In conjunction with charitable organisation Supertee, the Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti has been on a mighty mission to save batteries from landfill, from vehicles and even laptops to trade in and raise money to purchase superhero costumes for sick kids.
According to the club, the purpose of the fundraiser was to help desperately ill children feel like superheroes.
The Supertee costumes unclip from the sides and over the shoulders making it easy to change a child when confined to a hospital bed.
Club Member Vicki Stonestreet said the Rotary Club was keen to make the most difference possible and after hearing about the Supertee superhero costumes, wanting to bring something 'bring and wonderful' to local children in need.
"The costumes make them feel like they can do anything," Ms Stonestreet said.
"It just adds a bit of fun for them and doesn't make the sick child feel sick.
Wearing the costume makes them feel if they are going to get an injection that it will only make them feel stronger," she continued.
The costumes aim to invite children into a world of imaginative play where they are the hero of their own story, coming with a cape even that doubles as a bib.
They are also packaged in a reusable gift box with comics, stickers and a personal message from the Rotary club sending their best wishes.
According to the Club President Peter Sparks, the club had not yet traded in any collected batteries as the price point had dropped dramatically during COVID-19.
"Currently we are just stockpiling batteries and waiting for the price to rise so we can donate as much as possible to Supertee," Mr Sparks said.
"We look forward to continuing our battery fundraiser for another great cause in the year to come."
If you could like to make a tax deductible donation to Supertee and donate a gift pack to a sick child in need you can visit https://www.supertee.org.au/
If you would like to get involved with the battery collection for the Supertee fundraiser please contact Club President Peter Sparks on 0419 420 787.
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