Dynamic duo become comic book heroes

Jamie Haugh and Iain Patton in comic book form
Jamie Haugh and Iain Patton in comic book form

Two Motherwell pals have been immortalised as comic book stars in recognition of their fundraising efforts for BBC Children in Need.

The Post Office is celebrating the charity heroics of people across their network as part of the Be A Hero theme of this year’s campaign.

Motherwell duo Jamie Haugh (41) and Iain Patton (50) were prime candidates for the honour following the completion of an 820 mile cycle from Thurso to Weymouth.

Post Office relationship manager Jamie and graphic designer Iain were joined by Post Office employees on various legs of the journey as they make their way south, popping into 15 branches along the way for refreshments and shelter from the elements.

The Post Office has created a one-of-a-kind comic book cover ‘Road Warriors’ to commit the Motherwell duo’s achievement, having pedalled their way to raising £4,500.

Jamie said: “The saddle felt a bit like kryptonite for the week after the cycle but it was all worth it.

“While it was really tough, I am so proud of what we’ve done. Children in Need is something we all grew up with and we’re delighted to raise so much for the cause through Post Office.

“We have had so much support from colleagues at Post Office with our fundraising, but we never expected to be made into comic book heroes – it’s a fantastic surprise.”

Jamie and Iain are one of five teams of fundraisers to get the comic book treatment.

Post Office Chief Executive Paula Vennells said: “We wanted to recognise the amazing work that heroes across the Post Office network do for BBC Children in Need every year, and this seemed like the perfect way to do it.

“We would urge all of our customers to get behind our friends and colleagues who are raising money for this fantastic cause again this year by buying a Be A Hero badge at their local branch.”