Starlight & St John Youth Services donations

$12,000 has been donated to the Starlight Foundation to support an Australian first pilot program at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  Captain Starlight(s) will be working in the Specialist Burns Unit assisting the Specialist Burns Nurse/On Duty Anaesthetist treating in and outpatient burns sufferers.  The Captains will be used to distract children during treatments, bandage changes and painful procedures.  The initial stages of the pilot have been very positive.  It is hoped the program will be launched Australia wide next year.  We will keep you posted.  Information about the Starlight Foundation can be found at www.starlight.org.au

$25,000 has been donated to St Johns Youth Services to assist with the issues of youth homelessness and unemployment.  St Johns have established the Say.kitchen Hub on Currie Street that consists of an accredited training kitchen, working café, event and gallery spaces with support services such as the Meridian Vocational College, Kornar Winmil Yunti, Anglicare SA, Wise Employment and the St Johns Youth Service outreach team  to provide pathways for young people to employment in the hospitality industry, not as casual baristas or dishwashers, but as accredited cooks and chefs as well as other employment pathways.  The Hub is designed to offer children, youths and young adults the opportunity to access numerous employment providers and support services to train clients to become self-sufficient, self-caring and productive members of the community by offering hope, belief and support.  Information about St Johns can be found at www.stjohnsyouthservices.org.au

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