Starlight Purple Haze
April 2019 marked the 17th year of this incredible community collaboration between Freemantle Dockers and Starlight Children's Foundation.
A flagship fundraising event for the Dockers and the WA footy community, Starlight Purple Haze raises vital funds so that we can continue to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and young people. Why? #BecauseHappinessMatters
Starlight relies on the generosity of the community to secure funding for its ongoing programs. This year the Purple Haze community got together and fundraised $210,000 for sick kids. Go team!
Schools got involved by wearing purple for gold coin donations. Various communities held fabulous fundraisers. And on game day, a bunch of awesome vollies were collecting 'a purple note for Purple Haze'.
A Starlight Wish
Starlight Teen Tyrell got to meet Dockers star Bradley Hill in 2018 when he attended the game at Optus Stadium. As part of his Starlight Wish, Tyrell also won the coin toss for the team at the Purple Haze game and got to sing the team song in the change rooms.
This year we have 6 amazing Dockers ambassadors that help support Starlight Children’s Foundation. Check out why they chose to get involved in this amazing cause.
"I remember the first Starlight Express Room visit I went to and seeing the kids' faces light up when the Starlight Captains were in there. To be able to contribute to that, you get a good buzz and a really good feeling of being able to give back."
"It's great to see sick kids happy, and the smallest thing can make their day. So if I can give some of my time to add to their happiness that's a bonus."
"You don't want to see young kids doing it tough, it makes you realise how hard life can be for some people. Being able to put a smile on a sick kid's face is an amazing opportunity for me to be a part of."
"I had an extremely fortunate upbringing, growing up health and happy. So if I can make a positive difference in a kid's day I'm going to do my best to do so."
Bailey Banfield & Dana Hooker
Check back soon to find out how these legends experience Starlight magic in 2019!
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