Wodonga TAFE students supporting ‘Superhero Day’ for Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Wodonga TAFE students supporting ‘Superhero Day’ for Muscular Dystrophy Australia

By Susan Burdett
05 Sep 2017
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Superhero Day supporting Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Students completing Certificate IV in Community Services with Wodonga TAFE will be midweek ‘Superheroes’, fundraising and raising awareness as part of Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s National Superhero Week.

The dress-up day will be held on campus this Wednesday 6 September 2017, with students and staff encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero or even invent one! Students will be running activities from 12pm-2pm, including superhero games, a raffle, and competitions such as ‘Students vs Teachers tug of war’ and ‘Best Costume competition’. A BBQ lunch will also be available for a gold coin donation.

Click here to support the students' fundraising via their 'MyCause' link

Community Services teacher, Ms Cathy Prior, said that participation in MDA’s National Superhero Week was a project developed by the students.

“The Community Services course has a strong community development and group work focus. Students were required to choose a charity to raise funds and awareness for, with the overall aim of creating a sense of community amongst students and staff on campus”, explained Ms Prior.

“We have had a wonderful community response to the Superhero Day, with students having raised more than $200 in donations. They have also gained over $1200 worth of sponsorship for the event, with contributions from Discovery Holiday Park, Wodonga Jewellers, Norwex Products, Urban Graze, Supa Tramp, Norris Park IGA, Peards Wodonga, Coles, Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare, and Wodonga TAFE”, said Ms Prior.

MDA’s ‘National Superhero Week’ aims to promote a positive message and give hope to the 1 in 625 people living with Muscular Dystrophy, their families and loved ones, by showing them that they are not alone with their community working to raise funds and find a timely solution for treatment options.

National Superhero Week also encourages people to be ‘everyday’ superheroes by being aware of those around them and what other people may be going through and to always be kind and offer support. This is an important life lesson and even though our focus is on Muscular Dystrophy, the overall message is one of hope, acceptance and understanding.