Leeds and West Yorkshire: Heroes fly in for kids’ charity bash

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Superheroes all over Leeds and West Yorkshire flew to local deprived children’s rescue as they raised £25,029 for Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids.

Nurseries, schools and businesses all over the region grabbed their capes, tights and masks and prepared for battle on Friday.

Fundraising activities saw companies hold bake sales, donating items to give out, creating ‘Superhero’ cocktails and donating a percentage of profits made from their products sold to Cash for Kids. Samuel Valentine Food Hall were one of many companies who dressed up as superheroes at work; RMUK Eastgate Leeds donated 50 per cent of their proceeds from all conditioning treatments and express manicures, and Lucky Dip held a tombola and lucky dip for children.

The money raised will go to local deprived, disabled and disadvantaged children.

Among those being helped will be four year old Beau from Featherstone. Beau has smith-lemli-opitz syndrome, which give shim a variety of health problems including a heart defect, visual impairment, hearing loss and communication difficulties. To enable him to enjoy family time outdoors, he is in need of a specialist trike which could be attached his mum’s bike. Thanks to the funds raised for Cash for Kids, a massive £2776 will be donated to Beau and his family in order to buy the trike and make this dream a reality.

Lisa Sullivan, Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “We have been amazed by the response of all Superheroes across West Yorkshire raising so much for us to help children like Beau. It is truly remarkable to see everyone pulling together to raise such an incredible amount of money. We want to thank everyone involved for making this our most successful Superhero Day ever.”