A RENFREW man is using his film podcast as a ‘force for good’ to raise money to support children and families through the coronavirus pandemic.

David Campbell has organised a Star Wars themed quiz to raise money for Children 1st, which works with families across Scotland to protect children from harm and to help them to recover from trauma and abuse.

The 24-year-old hopes the ‘Star Wars Trivia Gauntlet’, which will be streamed live on YouTube on Saturday night, will raise as much money as possible to support children and families in need.

David said: “I have read a lot of the stories Children 1st has shared about kids who are really in need right now and I’m aware that for some families face a lot of challenges at home.

“And even when you look at the education side of things, I know the difficulties that kids have in accessing education in terms of technology and equipment.

“So it was a no brainer to focus our charity efforts on raising money to support children and families.”

David also hopes the ‘Star Wars Trivia Gauntlet’, which is part of the First Time Film podcast he produces, will also bring children and families together.

He added: “Star Wars is very much a family affair and I think the pandemic has made us realise that these are the type of things we miss so hopefully this event will bring people together and replicate that experience, that community atmosphere.”

David is encouraging people to enter the quiz which will take place in a similar format as a wrestling 'royal rumble', where everyone is randomly drawn a number beforehand, the first four start, and the lowest scorer of each round is eliminated to be replaced by the next entrant.

Gary Kernahan, director of Fundraising at Children 1st, said that the money raised will support children and families in Renfrew and across Scotland.

He said: “On behalf of the charity, we would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to David for organising this event.

“Every penny raised will allow us to continue to give children and families across Scotland emotional, financial and practical support to help them to feel strong, put food on their table, keep a roof over their heads and keep children learning during this terrible pandemic.”

Tickets are £10 and to enter email DavidC55555@hotmail.co.uk or if anyone would like to watch the quiz then go to the FTYT YouTube channel, subscribe and the event will be live to watch at 7pm on Saturday.

Or to donate online go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ftstarwarsgauntlet.