This will air on Nine in the Sydney market from 9am – 4:15pm, hosted by Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson, Richard Wilkins, Sonia Kruger, David Campbell, Tracy Grimshaw and Ken Sutcliffe, with live crosses to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Last year’s telethon raised $4.02 million for the hospital, thanks to the generosity of the community and the major partners. The money went towards numerous services and equipment, including construction of a new Clinical Services Wing, the purchase of a simulation baby for training medical staff, and a new “smart theatre” fitted out with the latest technology.
This year the telethon target is $4.5 million to support essential equipment, services and research at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Some of Australia’s top artists will perform live on the telethon, including the chart-topping Justice Crew and The Wiggles. There will be a reunion performance by the 1980s band The Cockroaches, Sheppard will sing their hit Geronimo, and Marcia Hines and Darren Percival will also perform.
A host of familiar faces, including Channel Nine stars and sports stars, will support the appeal by taking donations on the phone: The Footy Show’s Erin Molan and The Big Marn; The Block contestants Michael Jones, Neisha and John Pitt; House Husbands star Rhys Muldoon; Love Child stars Sophie Hensser, Gracie Gilbert and Ella Scott-Lynch; Fat Tony’s Robert Mammone and Jake Ryan; the single ladies from When Love Comes to Town; Olympians Libby Trickett, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Jeremy Rolleston; as well as Getaway’s Jesinta Campbell.
9.00am to 4.15pm. Monday June 9th on Nine (Sydney).