SUPERHEROES across the region assembled last week for some out-of-this-world fundraising for a children’s charity based in Wythall.

Acorns Children’s Hospice joined forces with Free Radio for the annual Cash for Kids Superhero Day which saw supporters dress-up, have some fun and raise money for a good cause.

50 per cent of funds raised from the day will be donated by Cash for Kids to Acorns, which cares for life limited and life threatened children across the Midlands.

Lynne Carter, head of fundraising at Acorns, said: “It was fantastic to see so many budding supermen and women getting together to make a difference and great to see so many imaginative costumes and fundraising ideas.

“It costs us nearly £10 million every year to provide our vital services, so a huge thanks to all of today’s superheroes and Free Radio Cash for Kids for their wonderful support.”

Joining in the day’s festivities were children, families, staff and volunteers at Acorns three hospices, as well as staff and volunteers at various Acorns charity shops across the region.

In the past year Acorns has cared for more than 870 children and more than 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

People can still donate by texting 'GIVE' to 70808 to donate £5.