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Storm raise $30K for charity partner Starlight

Melbourne Storm has raised over $30,000 to support the Starlight Children's Foundation – this will help grant 5 wishes for sick kids! 

Dedicating our Round 15 clash with the Broncos to raising funds for the Children’s charity, the Melbourne Storm community once again came through to help change the lives of sick kids. 

The fundraising was already off to a huge start before the game with Starlight volunteers selling wands around AAMI Park raising a huge $10,460. 

The Big Purple Splash which saw Storm CEO Justin Rodksi, Sunshine Coast Lightning player Kadie-Ann Dehaney, MAFS star Bryce Ruthven, Miss Universe Australia finalist Sally Anne Kurzke, and Club legend Robbie Kearns get dunked by Starlight kids Harry and Sam Merritt, thanks to the incredible support of match day partner, Carsales raised a huge $5,000.

The Fans Pledge was another success with members and fans pledging a combined $1,004 per try throughout the match. With six tries scored, the final amount came to $6,024 with our Major Partner RedZed generously matching the donations, taking the total to $12,048. 

Special thanks to our partners Pancake Parlour and Tradie for their support in the Fans Pledge. 

Finally, as if Jahrome Hughes couldn’t get any better after scoring two tries in the clash, Hughesy chose Starlight as his charity to donate to when announced as Channel 9’s Man of the Match on Friday. The Club also had a few other great initiatives running to take us to the grand total of $30,000!

Once again, thank you to our partners, members and fans for your continued support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Every dollar helps support Starlight's vision that everyone should experience a happy childhood, because happiness matters. 

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