‘Spiderman’ joins crowds at Help for Heroes charity day at Chigwell restaurant
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Spiderman himself turned up to raise money for other “heroes” at a charity fun day in Chigwell on Sunday.
The superhero joined more than a hundred people at Made in Italy, in High Road.
The Walthamstow Stowaways Scooter Club arrived in style on their vintage machines for a rally.
Visitors also enjoyed games, home made cakes, and got the chance to throw a sponge at willing security head Gary Beazley.
Jazz crooner Sebastian Silas played to the crowd along with other performers and dancers from Stagecoach theatre school.
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The Chigwell Air Cadets were also on hand to run games, including roll the penny, target shooting and “beat the goalie”.
More than £400 was raised on the day, which will be doubled to nearly £900 by match funding from Barclays bank.
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Help for Heroes fundraiser Sue Clack, from Woodford Green, ran a stall selling merchandise for the charity.
Her son, Lt Daniel Clack, 24, was killed by a Taliban blast while serving in Afghanistan in 2011 for 1st Battalion The Rifles regiment.
Mrs Clack said: “Every year, Help for Heroes commits £20million to maintain the services it has.
“A lot of guys are going to coming out of Afghanistan next year and they could need support for another 40, 50 or even 60 years.”
Organiser Kevin Phelan, who is the head chef at Made in Italy, said the restaurant holds annual charity events for different causes.
He added: “It was a brilliant day and hundreds of people turned up for the games and barbeque.
“We’re hoping to have another one next year.”