Australia. Starlight children launch their own Riviera flybridge at Dreamworld theme park

Friday, 17 November 2006

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A group of 25 very special Starlight Children’s Foundation Families completed a Dream Day with the launch of a unique Riviera boat at the Dreamworld theme park on Queensland’s Gold Coast last week.

The 1.3 metre Riviera was built by a group of the company’s apprentices and covered in colourful images of the children’s hands before being launched into the central lake at Dreamworld. 

The Starlight Children's Foundation of Australia was founded in 1988 with the mission to brighten the lives of all seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families throughout Australia. This outing was a special Starlight Escape to give the seriously ill children and their families some much needed light-hearted relief.

The fun started at 9.30am with children and Dreamworld’s Spongebob Squarepants taking a trip along the Coomera River aboard a luxury Riviera boat. After the cruise the children returned to the Riviera factory complex to enjoy face painting and rides as well as to make their mark on the brand new Riviera 1.3 metre-long model.  Every Starlight child placed their signed hand image on the hull of the boat before its official launch.

After a funfilled morning of entertainment and refreshments at Riviera’s “R” Restaurant | Bar, everyone transferred to Dreamworld for the official launch of the model Riviera flybridge cruiser. The families stayed on after the launch for an afternoon of thrills, spills and more wild encounters.

To get these special guests home safely and comfortably, Caltex provided all the Starlight Families with a StarCash Card so they could top up their car fuel tanks on the way home after the event.

The event was organised by Riviera, Dreamworld, Caltex and Toolworx to provide the “world’s best medicine” on this very special day.

Image: Boat launch

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 November 2006 )