Superhero walk in aid of charity

Charity walkers, Steven Bugge and Sean O'Brien, to walk from Hemsworth to Scarborough, in aid of the Prince of Wales hospice.'h5974a131
Charity walkers, Steven Bugge and Sean O'Brien, to walk from Hemsworth to Scarborough, in aid of the Prince of Wales hospice.'h5974a131

SUPERHEROES will join forces later this month to as they walk to the East Coast to raise money for charity.

Hemsworth man Steven Bugge is taking on the challenge in fancy dress along with five other locals who are trekking 80 miles to make their way to Scarborough in aid of three charities - Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Prince of Wales Hospice.

They will set off from the George and Dragon public house, Cross Hills, Hemsworth, on Friday, August 26, in their themed costumes and are set to arrive three days later.

They will walk during the day and then camp at night.

Mr Bugge, 26, of Ashfield Road, said he chose Help for Heroes as his charity.

He said: “I have a few friends in the services and really wanted to do something to raise money for the charity as it is such a great cause.”

His friend Sean O’Brian, also from Hemsworth, is taking on the challenge for the Prince of Wales Hospice as he said the charity is close to his heart.

They are hoping to raise £5,000 in total.

The walk has been organised by the landlord at the George and Dragon public house.

Mr Bugge said that he is currently walking seven or eight miles a day to get used to being on his feet for long periods of time.

He said: “The feet are holding up so I think they be used to it in time for the walk.”

They will all meet at the Grand Hotel, in Scarborough after their journey for a well earned rest.

A raffle is also being organised to help raise money for the charities.

Mr Bugge asked if any businesses would like to donate prizes he would be very grateful.

He can be contacted on 07834 368 479.

Visit justgiving.com/steven-bugge to sponsor Mr Bugge.