Throughout May, the streets of Llanrwst were visited by the Marvel character Spiderman.
Lowri Serw, of Llanrwst, set up a Facebook page and the news soon spread that the superhero was coming to town to put a smile on the faces of the local children .
The idea started when Lowri’s son was four and they bought a Spiderman outfit to keep him entertained. Lowri and her husband decided to put the costume to good use and raise funds for the St David’s Hospice, a charity very close to their hearts.
A friend of the couple (who wishes to remain anonymous), dressed as Spiderman waved at the children and had photographs taken. It was their way of also saying thank you to all of the children of Llanrwst who were being superheroes themselves by abiding to the Lockdown rules and staying home.
“The kids were so excited to see Spiderman, there was a real buzz. Some even started chanting his name!
“He was out for over an hour each time in boiling hot weather just trying his best to entertain and bring joy to children.
“Many have told me that the little ones have felt that their dreams have come true in meeting Spiderman and that they will remember this fun and during difficult times forever. I feel that Spiderman has done a really special thing to a lot of happy kids
“In a way, that’s how I feel about the Hospice’s work. You meet their lovely staff during the most unimaginable difficult time in your life if you are losing someone so dear to you, and whilst they can’t take that loss and pain away, they can make that time much easier and support you as a family.
“You become a part of the Hospice’s family and a sense of community and that’s exactly what Spiderman brought to Llanrwst – community and a happy spirit during a strange and difficult time.
The superhero fun raised £485.75 (including the gift aid) on their Justgiving donation page ‘diolch-llanrwst’. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diolch-llanrwst