On Friday 28th April, The Joker and Captain Jack Sparrow joined forces with Thundersley Village business owners to celebrate Superhero Day in aid of Little Havens Hospice; raising a super £1160 so far.
Simon Foxen, owner of Simon Foxen Barbershop explained,
“When we decided to hold an event for Superhero Day, it seemed only natural to raise money for real life superheroes – the amazing staff members at Little Havens Hospice and the incredible children and families who are cared by the hospice.
“Thundersley Village is very community driven so it was really easy to drum up support for Superhero Day and Little Havens Hospice. It was an amazing day and it was great seeing all the shop’s getting behind the event and the entire village having fun together and helping Little Havens Hospice continue being real superheroes for children across Essex and keep ‘Making every day count’ for their patients and their families.”
All the shops and businesses throughout the village were either decked out with superhero themed decorations or ran superhero competitions, raffles or tombola’s including Hart Pet Supplies of a limited edition Hulk Build a Bear. There were also super pop-up stalls and bake sales throughout the day including free face painting by local face painting firm Mrs PaintyMcFacePaint and an incredible cake sale in Grouts the Bakers who had baked superhero themed treats for the event.
Hunt Roche Estate Agents aka The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ran a ‘Name the Super-Pug’ competition in the lead up to the event which proved very popular; the winning suggestion “Dug the Pug” saw a very happy 5 year old Toby Copse take Dug home.
Simon Foxen’s ‘Design a Superhero’ competition winner was 8 year old Ronnie Raven who not only designed a superhero, but attended the event as his original Superhero – ‘Quad-M.’ Ronnie went home with an X-Box One and games, but more importantly with a lot of respect from the Superhero Community!
The White Hart pub hosted members of classic car club - Motion Picture Motors, who displayed a number of famous cars that had featured in the movies including James Bond, The Saint and the Steve McQueen Classic – Bullit. The pub also held a tug-of-war, which saw Team DC captained by Batman battle Team Marvel who was of course captained by Captain America, with Team DC being crowned the winners.
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