With­cott su­per­heroes dig deep for sick kids

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

EV­ERY­BODY was a su­per­hero at With­cott State School last Fri­day when the stu­dents pooled their pocket money to help chil­dren with mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy.

Bat­men, Su­per­women and even a su­per­hero chicken went to school in cos­tume on the last day of Na­tional Su­per­hero Week, which fundraises for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy Aus­tralia and in­creases aware­ness of the ill­ness.

Stu­dent council co-or­di­na­tor Traci Cash said it was the first time the school had hosted the event and it raised $162.80, which she was quite proud of.

“I feel that sup­port­ing a char­ity gives the chil­dren a sense of com­mu­nity be­cause it takes the at­ten­tion away from them­selves and their own lives,” she said.

“It’s nice for them to be think­ing about other peo­ple who might not be as lucky as they are.”

It was a mes­sage that made an im­pact on the stu­dents.

Ella Williams, 9, said she was happy to be rais­ing aware­ness for chil­dren who strug­gled with the dis­or­der and Beau Van Zand­berge, 7, said he liked to know he was help­ing peo­ple.

Ms Cash said though some stu­dents didn’t dress up, all had donated to the cause.

PHOTO: ME­LANIE KEYTE

SU­PER KIDS: With­cott stu­dents went all out to raise money to help mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy suf­fer­ers.

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