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Super heroes invade Colchester for fundraising event

PUBLISHED: 15:13 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:13 03 September 2017

Organiser Kerrie Williams (centre) at Invasion Colchester. 
Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Organiser Kerrie Williams (centre) at Invasion Colchester. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

More than 180 super heroes and characters took over Colchester town centre at the weekend to raise money for two charities.

Tracey and Lee Kiddie. 
Picture: SEANA HUGHESTracey and Lee Kiddie. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

The Invasion Colchester event was back for its seventh year, raising funds for St Helena Hospice and the Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).

Cars from TV and film were also on show at the event, including the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman movie, Bumblebee and Barricade from Transformers and a JP20 Jeep from Jurassic Park.

Helen Kennedy. 
Picture: SEANA HUGHESHelen Kennedy. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

There was also the chance to sign up for the St Helena Hospice’s Comic Hero Run, which takes place on March 18 next year.

The invasion event is organised by Simon Leonard and Kerrie Williams.

Caroline Beadle with Captain Jack Sparrow.  Picture: SEANA HUGHESCaroline Beadle with Captain Jack Sparrow. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Kerrie said: “It was absolutely amazing. It surpassed all our expectations. We had more than 180 costume characters and 20 show cars.

“It’s just such a fun, family-friendly day. We haven’t counted all the money yet but I think we will have smashed last year’s fundraising total.”

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