March 1 2015 Latest news:
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, superheroes can sign up online at www.stnicholashospicecare.co.uk