Hospices need Matlock superheroes’ help

A charity is calling to big-hearted Matlock residents to become superheroes as part of Children’s Hospice Week.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is encouraging people to get involved with the week, which runs from May 18 to 25.

The charity is asking people to do something heroic on Friday, May 25.

Patricia Brookes, Rainbows director of fund–raising, said: “There are many ways people can help us.

“Creative types can go to work or school dressed as superheroes, the more domesticated out there can have a heroic cake sale or there are fund–raising ideas on the Children’s Hospice Week page of our website – from a superhero quiz to film nights, there will be something for everyone.”

The Sytner BMW Group in the East Midlands has already pledged to get involved.

Steve Gough, managing director at the dealership, said: “We are looking forward to Superhero Friday here at Sytner. Our Sytner Superhero convoy will be travelling around our Midlands dealerships in the new MINI Roadster and the MINI Coupé on Friday, May 25, collecting money for Rainbows.

“We will also be holding internal cake sales for our staff and customers to indulge in.

“Our final stop will be the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, where we will hand over a giant cheque of all money raised.”

Superhero Friday is at the end of Children’s Hospice Week, which is the UK’s biggest awareness and fund–raising week for children’s hospice services.

The week is co-ordinated by national charity Together for Short Lives.

Visit www.rainbows.co.uk/hospiceweek for more information.