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$12,230,565 million reasons to smile

The generous spirit of Queenslanders raised an incredible $12,230,565 for sick kids and their families in 2017. The money raised is helping the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research and providing patient and family support programs.

Over the past four years, the Channel Nine Telethon has raised over $46 million, which is made possible by the generosity of our Presenting Partners, and the Queensland community.

At the Channel Nine Telethon, the sold-out studio audience rubbed shoulders all night, with celebrities such as football legends Wally Lewis and Ben Hunt, and television stars from Channel Nine’s hit drama, Hyde & Seek were on the phone panel accepting donations. Live performances from Judah, Dragon, Pseudo Echo, Leo Sayer and Dami Im brought the audience to their feet as they danced into the night to the hits of Australia’s biggest artists.

A mystical place to escape the everyday – there was an Enchanted Garden next door to the Channel Nine Telethon broadcast where The Coffee Club Telethon Ball took place. More than 1,000 people dressed in theme for the magical night. Guests enjoyed special performances from Leo Sayer, Dragon, Pseudo Echo and Judah, winner of The Voice 2017.

Thank you to everyone who donated, and special thanks to our presenting partners Woolworths, Queensland Government, Golden Casket, The Coffee Club, BOQ,  Sunsuper, Triple M, The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail. Your support will help kids to laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner.

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Children's Hospital Foundation

The Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing some amazing entertainment, family support and care programs for sick kids. Our incredible volunteers are there to support little patients while they are in hospital, helping them to laugh and smile, get better and go home with their families. Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our partners and supporters. With your help, we will continue to fund research to achieve faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. There’s a lot you can do to support a child with an injury, serious illness or life threatening disease. You can donate money to help save precious young lives. Donate your time to make a difference at our children’s hospital. Or raise funds for vital research and equipment, spread smiles and support families through difficult times. You can make a difference and with your support, the wonders will never cease and the care will never stop.
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 25, 2018 at 5:15pm
Meet Angie - one of our Family Liaison Coordinators. If someone in your family has spent any time at #LadyCilentoChildrensHospital in the past 18 months, you probably have already met her. Angie's role is to work closely with families and patients to help them understand and access all the Children's Hospital Foundation has to offer.

“My role is unique, one minute I am dressing up for a hospital event, the next I am working with families to share their story, or just wandering around the wards saying hi, and offering support.”

“No two days are ever the same, and it’s a dream working with an enthusiastic team, amazing vollies who give up their time, and members of the public who can be so generous”.

“I feel like a little bit of kindness goes a long way, whether that be through helping a family get into a lift, or simply going up to say hi and let them know how the hospital works. Anything that makes their day a little brighter makes me feel like my work is done”.
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 25, 2018 at 6:21am
We are very proud to be a part of the beautiful event Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with proceeds of the Woolworths float donated to Children’s Hospital Foundation to help sick kids. Some of our amazing and brave patients were on the float this year, as we were crowned Champion Float!

Well done to all involved. 💐🌷🌸🌹🌺
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WIN News Toowoomba
Crowds packed the streets of Toowoomba's CBD, to catch sight of the amazing floats in this year's Floral Parade. #WINNews6pm
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 24, 2018 at 8:19pm
Only one day left to purchase a ticket in Play For Purpose! You can buy here:

This is no ordinary lottery. Each time you buy a ticket to win, you are making a real difference to the lives of sick kids and their families.

Buy a Play for Purpose ticket for your chance to win over $1 million in prizes - gold, cars, travel and more than 11,000 other prizes. With so many prizes, you have a 1 in 19 chance of winning.

Buy your tickets here:
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 23, 2018 at 6:08am
Thank you 7 News Toowoomba for telling the incredible story of Eli, one of Woolworths regional wall tokens ambassadors. By purchasing a $2 wall token in September you are helping kids, just like Eli. All money raised goes to your local hospital, to purchase critical medical equipment as well as fun things that make the hospital stay a little more enjoyable for kids.

Eli has shown his bravery over and over again – first to protect his younger siblings from a fire, and then learning to live a happy and positive life after suffering serious burns injuries. Read more of Eli’s story:
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7 News Toowoomba
A Toowoomba teenager, badly burnt while trying to stop a kitchen fire, has become an ambassador for the Children's Hospital Foundation. #7News
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 20, 2018 at 3:48pm
Everything we do is about bringing a little joy to these brave children in hospital.

Today, there was a little extra joy in the wards with Vance Joy popping in for a visit at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, and to film an episode for Juiced TV - an incredible TV program we fund which is filmed by kids in hospital for kids in hospital. <3
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Children's Hospital FoundationSeptember 20, 2018 at 7:25am
Our amazing volunteers are always there to entertain and support children prior and during their medical procedures and appointments in the Oncology Outpatient department.

Because of generous donations from our supporters, we are able to offer this amazing service to help ease the pain and anxiety for patients and their families and purchase the perfect things to help distract and entertain our young patients before and during their treatment. Things like toys, colouring-in, and of course everyone’s favourite - play-doh!

This comfort and support goes a long way to improve what can be a tedious and sometimes anxious experience for children and their families.

A big thank you to our amazing volunteers, and our incredible supporters who make this all possible. #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth

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