Still time for heroes in push to help Family Centre

Students and teachers became super heroes at Bogangar Primary School to raise funds for The Family Centre this week. Contributed.
Students and teachers became super heroes at Bogangar Primary School to raise funds for The Family Centre this week. Contributed. Contributed

SCHOOL students all over the Tweed have been donning capes and masks recently in a super effort to raise money for charity.

As part of last week's Superhero Saturday fundraising event where local families became superheroes for a day to support local non-profit organisation, The Family Centre, local schools are also getting involved.

The Zero to Superhero Schools Challenge invited schools to host their own Superhero Day and celebrate the super powers of community and giving back.

Family Centre Executive Director, David Boutkan Superhero Day is "all about fun, creativity and helping the local community."

Three local schools have engaged with the campaign and raised much needed funds for The Family Centre, including Bogangar Public School, Tyalgum Public School and Murwillumbah Public School.

The schools held superhero costume days for a gold coin donation.

Among the many services The Family Centre provides is the REALSkills programs for students in the upper levels of primary school.

"Unfortunately, we currently have limited funding to provide these programs and are only able to work in 6-8 of over 20 primary schools in the area despite numerous requests from other local schools," Mr Boutkan said.

"We are really grateful to the local schools that have participated.

"It's great to know that not only do they support the work we do, but also our organisation on the whole.

"All funds raised will help us continue the work we do in the community to improve the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families - particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged."

For more information about The Family Centre or the Real Skills program visit

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