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Superheroes needed for charity 5k run

A Peterborough charity is calling on runners to don their favourite superhero costume in aid of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Sports Connection Foundation has launched its first ever Superheroes 5k run challenge, which will take place on National Superhero Day on 28th April.

The charity is asking schools to hold their own challenge and encourage parents and the local community to take part, with the donations split between the school and Sports Connections Foundation.

Donations received will be used to fund programmes supporting children and young people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged, poverty stricken or facing life limiting illnesses.

School kids will also be able to participate by writing a Superhero story, creating a cartoon or entering the charity’s Write a hero poem competition.

Organisers hope the event will act as a homage to everyone in the local community who has come together during the pandemic, including teachers, parents, pupils and key workers in the area.

Karen Olden, Income & Engagement Manager at Sports Connection Foundation, said:

Let’s show our appreciation for them and praise them for the resilience and courage they have shown over the past 12 months.

We are super excited to launch the SCFSuperheroes challenge and hope to get as many schools and supporters involved as possible. We cannot wait to see so many people in their superhero costumes having fun!

The charity said that the event will help to raise vital funds at a time when the sector has seen its income severely impacted due to Covid-19 restrictions.

To register or find out more information about the event and the various challenges please visit:

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