Red23 support & sponsorship of TLC for Kids

Red23 are proud to announce their support and sponsorship for the Australian children’s charity, TLC for Kids.

TLC for Kids have been providing relief and support to sick children and their families during stressful situations since 1998.  Started by Tim Conolan AM, the charity urgently assists any child or family regardless of their illness, location, citizenship or financial situation. Their services have been used In hospitals across Australia and New Zealand over 10 million times.

With their mission to help put the smiles back on the faces of sick kids, TLC for Kids run three key programs: 

  • Their Rapid TLC Service delivers quick practical and emotional support to sick children and their families. This could be anything from paying a bill, purchasing toys or giving the family some time away.

  • Their TLC Ambulance takes children in palliative care and their families for a special trip to their favourite place to create some happy memories. Volunteer Paramedics go along and drive the fun, repurposed ambulance.

  • Their Distraction Box Program is a special box of specifically chosen toys and items for distracting a child through painful treatment. It helps reduce anxiety, fear and discomfort.

Red23 Managing Director Terry Portelli said on the announcement, ‘Red23 is about family and community.  We started Red23  to help families at all stages of their life to create a healthy and happy life in supportive community neighbourhoods.  Supporting TLC For Kids and their critical work is a natural extension of this philosophy.  We are inspired by the dedication that Tim and his team provide in assisting children and their families during challenging times.  We are very proud to assist the charity in their 23rd year with all their endeavours and encourage the broader community and businesses to take the time to understand the great work they perform and provide support in any way they can.’

Tim Conolan CEO & Founder of TLC for Kids said, ‘We are grateful to Red23 for their kind support in our 23rd year of putting the smiles back on the faces of sick kids and their families. 

As a donor-funded organisation, spreading the word about the work we do is critical to ensure we can continue providing our Rapid TLC, Distraction Boxes, and TLC Ambulance services. The team at Red23 understand the importance of the individualised support we offer and we look forward to working together to reach more sick children and their families when they need us.’

For further details on the valuable work TLC for Kids are performing or to support their critical services, visit or call 1300 361 461.

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