From students to super fundraisers
Everyone needs a superhero and St Joseph’s Primary School, Cobram, was brimming with them on Friday for its HeartKids Super Boss Day.
The children got right into the spirit of the day, doing fantastic impressions of some of the most loveable and recognisable superheroes, including Batman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman.
Each child donated a gold coin to help raise funds for congenital/ child heart disease.
Principal Lucy Keath said it was a cause close to home with a couple of students suffering from a form of heart disease.
‘‘The chance to get involved in the fundraiser was led by the Year 6s on our social justice committee, so it was student-driven, which was fantastic,’’ she said.
On average, eight babies are born with heart disease every day and it is the leading cause of death of children under one, according to the HeartKids website.
The money raised will go to towards HeartKids programs such as the family coping program.
The program involves a series of tailored therapy sessions that help families to navigate the trauma and manage the significant social, emotional and physical well-being challenges associated with childhood heart disease.
Heartfelt: St Joseph’s Primary School students had a dress-up day on Friday to raise funds for congenital heart disease.