My Room Telethon raises $3.3m

Nine Melbourne's annual telethon has broken records in funds raised for children's charity.

Nine has raised $3,301,334 was raised for cancer charity My Room through its Footy Show Grand Final Eve Telethon on Friday night.

With further donations over the weekend the final tally broke the record for the most money since  it began in 2016.

The Telethon featured Tony Jones, Billy Brownless, Nathan Brown, Matthew Lloyd, Damian Barrett, Kane Cornes, Rebecca Maddern and Shane Crawford in The Lott Hub.

The My Room Telethon has now raised the grand total of $10,588,621 over six years, supporting the Monash Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre.

Maurizio Marcocci, Chairman, and Margaret Zita OAM, CEO of My Room, said,  “On behalf of everyone at My Room Children’s Cancer Charity, we are so grateful with the ongoing support from everyone that donated to the Telethon this year. We were blown away by the generosity. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings of wanting to renovate the rooms of the cancer ward, as we continue to support families, fund clinical care, medical equipment, research and trials that we hope will lead us to our goal.

“The record-breaking amount of $3,301,334 could not have been possible without the generosity of our loyal business networks, pro bono partners, corporate donors, My Room ambassadors and the amazing team at Nine, including the talent who have given My Room Children’s Cancer Charity such a voice.

“Most importantly, a big thank you to the public for their generosity, and to the bravery of the patients who told their stories from Monash Children’s Hospital – it is for all children that we continue to work towards a 100 per cent cure rate. We will now forge forward to ensure that we get this money where it is needed. The children will get the best treatment they deserve in this country, as well as supporting them on their journey. Together we are definitely making a difference.”

Managing Director of Nine Melbourne, Matt James, said: “Our Melbourne team are very proud to be part of this year’s record-breaking result for The Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of My Room’s supporters and volunteers, corporate partners, and the public who have donated to help fight childhood cancer.”

Donations can still be made at www.myroom.com.au.

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