The Starlight Children’s Foundation needs your help to raise $1.3 million to deliver happiness to more than 33,000 seriously ill and hospitalised children around Australia.
As Starlight’s biggest national fundraising event, Starlight Day on May 1 aims to raise much-needed funds to support sick kids through its hospital services – the Starlight Express Room and Captain Starlight.
With a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in Australia and over 180 Captain Starlights nationally, every child admitted to hospital, regardless of their illness or injury, can access these vital services with their family.
“Happiness is critical to a sick child’s development and to building resilience,” said CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation, Louise Baxter.
“The work Starlight does to support sick kids in every children’s hospital nationally is only made possible through the community, who we rely on for support.
“Being seriously ill shouldn’t mean missing out on the fun of childhood, especially when evidence shows happiness helps kids bounce back after going through tough times.
“While health professionals treat the serious illness, Starlight, through its hospital services (Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Room) is there to deliver fun to sick kids and their families when they need it most.”
Anyone can make a donation today on the Starlight Day website, with all donations made before midnight on Friday, May 1 generously doubled by Starlight’s corporate partners.
To donate today, please visit starlightday.org.au.