$12,230,565 million reasons to smile
The generous spirit of Queenslanders has raised an incredible $12,230,565 for sick kids and their families. The money raised will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research and providing patient and family support programs.
Over the past four years, the Channel Nine Telethon has raised over $46 million, which is made possible by the generosity of our Presenting Partners, and the Queensland community.
At the Channel Nine Telethon, the sold-out studio audience was rubbing shoulders all night, with celebrities such as football legends Wally Lewis and Ben Hunt, and television stars from Channel Nine’s hit drama, Hyde & Seek were on the phone panel accepting donations. Live performances from Judah, Dragon, Pseudo Echo, Leo Sayer and Dami Im brought the audience to their feet as they danced into the night to the hits of Australia’s biggest artists.
A mystical place to escape the everyday – there was an Enchanted Garden next door to the Channel Nine Telethon broadcast where The Coffee Club Telethon Ball was taking place. More than 1,000 people dressed in theme for magical night. Guests enjoyed special performances from Leo Sayer, Dragon, Psaeudo Echo and Judah, winner of The Voice 2017.
Thank you to everyone who donated, and special thanks to our presenting partners Woolworths, Queensland Government, Golden Casket, The Coffee Club, BOQ, Sunsuper, Triple M, The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail. Your support will help kids to laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner.