Cornwall Air Ambulance is encouraging supporters to dress themselves up as superheroes for their latest fundraising challenge.

The lifesaving charity has launched the '5K in a Day - Superhero Challenge,' asking supporters to walk, run, jog, cycle any route of their choice over the weekend of 5-6 June.

The challenge has been put on to raise the vital funds needed to keep the helicopter flying and saving lives across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Superhero Challenge is free to sign up for and participants who raise a minimum of £20 in sponsorship will receive a superhero medal as a thank you from Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Sherelle Puertas, Fundraising Officer for Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: "Lots of people regard the aircrew as heroes working on the frontline, but our supporters are heroes too- they keep the helicopter flying each year.

"That is why we wanted to launch this brand new challenge.

"It’s a fun, family-friendly event and you can even get the dog involved!

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"Whether you complete your 5k as your favourite superhero or just as the hero you are without a costume, we just want people to have fun and hopefully raise some money in the process.

"Any donation, big or small, will help towards saving lives here in Cornwall."

With visitors planning on flocking to the county in their millions this summer, the critical care team could be busier than ever and fundraising for the charity has never been so important.

5K in a Day- Superhero Challenge takes places on Saturday 5- Sunday 6 June 2021.

Registration is free and if you raise a minimum of £20 in sponsorship you will receive a superhero medal.

For more information, fundraising tools and to secure your place visit