Telethon smashes records as West Australians dig deep for sick kids
Some special guests visit the ORIGINS booth at Telethon 2018
A huge congratulations to Telethon on another record-breaking year, with generous West Australians donating just over $38 million to help sick kids.
This year’s tally of $38,000,554 not only topped last year’s 50th Anniversary total of $36 million, but set an even more impressive record by bringing to $306 million the total raised over the 51-year lifetime of the annual event.
As one of Telethon’s earliest and most long-standing beneficiaries, the Telethon Kids Institute is incredibly grateful for the continued support of the West Australian public, along with major donors who once again dug deep to contribute over the weekend.
Your donations are critical to the important work we do at Telethon Kids, including the work of The ORIGINS Project, and will enable our researchers to continue to do all we can to discover, prevent and cure childhood disease and disadvantage.
Over the weekend, ORIGINS staff were out in force in the phone rooms and in our ORIGINS Project booth at the Beneficiaries Expo at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Our booth was swamped with enthusiastic families and kids eager to check out our activities and meet some of our researchers - a huge thank you to all of you who visited us.
The ORIGINS team in the Telethon phone room
The booth saw hundreds of children come along to learn about nutrition and make their own healthy plate using colourful stamps. We also handed out hundreds of take home colouring sheets, giving participants the chance to win a $200 Coles voucher plus an in-home personal chef to prepare delicious healthy meals for a week.
A reminder to anyone who picked up a colouring in sheet, you have until 2 November to email in your completed sheet.