Superheroes Assemble!

Everyone's favourite costume-clad heroes took time out from saving the world last summer to help some real-life heroes - the children and young people at Sick Kids.

The charity champions, including Spider-Man and Buzz Lightyear, took part in our Lap the Map challenge - a virtual race between ECHC and Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity to see who could cover the distance around the Scottish coastline, and then the equator, the fastest!

As part of the challenge, the gang completed an epic 22 mile run in full costume, starting from Glen Gates in Dunfermline and finishing up outside the Sick Kids to wave to their many fans gathering at the hospital windows.

The heroes raised a phenomenal over £11,000 for ECHC, as well as bringing a whole lot of smiles to everyone who saw and waved to them. They also undoubtedly played a huge part in securing Team Edinburgh's Lap the Map win against Glasgow!

Andy Spence, aka Buzz Lightyear, said: "I've been a supporter of the Sick Kids since 2005, when they saved my daughter Hope's life. Myself and my wife have clocked up many kilometres over the years by running marathons and half marathons to raise money for them."

"We were thrilled to take part in Lap the Map and fundraise for the hospital as without Team Edinburgh, we wouldn't be Team Spence."

- Andy

Not satisfied with raising such an incredible amount, Duloch Spider-Man (aka Dave Roper) then went on to complete another epic challenge - this time running a whopping 49 miles from the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow to the Sick Kids, once again in the full costume!

Some of the dedicated bunch have also signed up for our Skydive in May. There's just no stopping the extraordinary efforts of this gang of heroes. To infinity and beyond!

To find out how you can challenge yourself this year while raising vital funds for children going through the toughest of times, click here.

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