NightOwl unveils OwlGood program, supports Children’s Hospital Foundation

NightOwl Children's Hospital Foundation
Convenience chain launches fundraising campaign for sick kids. Image supplied.

Aussie convenience chain NightOwl is supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Queensland in its inaugural OwlGood fundraising campaign.

Customers across NightOwl’s 80 stores in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia can support the Children’s Hospital Foundation with the purchase of a $2 wall token. The campaign runs until 10 January 2023.

The campaign will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support Queensland’s sickest kids through funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment and providing support and entertainment for children and their families.

And to jump-start the fundraising efforts, the retailer will make a $5,000 donation to the Foundation. Staff will also visit the Queensland Children’s Hospital with essential snacks for healthcare workers.

All funds raised will help children like three-year old Lachlan McCafferty, who has bronchiectasis, tracheobronchomalacia and anaphylaxis.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation helps to ease the countless hours Lachlan, and other children, spend at Queensland Children’s Hospital.

NightOwl convenience national marketing manager, Glenys Tristram said this is the first such partnership for the chain.

NightOwl Children’s Hospital Foundation campaign is a first for the convenience chain

“We are so excited to give back to the community and some of our state’s sickest kids through our partnership with the Children’s Hospital Foundation – the first of its kind for NightOwl,” she said. 

“As an organisation, we are extremely passionate about supporting and adding value to the communities we live in and serve and wanted to live up to ‘OwlPromise’ through allowing our customers to turn their everyday transactions into a force for good.

“Together, through the collective power of small change, we know the NightOwl community can make a huge difference for sick and injured kids across Queensland,” she added.

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice said the funds raised will help improved the lives of sick kids in hospital.

“Each break-through in research, investment into new equipment or load eased by our patient and family support team – that is because of the generous support of our partners like NightOwl who allow us to continue to help sick and injured kids get better,” she said.

“No matter the donation, we encourage the community to get behind NightOwl and help sick kids both today and into the future.”