Superhero fun run in King’s Lynn for little soldiers

Youngsters in King's Lynn are set to turn the town into a superhero's playground in a fun run to raise cash for the children of fallen service men and women.

The 635-metre fun run takes place on Sunday, July 1, in aid of charity Scotty's Little Soldiers, which will soon open its first holiday home to give youngsters affected by the loss of a parent in service a short break.

Open to anyone up to the age of 18, the day will feature live bands, face painting and a Spot Scotty hunt.

Children are being encouraged to dress as super heroes, and organiser Nikki Scott - who set up the charity after her husband, Lee, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009 - said: 'We want to turn King's Lynn into a town full of little super heroes for the day, with the emphasis on fun.'

The couple's son, Kai, eight, added: 'I want to help Scotty's Little Soldiers like my mummy and I thought it would be a fun way to raise some money.'

In addition to providing bereaved children with days out, holidays and birthday and Christmas presents, the charity is also raising money to buy holiday homes across the UK to offer grieving families a revitalising break.

Scotty's Superhero Fun Run will involve a lap around the middle of the town centre and all children taking part will receive a goodie bag and a medal.

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Entry to the Fun Run costs �5, registration forms must be signed by parents or guardians and children under the age of eight need to be accompanied by an adult.

The fun begins at 11am at the Vancouver Quarter band stand with the just-for-fun run beginning at 4pm.

To book your place or for more information visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk.

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