Radiothon 2018 exceeds $4 million target

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead pulled off the Greatest Double Act on Earth on Friday, 12 October after raising more than $4 million dollars in its annual Radiothon appeal.

The day was broadcasted on-air with smoothfm and live with 7News Sydney when the Hospital was transformed into a circus for 24 hours. 

All donations received from 6pm, 11 October to 6pm, 12 October was matched dollar for dollar. At 6pm, the total amount raised was $4,436,519 million dollars, a feat made possible by our generous matchers: Kids with Cancer FoundationDOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic ClubbioislandThe George Gregan FoundationSave Our Sons and EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment.

All money raised goes towards lifesaving equipment, research, and delivering vital services to patients and their families.

 “We are extremely happy and can’t thank the community enough for their enormous support. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of this year’s appeal. With this kind of result we are able to give more to departments who need it most. These donations allow us to give our patients a level of care and support they may not otherwise receive," said Nicola Stokes, Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Entertainment on the day included Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Apollo Jackson and Lah-Lah’s Big Band. Representatives from several corporate donors and local community groups also attended the event.

Re-live all the Big Top action here.

Photos from the day will be uploaded onto The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s official Facebook Page.