NightOwl to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation

NightOwl’s OwlGood fundraising campaign is raising money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation this September and October.

From 20 September to 17 October, customers at NightOwl’s 84 stores can purchase a wall token for $2 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The campaign will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids through funding cutting-edge equipment, vital research, and o-the- ground support for families.

Lyndsey Rice, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, said a $2 donation can make a huge impact for sick kids, and they are incredibly humbled to have the support of the NightOwl community once again in 2023.

“Each breakthrough in research, purchase of a new piece of equipment, or load eased by our team at the hospital – that is because of the generosity of partners like NightOwl who allow us to continue to invest into the health and wellbeing of children and young people.”

The OwlGood fundraising campaign launched in 2022, raising $36,826 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation for kids like five-year-old Sebastian Leonardi, who was diagnosed with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, at just two years old after doctors found a tumour in his brain.

Sebastian and his parents Crystal and Sam have spent the past few years in and out of hospital with emergency admissions, surgeries, chemotherapy, physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy until recently returning home to Cairns for 68 rounds of chemotherapy, with his most recent scan revealing the tumour is stable.

Glenys Tristam, National Marketing Manager at NightOwl, said this campaign is a great example of how a little good can add up and have a huge impact on the lives of sick kids and their families across the state, just like Sebastian.

“Since launching our OwlGood program in 2022, our customers continue to exceed expectations in their generous and steadfast support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

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