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FIVE model Daleks who set up shop in Faversham on Saturday made many new fans among curious youngsters - and delighted old buffs of the long-running TV series Dr Who.

The display, organised by the East Kent Society for Science Fiction, raised £100 for BBC Television's Children in Need Appeal but for some of the smaller visitors it proved just too realistic.

Some were just too frightened to meet the Daleks, at their temporary home in Court Street, so organiser Sue Claridge, found herself babysitting outside, as mums, dads and older brothers and sisters went in to meet Dr Who's arch-enemies.

Society member Sue and fellow enthusiasts Garry Mitchell and Dave Duggan, set up the exhibition in the former greengrocer's shop to raise funds for the Children in Need appeal. They were helped by estate agents Ward and Partners and Colyer Commercial, who arranged the use of the pemises, and Faversham Dire Centre, which lent a generator.

Sue explained: "Five of our members have Dalek models, so we thought it would be a great idea to display them for charity. We were surprised at how much boys of about 10 and 11 knew about the programme." Visitors were able to enjoy video clips of classic Dr Who and the Daleks moments and chat with experts about the classic TV drama.

"It was a really enjoyable day, and we never expected we would raise so much money."


Caption: Exterminate: This view of three mighty Daleks will send a shiver down the spine of anyone aged over 35, who used to hide behind the settee when the sci-fi robots were first on the screen in BBC TV's long-running Dr Who series. But organiser of the exhibition in Faversham Sue Claridge doesn't seem too worried!

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