A SUPERHERO walk fundraiser will be held in Llandudno in November to raise money for a mental health charity.

Members of JC Entertainers, a Runcorn-based group known for ‘cosplaying’ (dressing up as a film, book, or video game character) will be taking part in the walk on Saturday, November 6, which starts at Craig-y-Don paddling pool at 10am and finishes at the end of Llandudno pier at about 4pm.

Llandudno fundraisers Peter Funge and Michelle Anderson have organised the event, and chose Mind, the organisation which advises and supports anyone with mental health problems and their families, as the charity the walk will be in aid of.

Members of the public are invited to join the walk, whether they choose to dress up as their favourite superheroes or not, which is free to take part in and does not require any sign-up in advance.

There will be photo opportunities for the public with their favourite superheroes, and prizes for the best-dressed costumes in age categories of adults, teenagers and children (including babies).

Michelle, who also runs a Facebook group called ‘Mind Over Matter’ and is training to be a psychologist, said: “Most of the events I’ve done have been for Mind because I like what they stand for.

“They don’t just support the person with mental health issues; they support the families and friends surrounding them. They cater for everyone.

“Mind Over Matter supports people with advice about mental health and additional needs. They can just speak on the group about their feelings, if they’re having a bad day, and just get advice from that.”

This is the second charity event Peter has organised since retiring last year, following an Alice in Wonderland-style calendar shoot which took place in Llandudno this weekend, with the proceeds from sales also going to Mind.

Having suffered from mental health problems himself and worked with others who have previously, he too was keen to continue supporting the invaluable work Mind does with the help of Michelle, who he met several months ago.

Peter added: “I retired in May last year and it just inspired me to get involved in raising money. I became a fundraiser and so has Michelle, and JC Entertainers are now on board. We want to take it as far as we can.

“At one time or another, we’ve all had mental health issues. I did a long time ago, and I’ve worked in mental health, so that’s why (they chose Mind).”

The group are not allowed to gather donations during the event as it is a designated collection day for the Poppy Appeal, but you can add to the total on their Crowdfunder page by visiting: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/95158663cba6309882e8b3ac804c6f3e.