Call for Haverhill superheroes to join charity walk

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St Nicholas Hospice Care is issuing a superhero-sized appeal for all wannabe Iron Men, Batmen and Spider-Men to remember their personal heroes and take part in a fund-raising event for men.

Hospice Superheroes will see fancy dress-clad fund-raisers walk five miles around Haverhill in aid of the Hospice, on May 31.

The Hospice Superheroes walk will also feature a few surprises and challenges along the way.

Organiser Jenny Baskett, St Nicholas Hospice Care events and challenges fund-raiser, said: “We’ve organised for everyone taking part to be given a pie and pint - with vegetarian and non-alcoholic alternatives available - at the end as an added incentive.

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

“I’d 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.”

It is the first time the walk has been held in Haverhill – previously it has been in Bury St Edmunds – with the 2015 event starting at the Burton Centre, in Camps Road, at 2.30pm, with registration from 1.30pm.

Everyone taking part in Hospice Superheroes should aim to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.

The minimum age for mini-heroes is ten.

Walkers aged 10-17 must be accompanied by a grown-up superhero aged 18 Earth years or more, and obtain parental consent.

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

For more information about the event or to request a registration form, call Jenny on 01284 715583, email jenny.baskett@stnh.org.uk or sign up online at www.stnicholashospicecare.co.uk.

Registration costs £15.