Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No it was…

Saturday June 28, 2014

Batman and Spiderman scaling the walls of Christchurch Hospital ahead of a top secret mission!

The international superheroes snuck into the quake hit city yesterday after answering a code red call from Christchurch's superhero Flatman. A video of the mission has just been released this morning (now that the superheroes are a safe distance from the city).

"Canterbury still needs love – and who better to provide it then the world's best  known superheroes?" says Flatman.​

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See the video at www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/10209455/Sick-kids-enjoy-some-super-cheer

Flatman, Batman and Spiderman were joined by Iron Man, Mr Incredible, Captain America, Superwoman and the Black Widow in their mission. After abseiling down the side of the hospital, they swarmed five wards surprising the children and families inside.

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"There are so many people – like these families – in Christchurch who're going through some really tough times. Our mission was to show how little things can bring joy to people, even when they're in really stressful situations," says Flatman.

The mission was a hit. Free superhero cupcakes for all (courtesy of The Cupcake Collection), sword fights, bubbles and a whole lot of smiles.

The All Right? project (which works to support and improve Cantabrians' mental health and wellbeing as we recover and rebuild) helped accommodate the superheroes while they were in Christchurch and filmed the mission as part of its Outrageous Burst of All Right series.

Manager Sue Turner is delighted with how the mission went.

"It really shows how little things can mean a lot to people – even when times are tough for them. We know we can't solve the myriad of complex issues Cantabrians are facing but we can all do things to brighten their days," says Sue Turner.

Sadly, Sue Turner says the superheroes were unable to rebuild the central city while they were here.

"They had a good look around though and have offered to come back to hang the city council'sChristmas decorations if a sponsor's not found before December," she smiles.

For more information please contact: Jo Scott, All Right? Communications Consultant, 021 883 123

See the video on the www.stuff.co.nz website at www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/10209455/Sick-kids-enjoy-some-super-cheer

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