Batman and Mr Incredible raise charity cash

Published: 21st March 2019

Batman and Mr Incredible was out in force collecting superheroic sums of money recently in a Didcot supermarket for charity.

The real-life action men along with Rey from Star Wars was armed with buckets to collect cash for some of the most poorliest and disabled young people and adults in the county.

Oxfordshire charities Headway, who support adults with acquired brain injuries, and the Footsteps Foundation, based in Dorchester-on-Thames, as well as the ‘Opportunities for Oliver’ physiotherapy fund all benefited.

The comic book trio, along with other volunteers, cash collected at Didcot’s Tesco superstore last weekend (March 17th) through a bag packing day mustering up close to £500.

The tremendous trio are part of a new Superheroes group recently formed by former members of the Didcot Thong Rangers to help prolific Didcot fundraising organisation, Play2Give, run by Andrew Baker, raise even more funds for good causes across the county.

A total of £486.83 was raised in six hours through generous customers donations.

Headway supports over 400 people, including Play2Give founder Andy, with an acquired brain injury and their families each year with its rehabilitation centre based in Kennington. Footsteps provides intensive and innovative physiotherapy to children with neurological and neuro-motor disorders, while funds will also benefit 6-year old Oliver from Didcot helping to improve his quality of life. 6-year-old Oliver was struck down with Acute Necrotising Encephalopathy of Childhood (ANEC), a rare brain condition at the age of three, resulting in a severe acquired brain injury. Funds raised will provide therapy, equipment and medical treatment Oliver needs.

Andy, 30, who has raised more than £100,000 since 2003, set up Play2Give in 2007.

To donate to Play2Give, or for more information, play2give.org.uk