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Superheroes galore filled schools, nurseries and businesses during an action-packed fundraising day in aid of the Katy Holmes Trust.

The day was held to mark the two year anniversary of the death of Katy Holmes, 10, of Penwortham, near Preston, who died after being struck by an inoperable brain tumour.

All dressed up: Superhero Day at St Leonard's Primary School, Walton Green

All dressed up: Superhero Day at St Leonard's Primary School, Walton Green

The fundraising day was held to highlight awareness of brain tumours and to raise money to fund research into paediatric brain tumours.

Katy’s mum Paula dressed up as her hero – daughter Charley, 10 – for whom she is full of admiration for the courageous way she has coped with her sister’s death.

Her husband Dave wore a Katy Holmes T-shirt and a wig to look like Charley, while two-year-old Scarlet dressed as her superhero Tinkerbell.

Paula today spoke of her gratitude to all the schools, nurseries and organisations who took part in the venture.

She said: “Superhero Day was absolutely fantastic and it was wonderful to see so many heroes everywhere.

“It was lovely to see all the different schools and nurseries taking part in Superhero Day and celebrating their heroes. We saw children dressed as their grandparent, best friend, mum, Superman and even a turtle!

“It was very emotional and exciting to see so many people embrace the event.

“We also had our team of huskies going around some schools to meet the children, which was really nice.

“Charley dressed as Sandy out of Grease as we always used to say that Katy was like a real life Sandy because she was so innocent.

“Superhero Day was such a precious and magical day and we want to thank everyone who jumped on board to take part.”