Kelly's heroes pass round Easter cheer to families on Kettering estate

Kelly Mercer runs the Highfield Food Bank and during the coronavirus lockdown has been supporting families in Kettering

A group of cartoon heroes have banded together to bring happiness to familes in coronavirus lockdown over the Easter break.

Organiser Kelly Mercer rallied the fancy dress volunteers to hand out goodie bags to children on Good Friday across Kettering's Highfield estate.

Socially distancing, the band of colourful characters, including an Easter bunny, Spider-Man and Paw Patrol's Skye dropped off treats at homes.

Kelly's Heroes

Kelly said: "It's been crazy and lovely. The kids have been waving out of the windows."

Donations have been given by Greggs, Morrisions and Subway to fill the bags with eggs, crisps, colouring books and Easter cookies.

People contacted Kelly via Facebook to book a visit from the hero volunteers.

Trish Beal, community champion at Morrisons, Kettering, who was dressed as a giant rabbit, said: "We're happy to support Kelly and help to cheer up the children."

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man with the unicorn

Kelly added: "It's been brilliant but we wouldn't have been able to do it without the donations or the volunteers.

"The volunteers have been amazing and I'd like to thank everyone."

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Your socially distancing Spider-Man