10,000th Starlight Wish: DAY 1

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03 Oct '17
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Jetsetting towards a week of police-themed fun!

And we're off! Sy's Starlight Wish (our 10,000th Wish milestone) has officially kicked into gear, and it's going to be a seriously action-packed week as we follow him on his four-day police-themed adventure.

Today, Sy and his family jetsetted from his home town of Sydney to Melbourne, thanks to our Official Wishgranting Partner Virgin Australia - and what might sound like your stock-standard 1.5 hour flight was actually an amazing little police experience in itself!

Not only did Sy have a NSW Police escort from home to the airport, they even shouted him McDonalds along the way (and we can guarantee by the look on Sy's face, that it's something he'll never forget!).

Sy in front of police car

When they pulled up kerbside at the Virgin Australia premium lounge entrance, Sy spent time chatting with the officers, turning on the lights and sirens in the car and meeting some very fluffy police puppers. 

After the Australian Federal Police escorted Sy and his family through the Virgin Australia lounge, everyone tucked into some refreshments (including a delicious police-themed cake), and a Virgin Australia pilot even dropped in to say hello.

Before long, it was time to board - Sy even got a special in-air welcome from the Virgin Australia team over the PA. Talk about VIP treatment!

Sy on tarmac with Virgin Australia

When they touched down in Melbourne, you could feel the excitement in the air - Sy had a very special guest waiting to meet him in the Virgin Australia lounge! 

Amongst all the festive purple and yellow balloons, was Sy's all-time hero - Sgt Mick McCrann from Highway Patrol (along with about ten other VIC Police officers!) 

Sy witih Mick McCrann

Sy went from being a little bit shy to full-blown chatterbox the minute he met Mick - they chatted like old buddies for ages, about things like how fast Mick's car goes, and how much Sy loves Highway Patrol. It was incredible to see how excited Sy was to see his idol (side note - Sy watches Highway Patrol on repeat and always raves about how awesome Mick is, so this was extremely special to witness!)

To round off the day, Victoria Police escorted Sy and his family to his hotel. But that's not all - Mick personally drove Sy all the way to the hotel – the icing on the cake, we reckon!

We couldn't do any of this without our Official Wishgranting Partner Virgin Australia, along with our friends at NSW Police, the Australian Federal Police and VIC Police – thank you so much for helping us bring Sy's Starlight Wish to life!

Sy with Virgin Australia

Make sure you stay tuned on our blog for more daily updates over the next three days, as well as on our social media for some special live moments - our 10,000th Starlight Wish is set to be a huge one! You can also learn how to get involved here!

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