Key 103 are calling out for people to live out their dreams and become their favourite superhero for the day, in return for a small donation. Molly Jacobsen-Hunt finds out more about Superhero Day.

In partnership with Reeds Rains, Key 103 are encouraging people to dig out their capes and squeeze into a pair of tights because on Friday 5th May, Superhero Day is back, and supporting When You Wish Upon a Star!

Taking place in Manchester City Centre, Albert Square, Key 103 are hoping to raise as much as possible for their project, Cash for Kids.

Cash for Kids is a local grant funding charity that works to raise funds in aid of charities that help disadvantaged and disabled children across Greater Manchester.

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission – to grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.

The fundraising event will include Key 103 broadcasting live from Albert Square from 3pm, and a surprise stunt being performed around 4:30pm. What more could you want?

This is the second year running that Key 103 have decided to raise money through Cash for Kids for When You Wish Upon a Star.

Maria Moseley, Regional Fundraising Manager from When You Wish Upon a Star, said: “When You Wish Upon a Star are thrilled to be again working with Key 103 Cash for Kids on this year’s Superhero Day.

“Last year was a resounding success, and the excitement and emotion everyone felt as the cavalcade rolled into town was electric!

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A graph to show the amount of money that Key 103 has raised for Cash For Kids over the last few years

“The plans that are in operation from Key 103 are going to beat all last year’s, and on Friday 5th May, you need to be in Albert Square at 3pm to see the day that the Superheroes land in Manchester – a spectacle that will never be repeated.”

As a result of the appeal, hopefully hundreds of children with life-threatening illnesses will have their wishes come true, thanks to the people of Greater Manchester.

Last year, the event saw families, businesses, and community groups carry out wacky challenges all dressed as their favourite superhero to raise money for the appeal.

A grand total of £120,000 was raised as part of Key 103’s Cash for Kids Superhero Day last year, backed by the Manchester Evening News.

Russell Feingold, manager for Key 103’s Cash for Kids charity, last year speaking to the M.E.N said it was amazing for everyone to come together to support such a worthy cause.

He added: “We are really proud that this day has raised such a staggering amount of money. That cash will go towards granting wishes for hundreds of children across Greater Manchester who are experiencing life threatening or terminal illnesses.”

It is easy to get involved – sign up your school, college, university, business, or place of work by clicking here – then get out your cape, and get involved.

If you cannot get down to Albert Square on Friday but you would like to donate, please Text KEY to 70808 to donate £5.00.

Remember – every penny raised locally stays local, with a minimum of 80p from every pound donated going back out into the community.

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