A ray of starlight for our sick kids
By RICHARD FORBES,
SICK children in the Lismore area will benefit from the local presence of the Starlight Foundation.
NSW Community Relations ambassador Shannon Stores said it was important the public knew any funds raised by the local branch to grant wishes stayed local.
"Until now, all wishes granted in this area have been granted by people who are not part of this area. That changed in December, when the Lismore branch was formed for the sole benefit of local children with chronic illnesses," she said.
The former Kadina High School student said the foundation existed to bring happiness to children and help with family escapes.
Local volunteer Renae Simpson said that she would be soon granting a wish to a local child, who could not be named, with a chronic illness.
"This particular child's wish is to go to the Cadbury factory in Claremont, Tasmania," she said.
"There are several children in the area waiting for their wishes to be granted."
In November, a Grafton girl with cerebral palsy had her wish granted when, with the support of Qantas, she flew to Perth.
To volunteer, call Ms Stores on 1300 7827.