Tune in to TV to dial up support for sick kids
THIS year’s Channel Nine Telethon organisers hope to dial up $11 million of support for our sick kids.
The star-studded annual event, which raises money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, will be broadcast across Queensland and Northern NSW this Saturday.
The foundation provides vital support for young patients attending Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, 60 per cent of whom come from regional Queensland and Northern NSW.
The telethon has raised about $32 million since 2014. That money has been invested in life-saving medical research, vital pediatric equipment and for “comfort and entertainment” services for ill children and their families.
The telethon starts at 7pm on Saturday and there will be a special documentary on the Lady Cilento and its patients from 5pm. Donate at 9telethon.com.au or by phoning 1800909900.