Castle Quay staff dress up as superheroes to help James

Shawn Robinson, Rebecca Deeley, Sarah Myles and TJ Smith all dressed up as superheroes last Friday to raise funds for SCAT Bone Cancer Trust
Shawn Robinson, Rebecca Deeley, Sarah Myles and TJ Smith all dressed up as superheroes last Friday to raise funds for SCAT Bone Cancer Trust

Five year-old James Myles has enjoyed superheroes from the first time he watched the original 1960s’ Batman series with his grandad.

Five year-old James Myles has loved superheroes since the first time he watched the original 1960s’ Batman series with his grandad.

Sarah Myles and her co-workers all dressed up as superheroes  NNL-150427-094117001

Sarah Myles and her co-workers all dressed up as superheroes NNL-150427-094117001

So it was only fitting for Banbury mum Sarah Myles and three colleagues to follow in the footsteps of Adam West and Burt Ward when they dressed as characters from the iconic comic book in aid of SCAT Bone Cancer Trust at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre last Friday.

James was diagnosed with Ollier’s disease, or enchondromatosis, in 2011. It is a rare bone disease which affects around one in 100,000 people.

With no cure for the disease, James struggles with broken bones, often in his legs, as well as problems with abnormal bone growth.

As a result of this he has to spend a lot of time in hospital receiving x-rays, MRIs and CT scans.

Despite his condition, James is unstoppable, always up and walking as soon as possible after each break, competing in school sports days, swimming lessons and karate.

Fittingly, his favourite superhero reflects this get-up and go attitude. “I like The Flash because he is fast and I am fast,” James said.

And after school he was only too happy to wear his Green Lantern costume and join Ms Myles and her co-workers, who were dressed up as Wonder Woman, Batman, Bat Girl and Blade.