Presentation on theme: "Starlight Children’s Foundation. 1 History & Mission Founded in New South Wales in 1988. Queensland’s office opened in 1999. To brighten the lives of."— Presentation transcript:
1 History & Mission Founded in New South Wales in 1988. Queensland’s office opened in 1999. To brighten the lives of all seriously ill and hospitalized children throughout Australia.
2 Distractive Therapy Programs “Looking after a child with a chronic or life threatening illness requires a comprehensive ‘total’ approach to care, a healing environment that includes entertainment, diversion, fun, laughter and joy. Starlight is a key partner in providing these aspects of care” Professor Les White Executive Director, Westmead Children’s Hospital
3 Captain Starlight Sole purpose is to bring smiles to sick children by distracting them from their illness and pain and engaging them with unique skills, companionship and entertainment.
9 Starlight Escapes 520 Escapes entertained more than 900 families.
10 Livewire New initiative developed under a subsidiary livewire.org.au. Safe and fun online community for young people living with serious illness or disability. Developed to assist other Not for Profit organisations to help their members through the online community.
13 Volunteers Most valuable resource. Each year over 4000 people lend their support on Starlight Day. Essential to the success of Starlight.
14 Fundraising Do not receive any government funding for core services. Rely on support from individuals, corporations, community groups, special events, cause-related marketing promotions, and in-kind support of both goods and services.