As well as our contributions to State and Territory Governments, Tatts has provided support for charities and community events by providing ongoing financial assistance and joint promotion of special causes.
Today we are continuing our history of child health support as a National Partner of the Starlight Children's Foundation. Starlight brightens the hospital experience for sick kids and teens, replacing fear, pain and stress with fun, joy and laughter.
Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. With a Starlight Express Room in every major children’s hospital in Australia and more than 100 Captain Starlights nationally, Starlight supports all hospitalised children and their families, regardless of illness, injury or age.
Starlight relies solely on the community to deliver its Starlight Express Room and Captain Starlight hospital programs and its wish granting program.
We are a continued supporter of Starlight's biggest annual fundraising event, Starlight Day. Every year since 2014, we have contributed a donation for Starlight Day and since 2016 this has been used to support the access of 2,564 sick kids to the Starlight Express Room.
As part of its national program, Starlight grants around 500 wishes to seriously ill children each year. Seven out of ten Starlight children recover from their illness and many parents say their Starlight Wish marked their turning point.
As a proud supporter of Starlight, we donate four wishes a year to Starlight nationally.
Tatts is committed to giving back to the local communities in which we operate, and is proud to suppor the Australia's greatest desert race - the Tatts Finke Desert Race, NT AFL and the long-standing Mindil Beach Sunset Market.
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