20 November 2016 Channel Nine Telethon

12.3 million reasons to smile

The generous spirit of Queenslanders has raised an incredible $12.3 million for sick kids and their families. Funds raised will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research and providing patient and family support programs.

Last year, the Channel Nine Telethon raised $10.5 million, and we are looking forward to making an even bigger difference to lives of sick kids through the generous donations accepted.

The glitz and glam of New York was next door to the Channel Nine Telethon at The Coffee Club Telethon Ball. More than 950 people dressed in theme for a very special ‘Night in New York’, with special guests John Lazarou from The Coffee Club hosting the night. Guests enjoyed special performances from The Veronicas as well as Sheppard, Alex Lloyd and The TEN Tenors.

At the Channel Nine Telethon, the sold-out studio audience were rubbing shoulders with celebrities all night, with football legends like Wally Lewis and Ben Hunt and television stars from Channel Nine’s hit drama, Hyde & Seek on the phone panel accepting donations. Live performances from The Veronicas, Sheppard, Alex Lloyd, The TEN Tenors, Busby Marou, Slip on Stereo and the Smooth Criminals brought the audience to their feet as they danced into the night to the hits of Australia’s biggest artists.

Thank you to everyone who donated, and to our presenting partners BOQ, Golden Casket, Queensland Government, Sunsuper, The Coffee Club, The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail, Triple M and Woolworths. Your support will help kids to laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner.

WATCH our sick kids say thank you