Published on 07 November 2019
Superheroes unite to support families and children with life-long illnesses
At a special event for children with life-long illnesses this week, Sunsuper donated $100,000 to Nine Telethon, which will go directly towards helping the sickest 1 per cent of children in Queensland through the Connected Care Program.
On Wednesday 6 November 2019, Sunsuper hosted a superhero morning tea at Community Lifestyle Support Bundaberg, recipient of a Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World 2019 Community Grant, to connect families, nurses and the community currently involved in the program.
Queensland’s Connected Care Program significantly improves the outcomes for 135 children with chronic and complex health care needs in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region – the largest number of young patients on the program outside Brisbane.
Stevhan Davidson, Sunsuper’s Executive General Manager Customer Engagement said Sunsuper has a 30 year history in Queensland and for the fifth year, is proud to be a presenting partner of Nine Telethon to help Queensland’s Children’s Hospital Foundation support more families with sick kids, including those in Bundaberg and other regional communities.
“Getting behind Nine Telethon and supporting Children’s Hospital Foundation means Queensland children and families have access to initiatives like the Connected Care Program, support in hospital and receive life-changing equipment,” Mr Davidson said.
“Sunsuper’s donation to the Connected Care Program will go a long way in helping sick and injured children in rural and regional communities receive medical treatment as close to home as possible, no matter where they live, and reduce the financial impacts and pressure on families when they have to travel for extended stays in hospital."
“Across Queensland there are more than 900,000 Sunsuper members, and whether you’re a parent or have nieces and nephews, knowing there is quality care for sick kids here in Queensland is important to us all.”
The Connected Care Program is one of the many initiatives funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which is made possible each year through the generous donations of Queenslanders during Nine Telethon.
This year the Nine Telethon aims to raise $13 million for the Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund vital research, new equipment, and support children and their families in hospital.
As a presenting partner, Sunsuper’s Contact Centre in Brisbane will be filled with celebrities, Sunsuper staff and more than 120 volunteers ready to take over-the-phone donations during the Nine Telethon on Saturday 16 November 2019.
Through its Dreams for a Better World program, Sunsuper also recently awarded Community Lifestyle Support a $10,000 grant to help the Bundaberg disability service build and run a community café.
Read more on Bundaberg Now 6 November 2019