Channel Nine Telethon

Channel Nine Telethon kicks off with $1 million support from Queensland Government

Last year the Channel Nine Telethon raised over $9.2 million for the Children’s Hospital Foundation thanks to the generosity of our partners and supporters.

To kick off fundraising efforts this year, the Minister for Health, Mr Cameron Dick confirmed the Queensland Government’s $1 million support on behalf of all Queenslanders.

With Queensland’s 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.

The telethon will be broadcast live on the night of Saturday 17 October 2015, featuring a jam-packed entertainment program with celebrities, sporting legends, popstars, and some extraordinary kids and their families. Find out more on

Channel Nine Telethon

Channel Nine Children’s Hospital Telethon

11 October 2014

To celebrate the opening of the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Channel Nine hosted a state-wide telethon to raise much-needed funds for vital research, equipment and services to help sick kids throughout Queensland.

With the full support of the Queensland community behind us, we exceeded our target and raised and amazing $9.2 million.

Find out more about this year’s Channel Nine Children’s Hospital Telethon at

The Coffee Club Telethon Ball – Come on Board

4 September 2014

The Coffee Club and Channel Nine are calling on the community to ‘Come on Board’ for children’s health in Queensland by supporting the The Coffee Club Telethon Ball and Channel Nine Children’s Hospital Telethon to be held on Saturday 11 October.

All proceeds raised on the night will support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the official charity for the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. When it opens at the end of 2014 it will be the largest children’s hospital and research precinct in the southern hemisphere.

For more than 20 years, The Coffee Club has raised funds for childhood cancer research through their biennial charity ball. Ahead of the new hospital opening, Director of The Coffee Club John Lazarou said there was never a more important time for the company to come on board in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“The new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will offer greater services for Queensland families but a larger hospital means an even bigger responsibility for the Children’s Hospital Foundation,” John said.

“We felt it was important to break from our biennial tradition to host this year’s event in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and to do our part in making sure every sick child will have access to world-class treatment and care at the new children’s hospital.

“With The Coffee Club Telethon Ball running alongside the inaugural Channel Nine Children’s Hospital Telethon, this year’s event is an extra special opportunity for the whole community to get on board to support the future of children’s healthcare.”

Having captured the hearts of many, Finn, a 15-month-old spirited patient of the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane, has become an ambassador for The Coffee Club Telethon Ball. Finn’s parents Sarah and Jason Smith are encouraging others to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation by attending the ball or donating to the telethon.

Sarah said she was grateful to the medical teams who acted quickly to save her young son when meningococcal disease took hold of his small body last year.

“Jason and I are so proud to have Finn as ambassador for The Coffee Club Telethon Ball. It is because of fast diagnoses with ground-breaking research that our son is alive,” Sarah said.

“We look forward to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital opening later this year and the peace-of-mind knowing that not only Finn and our family, but all families, will have access to the best possible care, research and equipment, to help save more children.”

Come on board and join the excitement of The Coffee Club Telethon Ball and help sick kids like Finn. For further details and to buy tickets visit and follow the conversation at hashtag #comeonboard.