SUPERHEROES swooped in to spread some festive cheer to children spending Christmas at Dorset County Hospital.

Adam Dicker, Joe Meneghini-Relf and Duncan Green have raised hundreds of pounds for good causes with their two Video of All Video DVDs.

Their first effort raised £200 for the Kingfisher Ward and they were able to donate £1,500 to the Make a Wish charity from the proceeds of their second project, which they worked on with support from Russell Fay.

The trio’s comedy DVDs featured sketches and music videos and for the second one Joe did a bungee jump and Adam took on a skydive to help boost the funds raised.

The friends, all from the Dorchester area, returned to the Kingfisher Ward this Christmas to make a further donation to youngsters at the hospital after receiving support from local businesses to gather a haul of presents for the youngsters.

Adam dressed as Superman, while Joe donned a Spiderman suit and Russell came as Batman to put some smiles on the faces of those being treated at and working on the ward at Christmas.

Adam said he wanted to thank the businesses that had supported their efforts to get the presents for the children.

They included OHE Horticultural at Owermoigne, Trinity Stores in Dorchester, Toymaster and The Works in Dorchester.

Adam said: “It was great because using our budget with those guys helping us out with discounts it meant we could get more with the money we had.”

He added: “You can’t fathom what it’s like to be in hospital over Christmas – most of us are lucky and don’t know what it’s like.

“Hopefully this will be some help to make it a bit more bearable.”

Play specialist at the ward Julie Goodall said everyone at Kingfisher was extremely grateful for the donation of the presents.

She said: “They are very welcome because we don’t have a budget for Christmas presents.

“It just makes the children’s life here at Christmas a bit better. We really appreciate it.”