2 September 2019 Featured News

2019 Nine Telethon Bigger and Better

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, AT 7.00PM ON NINE & 9NOW

The Nine Telethon in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation is back, bigger and better than ever in 2019 with new faces, new entertainment, new venues and an entirely new format: Saturday, November 16, from 7.00pm on Nine and 9Now.

The Nine Telethon, one of Queensland’s best “feelgood” nights of television, has been revitalised to revolve around a concert featuring three soon-to-be announced bands that will take centre stage at the new Fortitude Music Hall, dubbed the hub of music in Brisbane.

To rally and drive the mateship and generosity of Queenslanders, the Nine Telethon will also be broadcasting live from the Queensland Children’s Hospital to share the heartwarming stories of courage and hope from the bravest kids across the state.

Nine Queensland Managing Director, Kylie Blucher, said: “We are privileged to bring to life this wonderful concept and present the new and improved Nine Telethon to viewers across Queensland.

“This year we are encouraging Queenslanders to dig deeper than ever to provide funding for life-saving research, services and equipment, and patient and family support programs.

“Last year’s fundraising total of $12,663,951 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation was an outstanding effort from all involved. This year the fundraising has already started, with a $1.1 million donation from the Queensland State Government.”

The Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Mr Steven Miles, said: “The Nine Telethon is a wonderful event that acknowledges the resilience and strength of sick kids and their families and the outstanding work of our doctors, nurses and health staff.

“Our encouragement extends to all Queenslanders to make a donation to the 2019 Nine Telethon to make a difference to their lives.”

Donations help kids like this year’s Nine Telethon ambassador, Mila Seeley, a five-year old Sunshine Coast girl who was diagnosed mid-last year with B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Fortunately, Mila is now on the road to recovery and maintenance. Her bravery and courage replicate many of Queensland’s sickest children who share similar stories and are the driving force behind the Nine Telethon.

“The money raised from the Nine Telethon ensures that new medical equipment, critical research and support services can be provided to our sickest kids. I urge all Queenslanders to tune in on November 16 for a night of great music, entertainment and heartwarming stories,” Ms Simpson said.

In partnership with Nine and the Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland, NOVA is back on board with Bids to Help Sick Kids, a fun-filled silent auction where you can bid (and also donate) on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, cars, holidays and the like.

“We are thrilled to once again be teaming up with Nine and the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the 2019 Nine Telethon and honoured to contribute to this great cause for such deserving sick kids across Queensland – to make them laugh, smile, get better and go home sooner,” said NOVA Brisbane Program Director, Jay Walkerden.

The 2019 Nine Telethon will be broadcast live from the Fortitude Music Hall, the Queensland Children’s Hospital, the Coffee Club Telethon Ball and the Sunsuper Contact Centre on Nine and NBN. It will also be live-streamed on 9now.com.au to ensure regional viewers see their favourite stars in action via the Southern Cross Austero Network.

Tickets ($69) for the Nine Telethon Concert featuring some of Australia’s most famous performers will go to sale on Monday, September 9, via the 9telethon website

HOW TO DONATE

Call 1800 909 900 or visit https://9telethon.com.au

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