Tune in to TV to dial up sup­port for sick kids

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

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.

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