PICTURES: Superhero Day in aid of Chestnut Tree House

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A SUPER-HUMAN effort across Shoreham, Worthing and Rustington produced heroic results.

Schools, nurseries and companies across the area got involved in Chestnut Tree House’s superhero day, on Friday, May 20, donning their favourite costumes to raise funds for the Poling hospice.

S21122P11 SH HERODAY GT 20.05.11.   Church lane Nursery , Southwick ' Super Hero Day ' ....... Chloe Fiveash ........... S21122P11.

S21122P11 SH HERODAY GT 20.05.11. Church lane Nursery , Southwick ' Super Hero Day ' ....... Chloe Fiveash ........... S21122P11.

Marks & Spencer BP Connect, in Worthing Road, Rustington, more than doubled their target, by raising £1,140.

Manager Mel Marshallsay, said: “We were aiming for £500, so we were really happy with the result.

“We had a fantastic day, everything went without a hitch.”

At Church Lane Nursery, Shoreham, children lapped up the chance to dress as their favourite superheroes, with characters such as Ben 10, Power Rangers and Superman, as well as the occasional princess, showing their faces, and raising £82.

It was dress-up time for Durrington First School, which collected £280 for the hospice.

Claire Lloyd, publicity officer at Chestnut Tree House, explained why the fund-raiser, part of National Children’s Hospice Week, was superheroes.

“It is because everyone involved in children’s hospice work is a hero,” she said. “The children themselves, battling with their condition to enjoy their lives, the parents who look after their child, often without a break or support, the volunteers without whom most children’s hospices could not function, and the nurses, who work tirelessly to make every day the children have as full of love and happiness as possible.”