12:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014
A TWYFORD mum is saving the world - one child at a time.
She has set up a charity making superhero style capes for disadvantaged children around the world.
Claudia Beard launched 'I Am Super Capes' last year, inspired by a woman in Seattle, USA, who makes capes for children ill in hospital.
Mum-of-three, Claudia got to work creating her own capes to empower youngsters and help them deal with situations from sickness to poverty.
Now, to help her charity get off to a flying start the 34-year-old from Bournefields has organised a 'Swish' event, which will see people revamp their wardrobes by swapping clothing, shoes and accessories they no longer want.
Claudia said: “Every child deserves to be a superhero, no matter who they are, where they live, whatever they are going through.
“Every child deserves the right to be a child, to have some time to be able to get away from the hardships and stress of the situation or environment they are in.
“We want to send capes to these children to help light up their imaginations, to give them a moment of respite from what is around them.
“It's something to relight their imagination, something that is just for them, that is bright, captivating and as my seven-year-old says, something to give them the power to be children.”
The event will run from 8.30pm to 11pm on June 13 at Twyford Village Hall in Hazeley Road and costs £10 per person.
Participants should bring five or more items in good condition.
Proceeds will go to 'I Am Super Capes' and Percy's Pals which raises money for Southampton Hospital Charity.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit iamsupercapes.co.uk.
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