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CALTEX RACING SUPPORTS STAR DAY Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall will carry some different livery on his Ford during the third round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Wanneroo Raceway in Perth this weekend. The corporate Caltex star and...

CALTEX RACING SUPPORTS STAR DAY

Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall will carry some different livery on his Ford during the third round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Wanneroo Raceway in Perth this weekend.

The corporate Caltex star and Vortex premium fuel signage usually seen on the side of his BA Falcon have been replaced by a large yellow star to promote Star Day, the annual national fundraising event of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Since its inception in 1988, the Starlight Children's Foundation has brightened the lives seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families throughout Australia and Caltex Australia has been a major supporter of the foundation for several years.

Ingall has been an active supporter of the Starlight Foundation since joining Caltex Racing more than two years ago and is always keen to spread the word on his team's chosen charity.

"The endless work by the Starlight Children's Foundation is fantastic and I am proud to be a part of Star Day through my association with Caltex," said Ingall, a two-time Bathurst 1000 winner.

"Through our visits to Starlight Express Rooms at hospitals around the country and visits by children to the race track we get a first hand look at the tremendous results that are generated.

"I hope everyone really digs deep into their pockets and supports Star Day.

"Hopefully we can provide plenty of extra publicity with some strong results in Perth this weekend."

Over 600,000 children will be hospitalised in the next 12 months and 6,000 will be diagnosed with a serious illness. Starlight's programs currently reach about 200,000 seriously ill children and their families, which is why the funds raised from this year's national campaign are vital to expand Starlight's entertainment programs to reach more children.

The Star Day campaign runs until to mid May. On sale are Star Key Rings by Dinosaur Designs $5; Star Pens $4; Enamel Star Pins $4 and Ribbon Pins $2.

The 12th annual national Star Day is taking place tomorrow Friday May 6, and Starlight merchandise is available from participating Caltex and Ampol stores until the middle of the month.

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