We did it!
Thank you for helping us raise over $6.5 million for our Gold Appeal and Gold Telethon.
The campaign celebrated its 10th anniversary and thanks to your incredible generosity we raised our highest amount yet - $6,577,006 to be exact. We simply couldn’t have done it without your dedication to the wellbeing of sick kids.
Exciting fundraising activities took place throughout May and June, culminating in the Gold Telethon on Channel 9. This year’s theme was Pyjama Party. For kids in hospital, being in pyjamas becomes part of everyday life, so a pyjama party was the perfect way to show sick kids that we’re standing right by them.
A Gold Appeal Record!
There was an electric atmosphere, with the studio audience, made of up of Hospital patients families and staff, being treated to amazing performances and fun throughout the day.
Voice superstar coaches Delta Goodrem, Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian joined the antics alongside Nine’s favourite personalities including Georgie Gardner, Deb Knight, Richard Wilkins, Sonia Kruger, Belinda Russell and Peter Overton.
The celebrity call centre boasted a vast array of sports and television stars answering donation calls, with Married at First Sight’s Michael also following through on his huge commitment to shave his head on live TV after fundraising for the Hospital!
Fielding all donation calls were the amazing volunteers in the Mastercard Call Centre, who were energised by snacks from 7-Eleven who also contributed an amazing $20,000 to the campaign.
The unbelievable amount raised during this year’s Gold Appeal will fund vital equipment, important research, and critical frontline services across all areas of the Hospital.
We also owe so much to our media partners – Channel Nine, ARN, Ooh! Media, and Newscorp – for everything they do the make to Gold Appeal such a success.