Become a superhero to help charity supporting veterans in Hastings and Rother

A Hastings and Rother charity which supports veterans suffering from mental health issues is encouraging its supporters to take part in a Virtual Superhero Run to raise funds.

The Westfield based charity Veterans Growth, supports ex-service personnel by offering social and therapeutic horticulture.

With so many events having been cancelled over the past year, this National Superhero Day, Veterans’ Growth are encouraging their supporters to walk, jog, ride or scoot 5km, anytime, anywhere on April 28 dressed as superheroes.

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The aim is to help raise vital funds and set a new unofficial world record of the most people dressed as a superhero and photographed in a 24hr period.

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Fundraising Manager Hayley Kenward explained: “My Superhero Run gives Veterans’ Growth supporters an opportunity to have fun while safely raising money.

“We have been following government guidelines throughout the pandemic and have adapted our courses since COVID-19 mainly to 1-1 sessions to limit the number of people onsite and how we manage that.

“We have been constantly monitoring the available resources for any changes and have a fully complainant system in place.

“It is with our amazing supporters help, by taking part in virtual events like this and raising much needed funds for the charity that we can continue to provide our service to our veterans’ and their families.

“Jason, our CEO, and a veteran, will be dressing up as ‘wonder woman’ his favourite superhero on April 28 and is inviting everyone to dress up as their favourite superhero and join in the fun around their local area.

“COVID-19 has been exceptionally tough for everyone. Re-occurring lockdowns and restrictions have created huge challenges and changes for charities, individuals and families across the UK.

“We know our supporters want to make a difference and this a safe way for companies to involve their colleagues in fundraising; families who want to get active and have fun together; and anyone else who wants to make a difference and support our important work.”

Anyone wishing to take part can Register for free at You’ll have the option to purchase a superhero suit to run in and a medal to celebrate your achievement.

Run, walk, or jog 5km. You can do this anytime, anywhere, on Wednesday April 28. Fundraise, get sponsored and help support Veterans’ Growth.

For more about the charity and its work, visit Visit