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Hyundai Help for Kids takes to the skies

Jumbo Joy Flight takes off

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Packed passenger jets take off from Sydney’s airport every day filled with happy and excited passengers, but one flight is a little more special, and a lot more exciting, than all the rest - the Jumbo Joy Flight.
Once a year, for more than 40 years, a Qantas plane has risen into the sky to raise the spirits of a cabin full of thrilled youngsters and their hard-working parents. All aged between four and 18, the children chosen require extra assistance in their lives because of disabilities, learning difficulties or their disadvantaged backgrounds.

The 90-minute joy flight over the spectacular Sydney Harbour and surrounding coastline is made possible by Qantas and the tireless Rotary Club of Turramarra, and this year Hyundai Help for Kids got on board for the first time, sponsoring seats on the Jumbo of Joy for 40 children from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC - Australia’s largest non-government provider of education and services to children with vision or hearing loss).

Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s extremely generous charity arm - which raised a combined $1,374,420 in 2014 alone, from dealers and head office - also provided the entertainment on the day for all the passengers.

Before setting off, the kids were visited by Dorothy the Dinosaur and Wags the Dog of Wiggles fame in the Sydney International Terminal, which was a huge thrill for the young ones.
Then a team of Clown Doctors were on board the joy flight to treat the patients with a big dose of fun and laughter. 

The RIDBC is just one of the many charitable foundations supported by Hyundai Help for Kids, which was established in January 2014 as part of the company’s global Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, ‘Moving the World Together’. Half the money is raised from the 162 dealerships that make up the Hyundai National Dealer Network, with that total matched by Hyundai Motor Company Australia.

Four new  worthy organisations have recently been added to the list, including Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy, Life Education Australia, Redkite and the widely admired Camp Quality. 
All four will receive financial assistance and/or help with motor vehicles. 

Redkite provides financial, emotional and educational support to young cancer patients and their families from the moment of diagnosis, right through treatment and with the return home.

The Redkite promise is to listen, respect and respond to young cancer patients and their families in their time of need. The Hyundai Help for Kids grant will support young patients and their families to travel to medical appointments and hospitals, counselling engagements and other essential trips. 

Life Education Australia is helping young people in a completely different way, as the largest independent Australian health and drug education provider for school children aged five to 13 years. 

For more than 35 years, this not-for-profit organisation has delivered essential curriculum-based lessons to empower children to make safer and healthier lifestyle choices. 
Its aim is to educate young Australians by providing a three-way relationship between their specially trained educators, school teachers and the home. The program covers issues such as healthy eating, physical activity, positive communication, smoking, drugs, alcohol, cyber safety, personal safety and bullying. 

More than five million children have benefited from its programs across Australia.
Hyundai Help for Kids will be the National Partner of Life Education Australia, offering financial support to assist in delivering its messages to school children through the iconic Healthy Harold program and other initiatives.

The Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy is a partnership with the Brisbane Lions AFL club that helps it to identify and nurture local talent, and to construct a pathway for young players to make it to the top.

The academy provides top-line training and playing facilities, reinforced with a nurturing, leadership-driven environment. As a Proud Partner of the Lions Academy, Hyundai Help for Kids will support its work at a grassroots level with a strong commitment to the community.
Camp Quality, of course, is a name we al know well thanks to its 30-year history of supporting children with cancer and their siblings and parents. 
The renowned organisation uses education, performance, recreation, respite, and play to build optimism, resilience, and supportive networks for families. Camp Quality programs are delivered across primary schools, paediatric oncology wards, recreation facilities and in people’s homes around Australia.

Hyundai Help for Kids joins Camp Quality as a Proud Partner providing funding to help facilitate its much needed Domestic Support Program,  which offers a professional home-cleaning service to families.

These four new worthy recipients join existing beneficiaries AEIOU Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, John Maclean Foundation, Make-A-Wish™, Motorvation Foundation, Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children – Indigenous Outreach Program, Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, Clown Doctors, Little Wings, Hyundai Goals for Grassroots and the Hyundai HyTech Donation Program.
Hyundai Help for Kids received overwhelming interest from charities and organisations in 2014, and has been forced to place the application process temporarily on hold to allow it to concentrate on its large number of existing partnerships. 

For further information about Hyundai Motor Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and for all information related to the Hyundai Help for Kids initiative visit: