Usher Cup is proud to be supporting the amazing work of the Starlight Foundation whose primary goal is to bring happiness and joy to children who are facing the fear, stress and pain of serious illness.
Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children, teenagers and their families across Australia. They help sick kids simply be kids by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter. Starlight relies on the support of the community to deliver our innovative programs – so it’s always important to drive awareness of the mission and impact.
Starlight is Australia’s broadest reaching children’s charity and recognised as an integral part of the countries healthcare system. The Starlight programs are supported by research and evaluation to ensure excellence in everything they do.
In 2019, the charity helped grant over 500 wishes to sick children around Australia and visited 5159 children living or receiving care in rural and regional hospitals. Usher Cup hopes to raise much needed funds to continue the amazing efforts of those behind Starlight Foundation and the incredible work they do to keep spreading happiness to sick children.
Starlight representative Tegan Reidy expressed her gratitude for the support given by the Usher Cup and explained the impact it can have on young kids lives.
“The support that Starlight receives from the Usher Cup will help give sick kids around Australia the gift of happiness. Laughing and having fun makes kids feel more positive and gives them the strength to cope with the pain and stress of hospital.”
“Right now, sick kids need happiness more than ever, we’re so thankful for the incredible support of the Usher Cup & the wider community!”