SUPERHEROES saved the day at a fundraising football event in Inverkip.

Spiderman and Superman were just two of the characters who kicked off the fundraising five-a-side football event at the village’s community hub.

It raised raised £395 which will be used to help create a youth club within the facility.

Andrew Mitchell, who is a volunteer at the hub, said: “Around 30 people played, which was brilliant, especially since it was the first time we’ve organised this.

“We were overwhelmed by the prizes people donated for the raffle, people have been so generous.”

Centre manager Kevin Rodgers says the fancy dress tournament, which was overseen by referee Tommy Hempseed, shows that the facility can play a big part in bringing the village together.

He said: “It’s great that it was held in between Christmas and New Year, it was something for people to do over the holidays.

“We’ve had quite a lot on recently, with our first cinema night which helped to raise money towards our youth services.

“We want to target secondary school children in S1 to S3 as there isn’t as much for them to do.

“So from March onwards we are hoping to set up a youth club.

“We’re also getting some money from Sainsbury’s for resources and hoping to train up some volunteers.”

Andrew and Kevin are keen to thank everyone who donated to the tourney prize raffle: Stuart McMillan MSP, CalMac, Inverclyde Leisure, Ivy Cottage Dental Practice, Sainsbury’s Inverkip, Get Fit In 30 – Gillian Adams, Kilted Kin, Greenock Morton FC, Smiths of Greenock, Cardwell Garden Centre and Jim Mitchell Gardening Services-Largs.

They have also thanked Riverside Inverclyde for donating individual superhero trophies and the Kip Chippy, who donated a shield.