Our million dollar partners are only some of the people and organisations that help Telethon raise money for the children of WA each year.
Telethon Weekend Partners
A lot of companies help to make our Telethon Weekend happen.
Most of Perth's media gets behind Telethon each year by helping spread the word.
Telethon Family Partners
These companies help us all year round, year after year with particular fundraising projects.
Event - Telethon Mega Bingo
Twice a year close to 5,000 people take over Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to play Mega Bingo. Each time we give away close to $100,000 in cash, with at least one person walking away $30,000 richer. This event would not take place without the help from Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and the team at Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo.
Event - Rob Broadfield Weekend at Cable Beach
This event has now raised over $1m for Telethon since it began. The Hawaiian Property Group who own and operate many destination shopping centres in W.A. also own Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa in Broome. Each year they invite around 80 guests to Cable Beach Club for a weekend of gastronomical delights provided by world renown chefs. What follows is two days of fun and luxury whilst raising money for Telethon through auctions and raffles. In 2017 this event raised $500,000.
Event - Sunday Lunch at Leeuwin Estate
Denis and Tricia Horgan and their family open up Leeuwin Estate each year to host a fundraising lunch for Telethon. Network Aviation fly guests to Margaret River for the day to partake in chef Dany Angove's choice selections of scrumptious food and Leeuwin Estate Art Series wines. A lively auction on the day ensures money is raised for Telethon. In 2016 over $450,000 was raised at this event. Southwest Coachlines transport all of our guests from the airport to the estate and back.
Event - Polo In The Valley
Polo takes to the field at Duncraig Stud in April each year raising money for Telethon and Youth Focus. It's a special day with Channel 7 personalities mingling with people in the Telethon Marquee, plus three games of polo with world class teams. This event raises over $150,000 for Telethon each year.
Event - Telethon Community Cinemas
Over the summer season Telethon Community Cinemas run movies every night of the week in their superb outdoor cinemas locations around Perth. This is the only outdoor movie experience run solely by volunteers. Every time you go to Community Cinemas, you're helping the kids of W.A. through Telethon. Since 2012 over $1.45 million has been contributed to Telethon from Community Cinemas.
Event - Mix 94.5 Kids Appeal with Telethon
This iconic appeal in the middle of the year takes over mix 94.5 for two weeks. It is the radio station's biggest community project each year and it raises over $500,000 for much needed equipment for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Woolworth's jump on board to support the appeal by collecting donations from shoppers at the 80+ locations around W.A. and by running their own fundraising events at each store.
Event - Lexus Ball for Telethon
On the weekend of Telethon each year Lexus stage one of Perth's premiere balls to help raise money for Telethon. The Lexus Ball is synonymous on the Perth social calendar. A significant silent auction and live auction takes place on the night as well as a raffle that gives away a premium Lexus car. In 2016 the ball raised $1,000,000 for Telethon.
Event - Peard Fitness Challenge
Each year Matt Fuller takes on the Peard Fitness Challenge across the Telethon Weekend.
Matt spends months training on a particular bike or fitness machine to be able to complete a marathon endurance over the Telethon Weekend, which raises an enormous amount for Telethon.
Event - Antarctica Sightseeing
Taking a one day flight from Perth to Antarctica and back is one of the most amazing journeys you can ever have. It starts off like a normal Qantas flight with great service, food and beverages and then after about 3 hours you see your first ice and before long you are flying over the Antarctica coastline for about four hours.
The energy and excitement inside the Qantas 747 is one of the highlights of this extraordinary experience. Plus the fact that you get to do it on Australia Day makes it just that little bit more special. If you ever get the opportunity to experience one of these 12 hour flights, do it! The next one is scheduled for January 26, 2017. Proceeds come to Telethon.
Event - Bendigo Bank Kids Carnival
Since 2016 Bendigo Bank have been naming rights sponsor of the Kids Carnival that takes place over the Telethon Weekend at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Each year over 13,000, mums, dads and kids enjoy the rides, face painting, tennis, basketball, celebrities and activities that take place in the carnival over the two day Telethon Weekend.