Kylie James (Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood)

Kylie is a teacher, with a passion for Early Childhood Education. She has a particular interest in Emotional Intelligence and mindfulness for children. Kylie has travelled to Nepal and Thailand to undertake voluntary work, assisting the organisations of Mercy International and Megs Children. Kylie has worked on a range of fundraising events and various community activities helping the organisations she has been involved in. 


The Sunshine Factory is a not-for-profit charitable organisation endorsed by the Australian Government, ATO and The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Our mission is to support children and their families dealing with cancer, severe illness and debilitating conditions. 

We aim to provide assistance to families through various fundraising events, challenges and donations. Our fundraising efforts will go directly towards fundamental paraphernalia and basic services required by children and their families with their evolving circumstances and medical requirements.

Upcoming Events

Wandiligong Charity Ride

The Sunshine Factory has collaborated with the team at River to Ridge Adventure

tours taking dirt bike enthusiasts on an action packed ride through the picturesque

valley and mountain ranges surrounding the popular alpine town of Bright. 

Following the ride, participants will enjoy dinner, auctions/raffles and entertainment

at the iconic Wandi Pub.  

Stay tuned for more details - It's shaping up to be a terrific event!

Dr Nathan Hayward (B Medsci M.B., B.S Hons DipSurgAnat)

Nathan has spent his career working at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle; The Alfred, Sunshine; and Monash Hospital, Melbourne. He is currently based at The Royal Children's Hospital as the Otolaryngology/Head and neck surgery registrar. Nathan has devoted himself to specialist studies, ongoing training and professional development over the past decade. He has an intimate understanding of the myriad of struggles that families endure as they navigate their way through ongoing medical treatment. Nathan's commitment, experience and dedication to his work is highly regarded and extremely admirable. 

Brett James(Dip. FP, Dip MB)

Brett is the founder of the The Sunshine Factory. Brett grew up on a rural property on the outskirts of Albury/Wodonga and has a strong community spirit, giving nature and connection to others. Through The Sunshine Factory, he hopes to be able to provide support to families facing incredibly difficult times due to sickness and debilitating conditions.