A hospice charity shop held a superhero day to help raise money for a new treatment centre.

Volunteers, shop staff and the chief executive of St Luke’s Hospice dressed up as superheroes on Saturday at the Rayners Lane shop.

Money raised from the event will go towards the running for the new Woodgrange Centre at St Luke’s base in Kenton Grange.

The centre, due to be completed next month, will be used to support patients, including those with cancer and other illnesses, who are at the start of their treatment for their illness.

Charity chief executive Robin Webb dressed as superman for the event which helped raise £700 foor the new centre.

Shop manager Jayde Davis said: “Every day we see images of heroes in films, books and on TV.

“Our event was a chance for local people to make the first step into being their own hero by helping St Luke’s to strengthen the lives of our patients.

“Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and shoppers who helped to make the event a huge success.”