ST Luke’s is calling on all caped crusaders to unleash their inner superhero and sign up to take part in a giant obstacle course.

The challenge – named ‘KAPOW!’ – is being held on Saturday, September 29, at The Winsford Academy which has participants run, climb, duck and dodge their way through 10 inflatable obstacles over a five kilometre course dressed as their favourite superhero.

All of this is to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice, based in Winsford.

Martine Dawber, 32, and Ryan Cooksley, 25, raised more than £2,240 last year dressed as Batman and Batgirl in memory of their father Chris, who they lost to cancer 13 years ago.

Martine said: “We wanted to give something back to St Luke’s as the Hospice did so much for our dad and our family.

“Taking part in KAPOW! was a small act but we absolutely loved it. It was really fun, the atmosphere was great and everybody was dressed up. A big highlight for me was having my little boy there. He was cheering us on from the side.

“KAPOW! was the perfect way for us to raise money for the Hospice as my dad was a huge Batman fan, always collecting memorabilia.”

Chris was cared for by St Luke’s in his final days and Martine and Ryan wanted to raise as much money as they could for the Hospice.

Amanda Harrison, principal at The Winsford Academy, said: “We look forward to this and many other events in partnership with St Luke’s.

“We are particularly proud of our position in the community and the ever growing and diverse community usage we are able to support.”

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