Holy Holiday Handouts - It's Batman!

12 December 2008

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If you’re impoverished and living in Sheffield and you see Batman coming towards you at pace, hold out your hand because he’s probably got something for you – and it’s not a Robin outfit.

A mystery businessman is dressing up as the Caped Crusader and helping out at soup kitchens and charity shops in the city – and has made donations totalling £10,000.

He is believed to be a local entrepreneur, but stays in character at all times, even speaking in an American accent, telling the Daily Express, "I don't care if some people think I'm bonkers. If I inspire others to give their time and money to good causes this Christmas, it's been worth it.

"My message is that you don't need to be a superhero, or super wealthy, to give to deserving causes. If you can give cash, or toys, that's fantastic. The most precious gift of all is your time."

We disagree – it’s obviously truffles, but we’re not going to quibble in the face of such humanitarian goodness.

Here’s the latest odds on the Sheffield Batman’s true identity…

2/1 – Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
4/1 – Sean Bean
8/1 - Jarvis Cocker
12/1 – Duncan Bannatyne
20/1 - Jamie Oliver
25/1 – Adam West

4 comments

  • chrisg
    None of those, I'm afraid.
  • tony
    i'll stick a pound on sean bean.
  • Mike H.
    Steve Peat - Downhill Mountanbike champ
  • Mike H.
    I'll have £10 on Adam West, he's still dead int he?

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