Superheroes assemble for hospice

'Men in Pants' in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care at Nowton Park
'Men in Pants' in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care at Nowton Park
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WITH great power came great fund-raising as an army of costumed crimefighters assembled for a charity walk in a Bury St Edmunds beauty spot.

Forty men donned superhero outfits and brightly coloured underwear over their usual clothing for the first Load of Pants trek in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The five-mile event was exclusively for males and raised an estimated £5,000.

At the finish line, everyone was greeted with a beverage including bottles of Greene King IPA and a pasty or sandwich donated by Ginsters.

Georgina Carr, fund-raising manager, said: ““Everybody who took part made a great effort in terms of dressing up and they seemed to be in high spirits.

“It took about two hours to get everybody back but it wasn’t a race. We all walked together, which added to the spirit of the event.

“Quite a few men said they were going out to the pub afterwards in their costumes.”

Jenny Baskett, hospice events and challenges fund-raiser, added: “Many of the men really went for it on the costume front. It was great to see the park populated by superheroes, villains, tutus and bright colours.”