A Chester charity which provides drop-in play sessions for children with additional needs has marked its first birthday with a suitably heroic celebration.
Families supported by SPACE turned out in force for the superhero-themed party, which the Co-operative in Hoole supported with food and drinks.
Children did their best impressions of Iron Man et al and made masks and puppets.
SPACE’s stay and play sessions – which have been attended by more than 80 children since their launch – have recently increased from fortnightly to weekly thanks to funding from local councillors and St James’ Trust.
Jemma Gregory, whose experiences as the parent of a little girl suffering from a life-limiting condition inspired her to found the charity, said: “The children that come to the stay and play sessions are the real superheroes.
“They all fight their own battles but are always smiling, they make SPACE what it is.
“We are still fundraising for our own centre where we can provide many more activities for children with additional needs.”