2021 NSW Fundraising Team of the Year: Starlight Children’s Foundation

Being awarded NSW Winner for Fundraising Team of the Year meant so much to the team and Starlight as a whole. To have been acknowledged in ANY year would have been incredible, but to have received this at the end of navigating a global pandemic takes the pride to another level altogether! Like everyone, the global pandemic challenged Starlight in ways we could never have imagined. It turned our plans upside down and required us to work harder and smarter than ever. The award for us was a celebration of how effectively we navigated our way through fundraising during one of the toughest times in living history. The win filled the team with appreciation for each other and even deeper pride in the vital role they play in helping to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and young people.

What makes the Starlight Marketing & Fundraising Team shine so brightly is their responsiveness, positivity and drive to find opportunity in every challenge. In a year like no other, they have rallied together like never before, energetically re-calibrated, re-invented and delivered exceptional fundraising results.

My advice for anyone considering a submission would be to write with energy and passion, so the reader can’t help but be drawn into your team’s story. Just knowing I had taken the time to nominate and then sharing the submission with my team as a documentation of all we had achieved had such a positive impact, so was time well spent. To have then won was just the icing on the cake.