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‘Spiderman’ is up for hero award

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct

An Ashfield district councillor has been put forward for a hero award for his voluntary work at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Coun Dale Grounds, of Kirkby, also known as That Spidey-Tastic Superhero, has been nominated for the Unsung Hero of the Year Award at the Nottingham University Hospitals annual Team NUH Awards 2019.

He works tirelessly entertaining ill children and young people. He has been visiting the QMC every week for more than three years, dressed as Spiderman, after he first suited up to soothe his son, Reece, who is autistic.

Coun Grounds has also been fundraising as Spiderman for the Ducklings, the charity of the Nottingham Children’s Hospital School.

He said: “I become Spiderman because I love it. Nothing beats bringing a smile to the children’s faces. The children that I visit are so strong and brave; they are the real heroes.”