Starlight children’s Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation has a mission "To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families".
Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood. There's more to treatment than medicine. That's why since 1988, Starlight has partnered with Australian health professionals to develop programs based on positive psychology principles that support a 'total care' of approach to children and teens.
Starlight disrupts the relentless cycle of pain and trauma, offering a welcome break so that sick kids can simply be kids, believing fun fights fear and wins every time.
Berry Street’s vision is “That all children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future”.
A good childhood is the foundation for a healthy society and that whilst parents have the primary responsibility to provide their children with a good childhood, they cannot do this alone. All children have the same rights and fundamental need for safety, stability, love and support.
Berry Street has two main areas of focus:
- The rights of all children to a good childhood; and
- Supporting those children, young people and families with the most complex issues arising from their personal experiences of abuse, neglect or violence.
Since the opening of AAMI Park, via the LED roof lighting, M&OP has supported a number of organisations promoting worthy causes. These include;
- Earth Hour
- Parkinsons Victoria
- Cancer Council Victoria
- Victoria Police
- Melbourne Festival
- World AIDS Day
- City of Melbourne
- Amaze Autism Victoria
- Ovarian Cancer Institute
AAMI Park’s roof lighting is available to be booked for not-for-profit events, such as festivals and charity causes. Availability is subject to scheduled events at the Stadium. For more information, please click here.
One of Melbourne & Olympic Parks' key strategic goals is to maximise the usage of our facilities and the opportunities we can provide to the people of Victoria.
Besides our venues where ticketed sporting and other entertainment events are staged, our facilities include public recreational parkland at Gosch's Paddock and Olympic Park Oval. We welcome the general public to enjoy using these fields for (non-organised) activity when they are not being used by our tenant clubs for training.
Likewise, we encourage the public to hire tennis courts at Melbourne Park (and the new National Tennis Centre). Yes, you can hit on the same courts used by the world's best tennis players at the Australian Open each January! Additionally, there are gym memberships available - visit Tennis World for more information.