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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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Meet the new @woolworths_au Wayfinders at the Lady Cilento Hospital.

A new look, same wonderful, helpful volunteers!
It’s not too late to collect some Valentine's Day brownie points by surprising your special person, with a gift delivered from the Just Cause Bunch’s, Valentine’s Day – Wild Love Collection. 🌹🌷🌹

What’s more, if you use the ‘CHF' ...
For the second year The Old Fernvale Bakery and @river949 have started their #battleofthebuns fundraiser to help sick kids!

$1 of every packet of hot cross buns will go towards us the Children's Hospital Foundation.

So hop along ...
Earlier today we announced the establishment of a new $5 million research centre.

The Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (WCCNR) has been established as part of @woolworths_au long term commitment to the Children's Hospital Foundation, and this will ...
We’re excited to welcome our special friend from the North Pole back to our children’s hospital this week! 🎅🎅🎅 Santa Claus himself will be in the Family Resource Centre on level 2 of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital until Friday ...
What a wonderful night. Well done to everyone that made this event possible, including our amazing partners, volunteers and staff!
Here's a few more pics from Friday's Carol by Glowsticks.
Make sure you see the full album on our Facebook ...
Thank you Santa for visiting and bringing so many smiles and joy to the hospital for our Carols by Glowsticks.
Plus, a huge thanks to all the families that came down and sung along tonight. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 🎄🎄🎄 #madepossiblebychf
You might remember Maddie our regional Telethon ambassador from Bundaberg. Unfortunately she can't be outside with us, but she's still tuning in! 🎄
Santa and his friends are here! #madepossiblebychf 🎅🎄
Christmas is a special time of the year, but for many families, they will be spending the festive season in hospital. To help bring laughs and smiles to all of our sick kids and their families, we hosted a Kids ...
Our annual Christmas Party is in full swing 🎄. #madepossiblebychf
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the help of The Prop House and Kennards Hire!
The special 7.5m high Christmas tree took more than 4 hours to install and will be enjoyed by hundreds of families ...
Christmas came early for sick kids at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital this week when @stefanhair, MASKS Foundation Queensland joined forces with Santa, and the @qldpolice, in their annual toy drive.
Together they delivered hundreds of toys and presents to ...
Members from the 8th/oath Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment are shaking their donation buckets (and signs) to help raise as much as they can for our sick kids! They’re out in force today in Brisbane so please give generously! #madepossiblebychf #helpsickkids
WE DID IT QUEENSLAND!!! Thanks to your generous spirit we have raised an incredible $12,230,565 - all for our kids! #9telethon #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf
@kieron_douglass and his passion for our kids makes us emotional! He just finished running for 40 hours straight for the #9telethon and we could not be more thankful for his INCREDIBLE efforts! 🏃🏼‍♂️#helpsickkids
#theothebear just can’t get enough of the #9telethon show and has taken to our audience to join in on all the fun!!! #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf
The party is in full swing at the #9telethon 🎉 Let’s keep going for that $11 million, call now at 1800 909 900 or visit our website #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf
Our @australianfirefighterscalendar firefighters have entered the building 🔥 Make sure you’re watching #9telethon because you might catch them doing some super stunts soon! 💪🏼 #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf #firefighterscalendar
We’re live and rolling on Channel 9! Tune in now, our performers already have us grooving!! 🕺🏻#9telethon #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf
Remember Lachie from last years Telethon? Well he’s back with a front row seat, ready to watch us raise $11 million!! #9telethon
Our #9telethon audience is rolling in - super excited to see our @childrensorgau families and kids out for tonight’s fun! 🎉 #madepossiblebychf #helpsickkids
Doors to our studio audience are about to open!!!! Get ready for an incredible night! #9telethon
Our very own Joy is at @woolworths_au Manly West this morning selling delicious goodies to raise money for the Channel Nine Telethon! Woolworths stores across Queensland are hosting parties today. Visit your local store and donate today! #9telethon
Sit back, relax and enjoy the #9telethon tonight, we have a big day of fun and entertainment ahead of us! #helpsickkids #madepossiblebychf #theothebear

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.
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 21, 2018 at 9:05pm
Hurry, only one month left to buy tickets in Play For Purpose, the ultimate win-win charity lottery. Amazing odds of at least 1 in 19 chances to win, with 11,000 prizes up for grabs. You've got to be in it to win it!
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 19, 2018 at 9:05pm
Meet the new Woolworths Wayfinders at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

In recognition of Woolworths 31 years of support, our volunteer Wayfinders have a fresh new look. Still easily recognisable in bright green, the Woolworths Wayfinders are here at the Lady Cilento to help visitors navigate our amazing 12 storey hospital.

So its a new look, same wonderful, helpful volunteers!
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 15, 2018 at 2:09pm
Our fabulous volunteers had a special mission yesterday - delivering chocolates and roses to patients and families who were in hospital for Valentine's Day.
Grace and her mum were delighted to get theirs so they could share this gorgeous picture with dad and big sister back home in Middle Mount.
Grace's mum said "the journey would have been a lot harder if the volunteers were not there to support them".

Our 'vollies' do an incredible job every day of the year, we're so lucky to have their amazing support - if you'd like to know more about volunteering for the Children's Hospital Foundation at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, click on the link:
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 14, 2018 at 2:13pm
Baby Hadley is one of the 1 in 100 babies born with a congenital heart condition, one of the top five causes of infant and child death.

She will need three open heart surgeries if she’s going to have any chance to lead a normal life. So far she’s made it through the first two, but there is one more to come. For her mum Vienna, watching her baby girl being wheeled away for her first surgery was the hardest moment yet:
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Thankfully, new research lead by our researcher Associate Professer Schlapbach could deliver exciting news for babies like Hadley. It’s testing whether the simple addition of nitric oxide to the heart-lung machine during surgery could prevent a baby’s organs from becoming inflamed.

Your donation could help develop research to lessen the life threatening side effects of heart surgery in children. Give the gift of love this Valentine's Day, donate now -
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 10, 2018 at 9:09pm
The Hotter Than Hell tour was living up to it's name in Ipswich today, with temperatures rising up to 37 degrees, our fabulous partnerships team didn't get hot under the collar, instead, staying cool as cucumbers in their CHF green polos, meeting party goers and raising much needed funds.
Many thanks to ALH Group for the opportunity to collect at the Racehorse Hotel.
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Hospital FoundationFebruary 7, 2018 at 12:01pm
Join us for the inaugural International Women's Day breakfast on Thursday 8 March at Rydges Southbank from 7.00am – 9.00am.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women. We are honoured to have a panel of some of Queensland’s most successful and influential women in research join us for the morning.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is also very proud to be launching the Mary McConnel Career Boost Program for Women in Paediatric Research at this event, to help female researchers advance their careers, and address Queensland’s most critical paediatric health and medical research needs into the future.

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