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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.

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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

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