Batman and Robin will be joining forces to fundraise at a supermarket near you

DYNAMIC DUO: Batman and Robin, also known as Callum Davies and James Underwood, are ready to run in Worcester's Asda supermarket to raise money for Green Hill Lodge children’s home.

DYNAMIC DUO: Batman and Robin, also known as Callum Davies and James Underwood, are ready to run in Worcester's Asda supermarket to raise money for Green Hill Lodge children’s home.

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SHOPLIFTERS beware — Batman and Robin are coming to a supermarket near you.

But they will be too busy running 113 miles to do their usual job of fighting crime.

The caped crusaders — otherwise known as Callum Davies and James Underwood from Worcester — will be seeing who can run the equivalent distance of London to Worcester fastest on treadmills at Asda on Saturday, August 23.

The 24 year olds are raising money for a sensory garden at Green Hill Lodge children’s home — based on Merrimans Hill Road — for youngsters with autism, which affects half of the home’s residents.

Mr Davies said the pair have already raised more than £300 towards the project by running the Malvern Half Marathon earlier this year.

"We are hoping this event will really raise awareness of what we're trying to do for Green Hill. We would love to see as many people as possible there to support us and find out if Worcester residents are Team Batman or Team Robin," he said.

The duo will also be taking part in the Worcester City 10k on September 21, and the Robin Hood Half Marathon on September 28.

So far, more than £7,000 has been raised towards the project through donations from a father of one of the children with autism, Hayley Moran, who has organised fundraising events, and the Rotary Club.

Councillor Liz Eyre, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for Children and Families said: "The efforts of these two young men are outstanding and we can't thank them enough for what they're doing for the children and young people at Green Hill. Being able to build a sensory garden at the home would make such a difference to some of these children's lives."

Autism can cause the five senses to be over or under-sensitive which can create difficulties in young people’s experiences of the world and cause them anxiety.

But a sensory garden can help to combat this by calming or stimulating the senses, helping young people to regulate.

To sponsor Batman and Robin, visit justgiving.com/sponsorbatmanandrobin or text “BATM90” followed by “£1, £2, £5, or £10” to 70070.

For more information on their campaign, visit www.sponsorbatmanrobin.co.uk.

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