Over the past three years, Queenslanders have rallied together to raise an incredible $34 million for sick kids. This year, we’re looking to build on that support even more, and raise $11 million to help sick kids laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner.
This year, the Telethon will be hosted by local Nine personalities Melissa Downes and Andrew Lofthouse alongside network talent including the TODAY Show’s Sylvia Jeffreys and Richard Wilkins, as well as David Campbell, co-host of TODAY Extra.
Throughout the evening a roll-call of familiar faces, including Channel Nine personalities and sports stars, will take donations on the celebrity phone line in the Sunsuper Call Centre. Keeping them going will be Triple M Drive Show co-host Luke Bradnam.
Channel Nine Queensland Managing Director, Kylie Blucher, said: “Queensland’s generosity blew us away last year and we hope that this year will be no different. Everyone works incredibly hard to support the children and families when they are at their most vulnerable. I am so proud of what our team and the Children’s Hospital Foundation team have achieved so far and look forward to what this year brings.”
Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Rosie Simpson, said she was looking forward to building on the amazing result of last year’s Telethon and helping even more sick kids and their families this year.
“What we do is only possible because of the support and generosity of our partners and the Queensland community. On the night of Saturday, 18 November, I ask Queenslanders to come together again to watch the Channel Nine Telethon and help us to help sick kids.
Thank you to our incredible presenting partners for helping make the Channel Nine Telethon possible, including Woolworths, Queensland Government, Golden Casket, The Coffee Club, BOQ, Sunsuper, Triple M and The Courier Mail.
To donate, call 1800 909 900 or visit www.9telethon.com.au.