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Cinema to host charity screening for Charles

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 06, 2014

Ponys from the Blue Cross Centre at Cineworld to help promote new movie - War Horse....Sophie Hughes + Muffin, Charles Hickman, Emma Bunn + Angel

Ponys from the Blue Cross Centre at Cineworld to help promote new movie - War Horse....Sophie Hughes + Muffin, Charles Hickman, Emma Bunn + Angel

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A BURTON cinema is to hold a charity screening of Man of Steel in memory of one of its most popular workers.

Cineworld, in Middleway Park, will hold the special one-off screening of the latest Superman blockbuster at 8pm on July 13 in memory of Charles Hickman.

Charles’ sister, Liz Goring, said: “It is brilliant that the cinema want to do this. Charles loved his job and he loved everyone he worked with. I think he would be chuffed to bits with this.”

The former John Taylor pupil, of Shobnall Road, Burton, lost his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Monday, April 28, aged just 26.

In the days after his death, his friends set up fund-raising page and more than £1,000 was donated to Macmillan, and another, raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, has reached more than £500 so far.

Charles’ family has been struggling to come to terms with his premature death.

Mrs Goring said: “It has been very hard. We still cannot believe he is not here – it just won’t sink in. We can’t believe it is real.”

At Charles’ funeral mourners were treated to music of Man of Steel by Hans Zimmerman and Call on Me by Eric Prydz.

The Doctor Who fan entered the chapel in a blue coffin which carried a replica Tardis.

Rev Jefferies told the congregation: “He was mad about films and it was working at the cinema that he was in his element. He loved the job and loved the people and everyone there loved him.

“He was a supervisor at Cineworld which meant he could run around a lot. You could hear him before you could see him.

“He was so full of life, so full of enthusiasm.”

Tickets for the screening are available online or in the cinema. Proceeds will be donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

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