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Starlight Wishes set to brighten the lives of seriously ill children thanks to $250,000 donation

Starlight Wishes set to brighten the lives of seriously ill children thanks to $250,000 donation

27 November 2020

Having fun is such an ordinary childhood experience, but for sick kids, their lives can be consumed by their illness.

Starlight Children’s Foundation breaks the cycle of needles, treatments, pain and trauma and offers seriously sick children the opportunity to have fun and simply be a kid again.

One of the ways they do this is through Starlight Wishes – once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as holidays, gifts and experiences for a child and their family to find light in the darkest of times.

Yesterday, The Lott donated $250,000 to the foundation, which will fund 38 Starlight Wishes.

Starlight Children’s Foundation State Partnerships Manager Tracey Tomlin said the foundation would be able to help more sick children thanks to money, via Golden Casket unclaimed prize money.

“During this time of rapid change, there are no fewer sick kids. Starlight’s vision is for a future where everyone has a happy childhood, even when they experience serious illness or hospitalisation,” she said.

“What happens in childhood lasts a lifetime and happiness matters, especially when it comes to improving health outcomes.

“Grounded in principles of positive psychology, Starlight’s Wishgranting program is vital for improving the wellbeing and resilience of sick kids in the community.

“We are so thankful for The Lott’s support of more than 12 years which helps us bring joy to sick kids now and in the future.”

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