We have a great family event coming up in Centennial Park that will directly benefit sick kids – and we call on you to participate!
The RBC Race for the Kids is coming up on Saturday 18 October 2014. It is the Starlight Children’s Foundation flagship family fun-run event in Sydney, an all-inclusive fun run followed by family fair.
People of all ages can run, skip, jog, walk with your dog or pram the 5km route.
Event ambassador Libby Trickett
How will this event help?
2014 is the inaugural Sydney RBC Race for the Kids with a goal to raise over $100,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The funds raised will go towards helping Starlight make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families through the Starlight Express Rooms and Captain Starlight Programs at Sydney’s two major paediatric hospitals.
Event information and registration
Visit the RBC Race for the Kids website for all the information, to register to participate, or to donate if you can’t be there.
A story of hope
– words by Rebecca Oxenbould
“It’s hard to explain how difficult it is to have a little one constantly in and out of hospital” says Charley’s mum, Margot. “Life as you know it becomes so much more hectic and exhausting. As parents though, you can’t stop – you have to keep going and deal with it as best you can. It’s difficult for people to understand what you are going through at the time and the effect it has on the family as a whole. It was never just about Charley and what she was experiencing. All of this also had a large impact on Charley’s older sister Samantha. The stress of not really understanding why her baby sister had to go through it, all the appointments she had to be dragged along to and the fun she was missing out on took its toll on her too.”
Charley is now two and a half years old, however she had a difficult to start to life. Born two months premature, little Charley has experienced ongoing health complications due to her early arrival.
As a result she’s spent quite a bit of time in and out of Randwick Children’s Hospital, one of the hospitals where Starlight runs their Captain Starlight program.
“‘I can’t explain how much my husband Peter and I appreciated the Captain Starlights at Randwick. They recognise the impact a sick child has on everyone and parents’ reluctance to leave their child’s bedside. They would visit Charley and convince us to take a break so we could regroup while they entertained Charley. We were happy to oblige comfortable that Charley would be in great hands”.
Centennial Parklands is proud to support this great charitable event. This is one way we can help make a difference in the lives of children within the community. Another way is through our Ian Potter Wild Play Children’s Garden. Read more about this great project.