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Woolpert steps up for sick kids by joining the Starlight Super Steps

Woolpert steps up for sick kids by joining the Starlight Super Steps

During the month of May, the Woolpert Walkers stepped up for sick kids, joining the Australian-wide Super Steps Challenge with community partner the Starlight Children’s Foundation.  

In Woolpert’s second national challenge for Starlight, our team, the ‘Woolpert Walkers,’ stepped up to the plate, exceeding step goals and raising $3,474 for Starlight programs. Super Steppers Paula Thrussell, Kevin Yan, Gail Vitarelli, Osama Hourani, Alexandra Hall, Laura D’AlteraSteven Henderson, Christopher Blackstock and Matthew Williams joined forces to secure Woolpert’s #12 position on the Super Steps team leaderboard.  

Melbourne-based Starlight hero and Star Stepper Gail Vitarelli has ranked in the top 100 individual leaderboard for 2024, exceeding her 16,000 daily step target to raise $1,520. “Never underestimate the important work done by Starlight,” shares Gail. “You will be rewarded knowing that each step you take on the challenge will help to put a smile a child’s face, creating a positive, happy environment to aid in their recovery.”   

About the Starlight Super Steps

The brand-new Super Steps Challenge encourages Australians of all ages and fitness levels to walk or run up to 10,000 steps or more each day and help raise $700,000 to deliver happiness to nearly 18,000 sick kids.  

Funds raised through the challenge will support Starlight’s vital hospital services including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express rooms which are accessible to all sick kids and their families in children’s hospitals nationally. 

This year’s launch attracted 4,231 steppers, tallying up 210,478,540 steps to raise $663,270 in May.  

Woolpert: Our impact

Woolpert is a proud corporate partner of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Since launching our partnership in 2022, Woolpert has raised $6,304.73, founded nine Starlight Heroes, and brightened the hospital experience for at least 124 Starlight kids.  

Woolpert’s mission of helping our world progress through forward thinking means doing our part to help our communities, which is why we have placed special focus on igniting our charitable outreach. With our primary core value of being supportive and our commitment to fostering inclusive, charitable, safe, and responsible environment for our employees, clients, and communities through our ESG program, Woolpert extends itself to impact the world around us in a positive way. 

About Starlight

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is the broadest reaching children’s charity in Australia, supporting children and teens with serious illness. Starlight programs are grounded in positive psychology, where fun and happiness play a big role in enhancing wellbeing.   

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