2017 results in. 

We helped raise just over $240,000 for Starlight Foundation this year!!!

Learn about our entry
for
Trek4Kidz 2018
Time to go to the start of 2018 Trek4kidz

ABOUT TREK4KIDZ

Started in 1997 by a small band of like-minded people from Tuross Head on the far south coast of NSW who decided to organize an event that would not only help change the lives of seriously ill children, but would provide a social event for people who share the drive and ambition for charity work & a keen interest in exploring the great Australian countryside and meeting the many characters our country boasts.

Trek4Kidz is an annual week-long event where a group explores different regional areas of the Australian countryside by car. Since its inception the trek has visited more than 300 towns, 35 schools and raised over $1.3 million for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. These funds would enable Starlight to grant nearly 200 life-changing wishes or transform the hospital experience for around 30,000 sick children at hospitals around Australia, including John Hunter Children’s Hospital. ​See more about Trek4Kidz here

About Starlight Foundaiton

Since 1988, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been brightening the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, young people, and their families by delivering innovative programs that restore the laughter and joy that serious illness takes away.

Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The everyday joys of childhood often take a backseat to the stress of treatment and hospitalisation.

Starlight’s programs connect these children and their families with the magic of the Starlight world:

  • Captain Starlight – magical super heroes bringing unlimited entertainment, fun & laughter

  • Starlight Express Rooms, Starlight TV/Radio & Fun Centres – diversion and entertainment in all major paediatric hospitals throughout Australia.

  • Starlight Wishgranting – providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children

  • Livewire.org.au – a safe and supportive online community that helps young people aged 10 to 20 years, and their families, cope with the impact of a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability.

Starlight receives no government funding and relies solely on the dedication and generosity of organisations like Trek4Kidz to be able to spread so much happiness. We would be delighted if you could support this amazing event to help us brighten the lives of more seriously ill children, young people, and their families.

ABOUT CAR240

 
 
 

ABOUT CAR240

Our entry, driven by myself and navigated by my wife Sue, is a 1971 Datsun 240Z which, in its day, was regarded as one pf the preeminent rally cars of the time. While Trek4Kidz is not a speed event, it will be covering some very challenging roads and a vast majority of the route is well off the main routes so all vehicles need to be well prepared and suitable for some interesting excursions “off the beaten track”. As such, car 240 is prepared with all the needed safety and reliability features and offers a unique and noticeable vehicle that is highly visible wherever it goes.

CAR240 is fitted with a half cage for safety, all needed navigation equipment, a long range fuel tank, carries 2 spare tyres at all times, along with a limited space for our essentials. 

The car was hand built and has previously experienced the Australian leg of the 2008 London to Sydney Marathon re run and the 2013 Camp Quality Escarpade

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CONTACT US

Contact us via the form here or send an email to us

ABOUT OUR ENTRY

SUE AND IAN

Our entry, will be driven by Ian and navigated by Ian's wife Sue. The car is a 1971 Datsun 240Z which, in its day, was regarded as one pf the preeminent rally cars of the time. While Trek4Kidz is not a speed event, it will be covering some very challenging roads and a vast majority of the route is well off the main roads so all vehicles need to be well prepared and suitable for some interesting excursions “off the beaten track”.

As such, CAR240 is well prepared with all the needed safety and reliability features and offers a unique and noticeable vehicle that is highly visible wherever it goes.

THE ROUTE

The 2018 event planning is under way and we will update more once we have some more details of the route. No doubt  it will be a great mix of country roads, tracks and locations.

On the way, we will visit schools and hospitals with various activities to brighten up some kid’s days en route and spread the word on the Starlight Foundation.

COSTS /SUPPORTERS

All entrants cover their own costs of vehicle, fuel, entry, accommodation, food etc. and then fundraise via various activities to raise as much as possible for the Starlight Foundation.

The 2016 event rasied close to $250,000 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. 

Through a range of sponsors and other donations, we are aiming to raise as much as we can to be passed 100% on to the Starlight Foundation.

Can you help?

See the donations page for a link to the webpage for helping us. 

DONATE

Our entry into Trek4Kidz can’t work without the combined support of family, friends and sponsors. By coming on board as a sponsor, you not only support the Starlight Foundation, but also ensure the ongoing delivery of services by them. 

Sponsors can be recognised in a number of ways, including signage on the Zed, on this website along with things like inclusion in your company newsletter and even on site activities with the Zed at your business. We will happily discuss any options that you see will work for you.

 

So, drop an email to us here or go to the online donations page and select Car240 and make a donation via the page. 

All entrants cover their own costs of vehicle, fuel, entry, accommodation, food etc. and then fundraise via various activities to raise as much as possible for the Starlight Foundation.

The highest fundraiser in 2015 was able to raise over $23,000 alone and overall that year’s event donated over $220,000 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. 

Through a range of sponsors and other donations, we are aiming to raise as much as we can to be passed 100% on to the Starlight Foundation.`

Can you help just like these great sponsors?

Click on the zed to donate.....

 

© 2017 CAR240 Sue and Ian . 

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