Hemel brothers win The Entertainer’s nationwide search to find lockdown mini superheroes

The Entertainer’s nationwide competition was launched back in April

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 11:05 am
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 11:06 am

Two brothers from Hemel Hempstead have been crowned The Entertainer’s lockdown mini superhero competition winners.

The Marlowes Shopping Centre announced the winners yesterday (Wednesday) - with five-year-old Klaes and eight-year-old Ruiss winning store vouchers and a VIP meet and greet with Batman.

During what’s been a difficult year for many and to coincide with National Superhero Day, The Entertainer’s nationwide competition launched back in April, with the quest to find mini heroes who have gone above and beyond during lockdown.

Klaes and Ruiss met Batman at The Entertainer store in Hemel Hempstead

The competition was a great success, seeing a total of 250 children win vouchers to spend in their local The Entertainer store.

However, it was Hemel based brothers Klaes and Ruiss who managed to secure the golden prize by winning a VIP meet and greet with the superhero sensation - Batman. Klaes was nominated as a covid superhero for his actions during the lockdowns.

On Friday, May 28, both brothers headed down to The Entertainer store at The Marlowes for a special VIP shopping experience with Batman – seeing the unsung heroes ecstatic to meet the famous character face to face!

Alongside meeting Batman, Klaes and Ruiss also made sure to make the most of their VIP shopping experience, seeing the boys grin from cheek to cheek with excitement to pick out their favourite toys from within store.

Klaes and Ruiss met Batman at The Entertainer store in Hemel Hempstead

Craig Lowe, events coordinator at The Entertainer, said: “It was fantastic to welcome Batman to our Hemel Hempstead store to reward lockdown heroes Klaes and big brother Ruiss!

"We haven’t been able to welcome characters to our stores for over a year so it was great to be able to welcome Batman and see the joy on the children’s faces again at meeting their hero!

"We are very much looking forward to being able to welcome our characters back to our stores again as soon as we’re able to.”

Lavinia Douglass, marketing manager at The Marlowes, added: “We’re thrilled local Hemel brothers Klaes and Ruiss have been awarded as The Entertainer’s lockdown mini superheroes!

"It’s been a tough year for many and it’s great to see their kindness and generosity has resulted in both boys winning this fantastic competition!”