$62m as Telethon breaks new record
Western Australia's annual Telethon has smashed records again.
Western Australia’s Telethon 2021 has smashed a fundraising record with a whopping $62,115,467 raised for sick children -blitzing 2020’s record of $46.3 million.
The event included Birds of Tokyo, cast and crew from the Wizard of Oz, Perth rock star End of Fashion
Indigenous artist Gina Williams, The Ten Tenors, soprano superstar and The Voice winner Bella Taylor Smith from the Sunrise studio.
Premier Mark McGowan donated $10 million on behalf of the State Government.
“Telethon, as we know, supports 65 charities around Western Australia that support children and research and very important causes for kids like these two kids,” McGowan said.
“And it’s loved by West Australians and we want to make sure that, as a government, we support Telethon as much as we can.”
“Every cent is valued. We have some amazing philanthropists, and the shared community support for Telethon is particularly inspiring,” Telethon chairman Richard Goyder said.
“Our Telethon beneficiaries are incredible people doing great things with huge amounts of passion and energy.”
More than $400 million has been raised over 54 years.