WA has done it again with a record-breaking $42,596,034 million raised by the annual Perth Telethon.
Underpinned by multimillion donations from the Federal and State Governments and several other WA businesses and philanthropists, it steamed past 2018’s $38,000,554.
Seven network personalities joined with new CEO James Warburton for the weekend of fund-raising.
Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes told the West Australian, “There are even premiers from other States who have asked if we can replicate it for them and I just keep telling them it has to be West Australian. It’s become something way bigger than we ever contemplated and I’m just so excited that we’ve come on this journey.
“This is human spirit on a total Statewide level as well as individual, from the smallest kid giving their pocket money to the people who get treated better than they would have because of all this generosity. It’s not just corporate, it’s the whole community and I think it can still get bigger and we can do even more.”