucky enough to meet Gareth at his Rogue One poster signing at Celebration London, which was also raising money for ASSERT, you’ll be aware that Gareth is a patron for the UK charity.

OK… it’s now or never…

As some of you may know, I’m very honoured to be the patron of ASSERT. A UK based charity that supports and helps families and carers of people with Angelman Syndrome, a cause that is very close to my heart ever since my niece Ella was diagnosed with the condition.

For those who are unfamiliar with this rare genetic condition, Angleman Syndrome is a chromosome disorder that causes severe learning difficulties. Many of the children grow up unable to fully walk or talk, and will require looking after throughout their lives.

So I’ve decided it’s about time I got off my arse and tried to raise some money… and so it seemed entirely appropriate to run a marathon in the ‘City of Angels’

I’m going to double the totalamount that is raised. So please give generously and help try and bankrupt me!

Big thanks,


For more information about Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trust and how much it means to Gareth and his family watch the touching video, below, that was shot on the Rogue One set.