Little Rockers Radio is proud to announce the support of the Australian Childcare Alliance for the 2019 Little Rockers Red Nose Disco.
In its fifth year, the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco, presented by iHeartRadio is aiming to break all records with over 50,000 children expected to dance around the country to help save little lives, and the support of the Australian Childcare Alliance is a big thumbs up towards the campaign’s success.
With nine children still dying suddenly and unexpectedly every day in Australia, funds raised through Red Nose Day fundraising activities, including the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco, go to Red Nose’s advocacy and research programs into the causes of all sudden, unexplained and preventable childhood deaths, educating the community on safe sleeping practices, and supporting families who have been devastated by the sudden and unexpected death of a child.
“We are delighted to have the support of the Australian Childcare Alliance, who have over 2,500 member centres nationally and are encouraging all centres to host their own disco on Red Nose Day,” said Sarah Morrissey, Little Rockers Radio founder.
“This year we aim to have well over 50,000 children dancing in what will be Australia’s largest kids disco and our fundraising target is set on $100,000,” said Sarah.
The disco campaign was an idea born out of loss, with Sarah’s nephew passing from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in 2008 at 16-months old. The Little Rockers Red Nose Disco, presented again by iHeartRadio, is a great way for littlies to dance and have fun and to help raise awareness for a serious cause, saving little lives.
“We are very excited to be supporting the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco. This innovative and fun approach to raising funds for such a serious issue is clever in its simplicity and we encourage all our member centres to take part. After all, who doesn’t love to dance with children!” ACA President Paul Mondo said.
“We’re also thrilled to be announcing the total funds raised through this initiative at ACA Victorian’s annual conference on 17 August.”
Red Nose CEO Keren Ludski said she is thrilled to have the support of The Australian Childcare Alliance in 2019.
“The Little Rockers Red Nose Disco is a fantastic way to be silly for a serious cause. The money raised will help to stop little lives being cut short, and ensure anyone affected the death of a baby or child can continue to access free 24/7 support for as long as they need it” said Ms Ludksi.
“The funds raised on Red Nose Day help to provide safe sleeping and safe pregnancy education to all parents and carers in Australia and lifesaving research programs so we can unlock the reasons why babies continue to die suddenly and unexpectedly, and then prevent it from happening” said Ms Ludksi.
Child Care Centres, Playgroups and Mums Groups can all host their own mini disco on Red Nose Day, Friday 9th August 2019 (or any day in the week, 5th - 9th August).
There’s plenty of time to get involved, simply register to host your own event HERE and ‘tick’ Little Rockers Red Nose Disco.
By encouraging all participating children to make a gold coin donation, valuable funds will be raised for Red Nose’s advocacy and research programs.
Those Early Learning Centres who are members of the Australian Childcare Alliance will be able to register and ‘track their fundraising’ through a dedicated ACA Everyday Hero fundraising page. Stay tuned for these details!