Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super fundraisers

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SUPERHEROES took over local buses in Hucknall, but instead of fighting crime they raised more than £1,500 for a very worthy cause.

As part of National Children’s Hospice Week, Trent Barton staff were transformed into their favourite comic-book characters, including Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Super Girl, to the surprise of customers.

The money they raised will be donated to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Trent’s adopted charity for 2012.

The firm’s marketing manager, Sarah Taylor, thanked customers for their support and said: “Once they got over the initial surprise of finding a superhero behind the wheel of their bus, they were very generous, so I’d like to say a big thankyou to everyone who donated.”

Superhero-themed events have become a popular feature of the annual National Children’s Hospice Week, which helps hospices across the country to raise their profile and generate vital funds.

Sarah added: “Rainbows is doing some fantastic work with children in our area. We wanted to do something for them and this seemed like a great idea. Everyone who took part enjoyed dressing up. They certainly raised a smile as well as money for a very worthy cause.”

n OUR PHOTO shows drivers (from left) Leann Crouch (Catwoman), Elaine Allitt (Wonder Woman) and Laura Pike (Super Girl) with Bow Bear, the Rainbows Hospice mascot.