Starlight Purple Haze
Sunday March 29th marks 18th Starlight Purple Haze. The fixture - Freo Dockers vs Hawthorn FC.
The funds raised go directly to ensuring the ongoing delivery of our in-hospital and regional programs in WA.
We aim to have more than 150 Starlight volunteers collecting donations and sell Starlight wands to community members attending the game. Come along and be part of this fun afternoon. To register as a volunteer click here: I want to be a Starlight Purple Haze vollie.
Starlight relies on the generosity of the community for the success of this event and in 2020 we’re aiming to “Kick Goals for Sick Kids’ and raise over $200,000.
Supporters can get behind Starlight Purple Haze by:
- Donating on the day – “Bring a Purple $5, for Purple” or donate via one of our many Volunteer managed mobile eftpos machine
- Purchase a Starlight wand
Remember - funds raised on the day are matched by Starlight Purple Haze Fundraising Partner - South32
And for everyone who comes to the game and gets behind our fundraising efforts - THANK YOU!
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."
"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."
A Starlight ambassador since he was drafted to the Fremantle Dockers in 2017, season 2020 marks Bailey Banfield’s third year in the role. A passionate supporter of Starlight and role model to young Freo fans, Banfield loves meeting and spending time with Freo’s Starlight children each year. The Fremantle midfielder has played 27 games and kicked seven goals so far across his short AFL career with Fremantle. In 2019, Banfield was recognized for his efforts in winning Peel Thunder’s best and fairest and placing ninth in the WAFL Sandover Medal.
2020 will be Michael Walters’ first year as a Starlight Ambassador. Entering his 12th season of AFL football in 2020, Walters’ leadership and experience is on display at the Fremantle Football Club. Walters has three daughters with wife Marnie and is a proud dad to Laila, Addison and Mackenzie. Walters’ own nephew was a Starlight kid back in 2017, and his ambassador role allows him to continue to brighten the lives of sick children in WA.
Liam joined the Fremantle Football Club in late 2019 and has wasted no time in becoming a Starlight ambassador. Growing up in Tammin in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia, Henry has been a part of Fremantle’s Next Generation Academy since 2017. Outside of football, Henry is the co-founder of ‘Tied to Culture’, an online business selling Indigenous-inspired ties, providing Henry with a creative outlet and a link back to his hometown.
Check back soon to find out how these legends experience Starlight magic in 2020!
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