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November 28, 2019 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Europcar Australia is incredibly proud to announce a new partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight), as the official car rental supplier to the charity.

Not only will Europcar assist with the car rental requirements of the charity, but are also providing the Victoria team with a new, safe and fun Mitsubishi ASX MY20 for their Starlight Connection program – helping Captain Starlight travel to hospitals across Victoria, visiting over 130 children every month.

Starlight brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and young people through a range of programs, including Wishgranting and Starlight Express Rooms, which are available in every major children’s hospital in Australia.

A Starlight Wish is a dream come true for a sick kid or young person, giving them and their families something exciting to look forward to during treatment. The experience of sharing a once-in-a-lifetime Starlight Wish brings families together and some positivity into their lives.

“With so many wishes involving family holidays throughout Australia, Europcar is thrilled to be able to support the very dedicated Wishgranting team with their rental car needs for travel-related wishes“, said Ionie Felmingham, Head of Marketing for Europcar Australia.

“Relief from the day to day bustle of home and hospital life is challenging, so Europcar’s contribution will provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for wish families collecting their vehicles on the commencement of their holiday” Ionie went on to say.

The new partnership will support over 200 families every year by providing transport on their Starlight Wish.

“Serious illness and hospitalisation can steal the joy of childhood. At Starlight, we know happiness matters to a sick child’s development, and the work we do to help sick kids just be kids is only made possible through incredible community support. We’re excited to be partnering with Europcar, and appreciate their help making a positive difference to the lives of sick kids and their families,” said Matt Geraghty, Starlight National Partnerships Manager.

Staff engagement will play an important role in the partnership, with team members having the opportunity to get involved in fundraising and volunteering activities.

Europcar is one of the leading car rental providers in Australia, with over 100 locations across the country and is committed to supporting the community with mobility solutions to meet a variety of needs. With several wheelchair accessible vehicles available for rent across the Eastern seaboard, Europcar makes it easier for families with wheelchairs to stay mobile.

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