Show your support by being a superhero for Irthlingborough charity

People are being urged to be a superhero for the day and help raise money for a charity supporting children with cancer.

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 5:30 am
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2016, 9:25 am
Chelsea's Angels superhero walk

The Irthlingborough-based charity Chelsea’s Angels is looking for people to join them on their superhero walk on Saturday, May 14.

They will be dressed as their favourite superheroes when they put their best foot forward during the Waendel Walk weekend in Wellingborough.

A spokesman for the charity said: “Come dressed as your favourite superhero, wear a cape, wear a mask or superhero pyjamas and join us as we walk six miles.”

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They will be raising money through sponsorship for the charity which was set up in memory of Chelsea Knighton who lost her two-year fight with childhood cancer neuroblastoma in 2009.

Chelsea wanted her family to help other poorly children like her so the charity was set up in 2010 to support youngsters being treated for cancer and their families.

Funds can help pay for travelling costs to and from the hospital for treatment, cover mortgage payments or bills, or provide something to bring a smile to the child’s face while in hospital.

The charity also provides care packs for children undergoing treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary where Chelsea was treated.

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Packs contain various small items, including mini toiletries, sweets or treats, craft items, activity pads and a small teddy for comfort.

The charity would love to get as many people as possible to join them when they take part in the Waendel Walk, which is being held in Wellingborough from Friday, May 13, until Sunday, May 15.

While the Chelsea’s Angels team are doing the six-mile walk, there are various choices of routes, including five, 10, 15, 25 and 42km for walkers of all ages and abilities.

All routes travel across fields, footpaths and roads while visiting places of interest and local villages in and around Wellingborough.

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For more information about Chelsea’s Angels and its fundraising, click here

For more details or join them on the superhero walk, send an email to [email protected]