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Thank you Queensland!

Together, we've raised:

raised so far to help sick kids

$12,230,565 million reasons to smile

The generous spirit of Queenslanders has raised an incredible $12,230,565 for sick kids and their families. The money raised will help 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 was rubbing 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 was taking place. More than 1,000 people dressed in theme for magical night. Guests enjoyed special performances from Leo Sayer, Dragon, Psaeudo 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.

Stefanovic and Jeffreys to join fundraiser for sick kids

HOME is where the heart is for Channel Nine’s golden couple Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic. The couple, who married in April, will return to their native Queensland to co-host the Channel Nine Telethon in Brisbane on November 18 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Despite both working for the Today show, the pair prefer to keep their relationship and work duties separate, but will make an exception in an effort to raise funds.

“I can’t wait to get back to my home state, to help the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the team at Nine raise money for the sick kids of Queensland,” Stefanovic said.

Jeffreys and Stefanovic will be joined on stage by Today’s Richard Wilkins and Natalia Cooper and Today Extra hosts Sonia Kruger and David Campbell.

Channel 9 is set to fly some of its best talent to man the phones with The Block, Family Food Fight, Married At First Sight, The Voice and even upcoming drama Bite Club all to be represented. The Channel Nine Telethon has raised more than $34 million in three years.

By making a donation, Queenslanders will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support, care and entertain our sickest kids and their families while they’re in hospital and they can be part of something big – funding world-class research to find better treatments and ultimately cures for our most devastating childhood diseases.

We would also like to thank our presenting partners – the Queensland Government, Woolworths, BOQ, Golden Casket, The Coffee Club, The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail, Triple M and Sunsuper – and their staff and customers for their wonderful support.

The Channel Nine Telethon will occur on Saturday 18 November. If you are interested in donating to help sick kids smile and laugh, get better and go home sooner, call 1800 909 900, or donate online now.

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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 FoundationJuly 16, 2018 at 7:34pm
Queensland’s own Australian Ninja Warriors Fred, Amie and Ryan swung into action at the #LadyCilentoChildrensHospital today to put our patients and their families through their paces for Juiced TV. They also met 11-year-old Adam - who’s quite the little hero himself. Instead of birthday presents, he asks his family and friends to give him money so he can buy gifts for sick kids in hospital. What a ⭐️! #australianninjawarrior Australian Ninja Warrior Channel 9 #MadePossibleByCHF
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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 15, 2018 at 3:00pm
Thinking about doing Bridge to Brisbane this year? We would love you to join The Wonder Team, and run or walk alongside our amazing ambassadors, who have all spent time in hospital. Together, we can work wonders for sick kids. Plus, we have a goodies pack including singlet and cap for the first 50 to join.

For all the details about joining our team, click here:
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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 14, 2018 at 9:00am
There are so many programs we offer as entertainment for sick kids in hospital - to give every child a reason to smile.

One of these is Juiced TV - a TV show made by kids in hospital, for kids in hospital. We love the smiles and laughs Juiced TV brings to children and their siblings, who get the chance to star in their own TV show.

Here's some of the highlights from the past month! We hope you enjoy 🙂
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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 13, 2018 at 6:15pm
A huge thank you to our friends at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES Roma Street Station - and everyone who walked past and donated on Origin night!

What a great result, raising $6100.25 for the QFES Bridge to Brisbane campaign. The fireys will be running Bridge to Brisbane this year for Children's Hospital Foundation, with their funds going towards burns and trauma research.

#WorkingWonders #NotAllHeroesWearCapes #WorkingWondersForSickKids
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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 11, 2018 at 5:30pm
Eight-year-old Bella is one of the first patients at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital to undergo imaging analysis using a new non-invasive ultrasound technique called ‘shearwave elastography’.

Bella has low muscle tone, which means she has is unable to generate and maintain the right muscle tension for posture and movement. By mapping Bella’s muscle tone and tightness, clinicians are given greater insight into the development and severity of her condition, allowing them to develop the best treatment plan for her.

Thanks to your support, we’re funding research into this technology, led by Dr Leanne Johnston (pictured with Bella and Dr Honey Heussler). Leanne’s pioneering research into muscle elastography - a medical imaging technique that maps the elastic properties of soft tissue – has the potential to help thousands of Queensland kids living with developmental and genetic conditions.

If Dr Johnston’s research proves the technique is effective, the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will become the first children’s hospital in the world to introduce a gold-standard measure of muscle tone into routine clinical practice.
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Children's Hospital FoundationJuly 10, 2018 at 5:28pm
Medieval fun was ‘joust’ what the doctor ordered today with patients and siblings at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital trying their hand at crown decorating, mask and poppet painting, stained-glass window making, embroidery and dragon storytelling.

Eight-year-old Jade made a princess hat that Meghan and Kate would both envy, four-year-old Leo made his very own crown fit for a king, and even one of our Delta Dog’s, Dexter (or Lord Dexter), got in on the action. Thanks to the ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL volunteers for coming along to inject a little bit of history into the day!

All the Ye Oldy fun continues tomorrow between 10:30am and 12:30pm on the Level 2 performance space.


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