Gold Telethon 2020 raises over $1.6 million and counting

Yesterday, the annual Gold Telethon went to air on Channel 9 for a special two-hour broadcast that saw an overwhelming amount of support and generosity from companies and viewers around New South Wales digging deep despite the economic challenges of the past few months, raising more than $1.6 million and counting for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (SCH).

David Campbell and Belinda Russell hosted the event from Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney, along with 11-year-old SCH patient Ollie who returned as the courageous face of the 11th Gold Telethon. The Wiggles, illusionists The Black Ties, The Rubens, G Flip, and the Voice superstar coaches Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian joined the fun, as did a team of Nine’s favourite personalities including Karl Stefanovic, Alison Langdon, Alex Cullen, Richard Wilkins, Erin Molan, Deb Knight, and Peter Overton from Nine News.

As always, the biggest winners are the more than 76,000 sick and injured children SCH treat each year, with no less than 100 children a day coming through the Emergency Department. Funds raised will go directly to the Hospital to assist with the purchase of the latest life-saving medical equipment, support ground-breaking research, staff training, and critical frontline services across all areas of the Hospital.

A special thanks must go to the Nine Network team, patients and their families for sharing their personal stories and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation for helping make the Telethon a success.

It’s not too late to donate. Anyone wishing to support the work of the Hospital, can still make a donation!