Superhero to battle Seafront Walk for local hospice care 

A man from Shoebury will be pulling on his Superhero costume and walking along Southend Seafront to raise vital funds for Havens Hospices.  

Cosplayer and costumer James Deeley, 35, will be dressing up as Captain America on Saturday 4th July -America’s Independence Day – walking from the Shoebury Garrison to Western Esplanade and back, asking for sponsorship to support the charity.

James is a proud member of the Thundersley Superhero Alliance group which attends many local community events entertaining families, raising hundreds of pounds over the last few years for Havens Hospices through various events.

James said, “I’ve seen how down a lot of people have been feeling during this lockdown period so now the social distancing measures have been slightly eased I thought why not suit up and go raise some smiles along with some money for a worthy cause? Havens Hospices is my go-to charity for fundraising because I know they do a lot of excellent work with some of the most vulnerable people in all communities.”

Jane Hopkins, Voluntary Income Team Leader at Havens Hospices said, “This is such a fantastic way to raise money for Havens Hospices and we can’t thank the local community enough for sticking by us during these difficult times where our income has taken a big hit because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“James and his friends at the Thundersley Superhero Alliance are long and dedicated supporters of Havens Hospices and it is because of people like them we are able to continue caring for those with complex and incurable conditions across the whole of Essex.”

To support James’ fundraising efforts, visit to make a donation.

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James Deeley as Captain America