Starlight Purple Haze
Saturday 7th April '18 marked the 16th annual Starlight Fremantle Purple Haze game - a game day collaboration between Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Football Club. In working together, both parties aim to raise awareness of, and funds for vital in hospital, online and regional programs.
The day was full of fun for people of all ages. Fans and supporters alike were encouraged to come along on the day dressed in as much purple as possible, and help put a smile on everyone's faces including those of the kids who need positive distraction when it’s needed most.
Show your support
Starlight relies on the generosity of the community to secure funding for its ongoing programs. Though the game is over - with a cracking win for Freo! - there are still a few ways that you can get involved and show your support.
Purchase a piece of Purple Haze History!
Bid on Freo star Lachie Neale and Nathan Wilson's Purple Haze match-worn footy boots.
These customised Starlight boots were made especially for Lachie and Nathan to wear in Saturday's Purple Haze win over the Gold Coast Suns at Optus Stadium.
All funds raised from the auction will go directly to the Starlight Children's Foundation.
In 2017 the Purple Haze community raised enough to grant 50 Starlight Wishes. This year let's raise enough to grant 60 Starlight Wishes, and brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families!
Get on social media
We love seeing the bright faces of our Purple Haze supporters. Share your shots and don't forget to tag #purplehaze2018
A Starlight Wish
Starlight Teen Tyrell got to meet Dockers star Bradley Hill over the Easter weekend 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 5 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."
"My little sister Milly was quite sick when she was born and spent a lot of time in hospital. Now that I'm in the position to give back and make kids smile, it's an opportunity I don't take for granted and for that reason, I am a Starlight Purple Haze ambassador."
"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."
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