A Peterborough-based charity is calling on local Superheroes to take the challenge to raise vital funds for both schools and the charity whilst celebrating community heroes.

Sports Connection Foundation (SCF), the Peterborough-based children’s charity that uses sport to inspire young people, has launched their first school Superheroes 5km challenge on National Superhero Day (Wednesday April 28).

The charity’s encouraging people to put on their superhero costumes and take part whenever they wish. The challenge provides the perfect opportunity for schools, families and corporates to celebrate the heroes in their lives and communities, whilst raising vital funds for schools and Sports Connection Foundation.

SCFSuperheroes offers schools the opportunity to hold their own Superheroes Challenge which involves a 5km run or walk, with money being split 50/50 between the school and Sports Connections Foundation. The charity’s been delivering their ProKick school challenge for over a decade, raising over £1million which is split between the participating school and the charity.

All schools have free access to a wide range of resources that will enable them deliver a Superhero project that supports their literacy curriculum. Pupils are also encouraged to write a Superhero story, create a cartoon strip and enter the charity’s ‘write a hero poem’ competition as well as recognising the resilience that they’ve shown throughout the pandemic demonstrates that they are all heroes.

Anyone taking part will be raising 100% for the charity, enabling them to continue to run programmes to support children and young people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged, poverty stricken or facing life limiting illnesses. Monies raised will be supporting the charity to continue to deliver its mentoring programmes, holiday camps and sporting wishes.

The event is proudly supported by BGL group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, home to brands including, Budget Insurance, Dial Direct and Beagle Street. Sports Connection Foundation hopes to make it an annual challenge. The challenge is suitable for children and adults of all ages and physical fitness, the 5km equates to 10,000 steps. SCF Superheroes also offers the chance for people to get creative through encouraging activities such as designing a superhero outfit, writing a hero poem, baking cakes or healthy snacks, or setting up an obstacle challenge at home.

Karen Olden, Income & Engagement manager said: “We are super excited to launch the SCFSuperheroes challenge and hope to get as many schools and supporters involved as possible. After a challenging year for everyone, it is a great opportunity to honour the Superheroes in our community, from our teachers, parents and school children to all of our key workers who have been so amazing.

“Let’s show our appreciation for them and praise them for the resilience and courage they have shown over the past 12 months. We cannot wait to see so many people in their superhero costumes having fun! The charity recognises the importance of fundraising for schools, having worked with them through our ProKick Schools Challenge for over a decade, raising £1 million and we hope that this challenge will help them to raise some of the vital funds for them which has been lost over the last 12 months.”

To register or find out more information about the event and the various challenges please visit:

Or contact: The Sports Connection Foundation – Karen Olden

Tel: 07717 174060 or email

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