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Every year on Starlight Day, MediaCom staff put down their tools and head out for a team volunteering day like no other. Now celebrating its 5th year, the Partnership with Starlight demonstrates MediaCom's commitment to making a real difference to the lives of sick kids.

Their support raises much-needed funds to support Starlight's in-hospital and Wishgranting programs across Australia. Importantly, it's also a valuable and highly anticipated team engagement opportunity for staff right across the organisation.

MediaCom team holding Starlight wands in front of the Queen Victoria Building.In 2016, 200 staff painted the streets of Sydney purple and yellow, selling merchandise and collecting donations. To give the day some added fun, staff tapped into their creative and competitive sides and dreamt up bigger and better ways to make the most of their volunteering. Teams set themselves various tasks and challenges as they raced around the city streets. Plus, they enjoyed a shared sense of working towards a common goal with an ambitious fundraising target. Thanks to some great teamwork, MediaCom raised an incredible $31,000 this year.

For MediaCom, Starlight Day is always a highlight on their team calendar and gives staff the chance to come together and contribute to the community in a fun and meaningful way.

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We face multiple challenges throughout our work week, but we know there are others who face far bigger battles than we do on a daily basis. This is why we come together and support the Starlight Children's Foundation. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to help bring some happiness back into the lives of those that need it most.
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Sara Durree, Talent Manager at MediaCom

MediaCom staff get to see first-hand that very impact when they visit the Starlight Express Room to experience the fun and laughter created by Captain Starlight. Staff say they love these opportunities and it helps them build an even stronger sense of connection with Starlight's mission.

MediaCom staff fundraising on Starlight DayMichelle Mowle, Head of Talent at MediaCom said, "I am so proud of our people as they have shown amazing support and dedication to the Starlight Children's Foundation. Our teams are strongest when we work together to help sustain Starlight's programs that help bring smiles and laughter to seriously ill children and their families."

Starlight is honoured to be MediaCom's recognised charity partner and thank them for their ongoing drive, energy and commitment to helping so many sick kids and their families.

Stories like these are only made possible thanks to our generous supporters. If you'd like to help make a difference for a child, you can donate below.
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