30 for 30


30 for 30

Celebrating 30 Years of the Starlight Children's Foundation

This year marks 30 years of Starlight brightening the lives of Australia's seriously ill children and their families replacing pain, fear and stress, with fun, laughter and joy.

Welcome to Starlight's 30 for 30 Initiative.

30 for 30


In this milestone year, 30 for 30 is bringing together an exclusive group of supporters passionate about helping seriously ill children and their families. Through 30 for 30, organisations and individuals will each contribute a one-off $30,000 donation to help keep our Starlight Express Rooms open in every children's hospital across Australia.

Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital and for thousands of these children what comes next is a diagnosis which changes their and their family's life forever. Starlight Express Rooms are a vibrant, medical free haven for sick children and their families to spend valuable time together away from the reality of treatment.

Since 2013, our program reach has increased by more than 80%! We estimate in the next three years Starlight will need to expand our program delivery by around 70%.

Starlight's 30 for 30 Impact

Every donation of $30,000 will enable Starlight to brighten the lives of 750 seriously ill children and their families for their entire stay in hospital.

Collectively, if 30 donations are pledged this will fund 1 Starlight Express Room for one whole year! Creating a significant, lasting impact on the lives of thousands of families.

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The distraction, laughter and compassion Starlight provide cannot be measured.
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- Health Professional

Today, Starlight has Starlight Express Rooms located at every children's hospitals across Australia.

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Starlight's 30 for 30 Exclusive Supporter Benefits

With every generous $30,000 one-of donation, each Partner will receive:

  • Name recognition on starlight.org.au/30-for-30
  • Exclusive 30 For 30 logo to use on digital media
  • Opportunity for a Group or Private visit to experience the joy of a Starlight Express Room
  • Priority access to invitations to nation and state events
  • 30 for 30 Paspaley pearl shell
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My 4-year-old granddaughter is in the Starlight Express Rooms after surgery, she is just a kid again, laughing and having fun. It was amazing to see the difference in her as soon as she walked in the room.
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- Grandparent feedback


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Kerry-Anne Johnston
Kerry-Anne is on the NSW Advisory Board for the Starlight Children's Foundation. She is a volunteer Wishgranter, a trained Starbassador and has been a fundraiser for over 20 years. 

A Message from your 30 for 30 Ambassador


If you are interested in finding out more about the Starlight 30 for 30 Initiative, please contact:

Kirsty Beed


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