Lions Pride Holden Club donates Supertees to children at Hawkesbury District Health Service

Hawkesbury District Health Service's (HDHS) littlest patients have been given superpowers thanks to the generous donation of 20 Supertees from the Lions Pride Holden Club and their sponsors.

The superhero-style t-shirts are specifically designed for children in hospital and include quick-release fastening down the sides and shoulders for treatment to be administered easily.

In addition, an attached superhero-style cape can double as a bib.

HDHS Chief Executive Officer Strephon Billinghurst said the t-shirts would be well-received by children who were receiving treatment or recovering after surgery at the hospital.

"Thank you to the Lions Pride Holden Club and their community sponsors for this gift that will bring a smile to the faces of some of our youngest patients who are spending time in hospital," he said.

"The Supertees are a wonderful idea to help make a child's stay in hospital more comfortable and I'm looking forward to meeting the superheroes on our wards."

Lions Pride Holden Club President Harry Elvin said the club members were thrilled with the support from local businesses who donated funds for the purchase of the shirts.

"The shirts are such a great idea and when we approached local business, they were more than happy to get behind the concept and support our local hospital. We are hoping to provide more shirts again next year," he said.

"Our members were thrilled to come to Hawkesbury District Health Service to present the Supertees. Seeing the excitement on the children's faces brought us a lot of joy."

The Lions Pride Holden Club is a non-profit organisation for Holden car enthusiasts, with the aim of giving back to the local community.

Supertees were the brain child of Sydney father Jason, who watched his own daughter battle a rare type of cancer. While undergoing treatment, Jason noticed the difficulty nurses had with changing his daughter's clothes while connected to various drips and monitors.

His three-year-old son would dress-up as a superhero to 'save' his sister when he visited.

This provided Jason with inspiration to create the Supertee for children to brighten their day and give them the courage to fight and win the battle with their illness.

The Supertees come in a colourful box together with a superhero comic book and inspirational stickers.

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