A local group of Cosplayers set themselves a challenge to walk from Bournemouth Pier to Sandbanks, in costume, to raise money for a selection of charities. The challenge was delayed, due to Covid restrictions, but last weekend, Charlotte Deacon and her friends completed their challenge and raised a wonderful £30 for Prama, as a result.
Other charities that were supported included Young Minds, a Romsey based Cancer Charity, and a local theatre group.
Charlotte, who works as a home care assistant locally, chose Prama as her Charity due to the ethos of supporting and providing dignity for people wanting to stay in their own homes. She also visits the West Moors Prama shop with an older client of hers regularly.
The challenge took place on Sunday 13th June, walking in Cosplay from Bournemouth Pier to Sandbanks. Charlotte was Naruto (who never gives up), and her friends Ben, Kieran and Matt were Sylvester, Spider-Man and Tails, from Sonic the hedgehog.
Speaking of the fundraising event, Charlotte said:
"We wanted to do something exciting and for good causes. Having smiles from the people we met and collecting donations helped us get through the challenge in the scorching heat of the day. It was great doing this as a small group because we have supported each other throughout lockdown, and have all been affected, so being able to go out in our Cosplay outfits, was the most interesting, outlandish way to do it".
The group hope to do another walk later in the year, to raise more funds for their chosen charities.