Batman Vs Superman
  • March 17, 2016
  • Zac Ghaffar Co-founder, The Inside Edit

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    5K Pushchair Race in aid of The Carers Trust

     

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill – step aside, the real battle is happening here in the UK, in Hyde Park, not between two DC Comic legends but two bearded dads.

    London’s most popular royal park will be seeing a showdown between myself (Batman) and my brother Reg (Superman), a junior doctor and fellow comic book fan. To make it more interesting we’ll be transporting pushchairs full of fruit and joined by some mini superheroes.

    – Why The Carers Trust –

    The Carers Trust work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health problems.

    We are both fathers to young kids and chose the Carers Trust as our charity of choice after I spent years as the sole carer of our mother, who had terminal cancer. The experience of the isolation and hardship endured by carers, especially those so young, inspired us at The Inside Edit to fund raise for the Carers Trust.

     

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    Our family had it very hard when our mother was diagnosed with cancer, I ended up dropping out of University for a couple of years to be her sole carer and money was incredibly tight. I felt isolated, lonely and out of my depth, it was a terrible time.

    While I took on responsibility for the family, 16 year-old Reg struggled to cope but we got through the hard times and he eventually enrolled in medical school.

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    Sadly, our mother Mona died in 2006 but we were inspired by her bravery. I believe the experiences we both had during our mother’s illness helped us become the men we are today.

    I don’t believe people who are full-time carers should have to go through that sort of hardship alone. That’s why we are raising money for the Carers Trust. The work they do to support carers is vital and as someone who’s been in need of their service, I think they do an amazing job.

    – About the Race –

    The Batman Vs Superman Race will take place at Hyde Park on Sunday 20th March from 12pm, we are expecting to reach the finishing line for the epic finale at around 2:30pm. The start and finish will be by the Princess Diana Memorial playground (where the big pirate ship is), if you could make it we’d love for you to join us, it’s a good excuse for the little ones to get dressed up!

    We’re super excited to announce that our pals at CYBEX will be providing us with their Iris-M Air pushchairs for the race! Roll on Sunday!

    We took to the streets last weekend to raise awareness for the event, our costumes were definitely a hit! Check out the video:

    We’d love to raise as much as possible, and we can only do that with your help.

    👉 https://www.justgiving.com/superherorace 👈

    Every single donation is hugely appreciated, thank you! 👊🏼

     

     

     

     

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