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For almost 40 years John Burfitt has been fundraising to help those in need in Sunraysia. John’s name is synonymous with fundraising in support of families in need. Much of the fundraising has been aimed at helping families with children going through life threatening conditions. John had a desire to set up a charity so that families would continue to be supported long after he is able to continue his fundraising work and thus C.H.A.I.L.I.S was born. C.H.A.I.L.I.S (Children Having An Illness Living In Sunraysia) is the organisation which grew out of one man’s desire to make a difference. In early 2015 an official charity with tax deductibility status was formed.

Sunraysia families need to travel vast distances to access medical care with families incurring significant costs for travel and accommodation whilst their child undergoes treatment in Melbourne or Adelaide (4 – 6 hours away). Often a parent will need to give up their employment during the time of their child’s illness, resulting in less income for the family during their most difficult time. C.H.A.I.L.I.S. supports the families as they undergo treatment with 100% of funds donated given to the families.

Collection tins are located in many business houses around the region. C.H.A.I.L.I.S. welcomes corporate, business and community sponsorship and encourages anyone who wishes to assist in our fundraising to please contact us for information.

C.H.A.I.L.I.S is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).

Thank you, we could not do what we do without the support of our generous community.