Third Time Lucky – Data#3 Grants Wishes for Sick Children

October 27, 2017; Brisbane, Australia: Data#3 is proof of the magic of three. For the third year in a row the leading technology company has brightened the lives of sick children through the Starlight Foundation.

Handing over a cheque for $30,000, Data#3 CEO & MD Laurence Baynham said, “Starlight Children’s Foundation has a special place in our heart as the company’s national charity partner.”

Thanks to Data#3’s third annual golf fund-raising day at Brisbane’s Indooroopilly club, the company raised enough money to grant over four wishes to children struggling with serious illness.

One of the entertainers at the Data#3 golf day was former Starlight Wish recipient Michael Morgan. When Michael was just 14, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. A Starlight Wish granted him his wish of owning a special BB King guitar.

Today Michael is in his 20s and living his dream as a celebrated singer-songwriter and that guitar is his lucky charm.

“For a child facing the journey of a chronic or serious illness, it is so important to have something that makes them feel special. For me receiving my Starlight Wish played such a vital role in my recovery. Starlight doesn’t offer a cure; instead a distraction, a brilliant distraction and more importantly offers hope that there will be a brighter day,” Michael said.

Michael is a passionate advocate for Starlight, regularly performing at their charity events.

Starlight Queensland’s partnerships manager, Tracey Tomlin said, “A Starlight Wish is an incredible gift of hope during the toughest of times, and helps sick children and their families to dream big and leave the pain of treatment behind. Wishes make the impossible happen and show that no matter how hard life can be, there is always something to smile about. We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of companies such as Data#3. Thank you to all who supported us on the day.”

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