Frequently Asked Questions

The Flicker of Hope Foundation was founded in 2018, by the Petropoulos family.  Zoe Petropoulos was the inspiration for founding of Flicker of Hope.  Zoe was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) at the age of four months.

Throughout Zoe’s journey with NF, it became clear that funding for research into NF was desperately needed.  Flicker of Hope was founded with the purpose of being a charity that would solely raise funds to be directed for research into NF – to assist and support researchers in their quest to find new and positive treatments to improve the quality of life for NF sufferers.

100% of funds raised are directed to support research into NF.  Currently we are partnering with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.

Thanks to the significant financial support of Zoe’s father – Con Petropoulos, Founder & Managing Director of Delta Group – Flicker of Hope has an office in Port Melbourne, which is staffed by volunteers.

We rely on the generous support of individuals and businesses.  No donation is too small – every single cent makes a difference!  We are incredibly grateful to our hard working team of volunteers who constantly offer their time and skills to help us with our special fundraising events.  We have also received generous corporate support.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued upon request.

100%.  Yes, 100%.  Flicker of Hope operates on a no cost basis and is staffed by volunteers, meaning that 100% of your donation is directed towards research.

Zero.  None.  Absolutely nothing.

Any miscellaneous office administration costs for items such as postage and printing are generously covered by a private donor to FOH.  This ensures that 100% of donations raised are directed towards research.

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