The social distancing superhero with an inspirational message to children in Yorkshire

'You can do it,' is the inspirational message to children and communities from their very own visiting superhero.

U-Man, also known as Shaun Weatherhead, in Sherburn-in Elmet

‘U-Man’, also known as Shaun Weatherhead, founder of inspirational school programme U Can Shine, has been taking on his Covid-19 mission to bring little unsung heroes some joy and happiness in these uncertain times.

The father-of-three from Huddersfield has a schedule of appearances booked in with communities around Yorkshire.

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The visits, which run until September are designed to spread a little cheer as well as show support for the NHS and raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Strictly abiding by the social distancing guidelines, U-Man (which stands for You Can Do It), has been walking the streets of Marsden, Honley, Scholes, Elland, Longwood, Sowerby Bridge and Sherburn-in-Elmet, entertaining youngsters - and the young at heart - with music and dance moves.

To see where U-Man will appear next go to his Facebook page at facebook.com/ucanshineuk/ to help him reach his fundraising target of £1,000, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/umancovid-19mission.