Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction
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Peter Capaldi has signed and donated a script of one of his last Doctor Who episodes to an online charity auction.
The one-off shooting script for the series 10 finale The Doctor Falls has been signed and personalised by the Glaswegian actor who played the 12th incarnation of the titular character.
It will be auctioned off at the first virtual version of the annual Capital Sci-Fi Con, which takes place on Saturday March 13 in aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
Capaldi said: “I am delighted to donate this personalised shooting script for The Doctor Falls by Steven Moffat to be auctioned for CHAS at Capital Sci Fi Con.
“Reading the full script gives an insight into Steven’s beautiful work and this truly is an amazing collector’s item for Doctor Who fans.
“I hope it helps raise lots of vital funds for CHAS, an incredible charity that helps so many vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.”
The former Doctor appeared at the 2019 convention in Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange and donated another script to help the charity last year.
Capaldi added an illustration to the one-off script for the episode Heaven Sent which raised £4,460.
Other auction items this year include a dressing gown worn by Emma Thompson in Men in Black 3 and a personalised video from Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart.
Fiona Leslie, senior community fundraiser at CHAS, said: “We are absolutely delighted and privileged that Peter is once again supporting CHAS through Capital Sci-Fi Con which is now in its sixth year.
“Since 2016 the Con’s organiser Keith Armour and his team have raised a phenomenal £312,000 for CHAS and we are indebted to them for their determination in ensuring this year’s event could still go ahead virtually after it became clear a physical event wasn’t going to be possible because of the pandemic.
“With Keith’s vision and support from stars like Peter we hope sci-fi fans from across the world will join in the fun online to raise funds to help children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland.
“Stay tuned to the Capital Sci-Fi Con website for the auction link going live in early March plus further updates.”
Tickets for the Virtual Capital Sci-Fi Con 2021 cost £3 and are available now at https://www.capitalscificon.co.uk.