Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Bury St Edmunds: St Nicholas Hospice Care is searching for would-be Batmen, Spidermen and Iron Men to be their superheroes

12:24 06 March 2014

St Nicholas Hospice in Bury launches its Superhero fundraiser. Robert Dodds (left) and Kenneth Ramsey serve tea to Robert Allen.

St Nicholas Hospice in Bury launches its Superhero fundraiser. Robert Dodds (left) and Kenneth Ramsey serve tea to Robert Allen.

Archant

A superhero-sized appeal has been issued for would-be Batmen, Spidermen and Iron Men to become their hero for a day as part of a ‘men-only’ charity fundraiser.

The Hospice Superheroes event will see fancy dress-clad participants walk five miles around Bury’s Nowton Park to boost the coffers of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

In addition to the walk there will be a memory board where participants can remember their loved ones and personal heroes.

The sponsored walk, on Sunday, June 29, will also feature a few surprises and challenges along the way.

Jenny Baskett, St Nicholas Hospice Care events and challenges fundraiser, is organising the walk.

She said: “We’ve organised for everyone taking part to be given a pie and pint at the end as an added incentive.

“On top of that, we know it will be a lot of fun.

“We hope the memory board will be popular, as we know many people raising funds for the hospice do it in memory of a family member, friend or colleague.

“I would be thrilled if lots of groups signed up to take part – whether men from the same family or perhaps those who work together – but equally men who take part on their own will be given a superhero-sized welcome and will not feel left out.”

Everyone entering the Hospice Superheroes will be asked to raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

The minimum age for mini-heroes is 10, and walkers aged 10 to 17 must obtain parental consent and be accompanied by a grown-up superhero aged 18 Earth years or more.

Ms Baskett added: “Not only will Hospice Superheroes be a really fun walk in the park, but it will help to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

“The Hospice needs to raise £11,000 every day, so every pound raised by our superheroes will make a real difference.”

Hospice Superheroes is
not a race, so no running, jogging or low-level flying is allowed.

For more information or to request a registration form, call Jenny on 01284 715583 or email jenny.baskett@stnh.org.uk

Alternatively, superheroes can sign up online at www.stnicholashospicecare.co.uk

0 comments

Stoke Street, where the incident happened

Three men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Ipswich have been told they will not be charged.

Tracy Garwood's car parked on her drive in Saturn Road, Ipswich

A woman has been left fuming after she was given a ticket for a car parked on her drive, which was deemed to be on double yellow lines.

Thomas Wolsey wearing a woolly hat.

A statue of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey took on a more colourful appearance after he was “yarn-bombed” by an Ipswich art group.

The scene of the multi vehicle accident on the A14 by the Rougham Industrial Estate

Three motorists who filmed the scene of a seven-vehicle crash which left a lorry driver in a critical condition have attended courses to avoid being fined.

Poppy and Freddie Millerchip with Pretty Penny

The streets of Ipswich have appeared busier than usual over the past few days with extra shoppers enjoying the warmer weather - and the new Pigs Gone Wild statues adding to the buzz, as captured by Instagram users.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

An Ipswich man who grabbed the keys to a car after a drunken night out before crashing it into two other vehicles has been jailed.

Dr Dan Poulter.

Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has backed Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister in an early move in the Tory leadership contest.

The Maggie Playbus.

Ipswich’s popular playbus Maggie has been forced off the road by vandals – but she could have a more secure future, for the rest of the summer at least.

Penzance Road area of Kesgrave

A cyclist has been injured after a crash in Kesgrave this morning.

Child Abuse

Child cruelty cases have more than doubled in Suffolk over the past three years, while Essex has seen a 50% increase in offences, figures show.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24