Western Australia’s annual Telethon has smashed records with a staggering $36.4m raised over the weekend.
The figure obliterates last year’s $26.2m raised.
Seven’s marathon event ran for 26 hours across Saturday & Sunday.
“It’s been really spectacular,” Seven chairman Kerry Stokes told the West Australian.
“Mainly because everybody wants to be involved and because of that, it just gets bigger and bigger and that’s really rewarding. Everybody is walking around saying ‘How much will they raise?’ and isn’t that a much better thing than worrying about all the problems we have, anticipating how much we can raise to help the rest of the community?”
Telethon regular raises the highest per capita amount in the world.