Telethon 2017

Channel 7 Perth's Telethon is the highest fundraising Telethon (per capita) in the world and we're proud of that, so we're lining up a huge list of 7 Network personalities and some of the hottest acts around to entertain you and encourage you to donate over the Telethon Weekend October 21 & 22, 2017 on Channel 7 and GWN7 across Western Australia.

Telethon Weekend on Channel 7

6.30pm Saturday October 21 - 8.30pm Sunday October 22 on Channel 7

The personalities from Channel 7 are heading to Perth this weekend for the 50th Telethon!
We welcome this amazing group of people from the Seven Network:
From 800 Words we welcome back Benson Jack Anthony.
Home and Away stars include Lynne McGranger, James Stewart, Jackson Heywood, Rohan Nichol, Sophie Dillman, Kestie Morassi, Jake Ryan, Olivia Deeble, Anna Cocquerel and Scott Lee!
Perth’s own Rebekah Outred and Ashleigh Brannan from My Kitchen Rules will be making their debut.
From the hit show The Secret Daughter, Rachel Gordon, Jordan Hare and JR Reyne!
Australia’s first season of Hell’s Kitchen premiered this year so Lincoln Lewis, David Oldfield and Sam Frost will be making the trip to Perth.
House Rules stars Wendy Moore and Drew Heath, as well as Perth contestants Andrew and Jono King are joining us.
Entertainment Reporter Peter Ford is also coming along with Michael Usher from Seven News.
Rachel Watts and Lorinska Merrington from Yummy Mummies, which made its debut this year, will be coming for their first Telethon!
Of course we’re excited to see David Koch, Samantha Armytage, Natalie Barr and Sam Mac from Sunrise as well as James Tobin from Weekend Sunrise.
From The Morning Show, Karen Ledbury is coming back for her 2nd Telethon and we welcome Sarah Cumming from The Daily Edition.
Sunday Night‘s Melissa Doyle, Alex Cullen, Denham Hitchcock, Steve Pennells and Matt Doran are heading over.
We welcome back Issa Schultz, Matt Parkinson and Brydon Coverdale from The Chase Australia.
From Flushed, Candice Dixon and from Seven Sport, Sam Lane, Nathan Templeton and Sam McClure will be joining us!
We met 11 year old piano prodigy on the first season of Australia’s Little Big Shots and he’ll be bring his talent to Perth for Telethon.
And blast from the past, Agro!
Here’s the group of amazing performers you’ll be seeing:
Leo Sayer is going to make you feel like dancing while Darryl Braithwaite goes riding on the horses and Pseudo Echo take us to Funky Town.
We welcome back to Telethon Perth’s own Samantha Jade as well as the ever talented Dami Im, Liam Burrows, Pete Murray, Mark Vincent, Normie Rowe, Ray Burgess, Casey Barnes, Fisher, Steve Clisby.

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Telethon Audience Tickets

Saturday October 21 at 6.30pm - 9.30pm & Sunday October 22 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Tickets for the Opening Show have sold out but limited tickets are still available for the Closing Show are on sale through Ticketek.
Join the audience outside of these hours for just a gold coin donation!

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Bendigo Bank Kids Carnival

The Bendigo Bank Kids Carnival is one of the coolest places to hang out across the Telethon weekend. Each day we open the doors to a special kids world where they can meet Channel 7 stars, have as many rides as they like and get their face painted (and yours if you want). It's all part of Bendigo Bank's community involvement!

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Peard Real Estate Fitness Challenge

Every year Matt Fuller from Fuller Fitness gets his buddies Soa "The Hulk" Palelei and Josh Catalano together to train to go non stop for 24 hours across the Telethon weekend to raise money for the kids of WA. This year it's a "24 Hour Spin Cycle Challenge" thanks to Peard Real Estate. Anyone can be involved!

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Telethon Beneficiaries Expo

While you're at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, make sure you check out some of the different organisations who received money from last year's Telethon. The Beneficiaries Expo will be open both days between 10am and 5pm.

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Auditions to perform on Telethon

Performer Audition Applications closed at 4pm on 7th July. For those people who did send in an audition, if successful, you will be contacted by the producers of Telethon.

Call Centre Volunteers

Applications to volunteer in this year's Telethon Call Centre have now closed. If you missed out, make a note in your diary to check our website on 1 July, 2018 to apply for next year's Call Centre.

Little Telethon Star - Maddox Ball

7 Year old Maddox has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a degenerative, life limiting condition from muscle wasting. Unlike most children born with Duchenne, Maddox met his early milestones, often before his twin brother Xander. At 3 years old, his mum Fiona started to notice differences. This was the beginning of a 2-year period and 10 health professionals to get a diagnosis.

DMD is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls.

Maddox loves Fat Cat, Maths, soccer, computer games, The Dockers, Transformers, Star Wars and his Border Collie "Gracie".

Little Telethon Star - Olivia Riley

9 year old Olivia has an acquired brain injury following surgery to remove a brain tumour. They successfully removed it, but while they were in there discovered a second tumour. After 7.5 hours of surgery and a large loss of blood, the medical team decided not to remove the second tumour and will leave it until it develops or becomes active.

Before her surgery, Olivia loved dance and gymnastics. Olivia is now learning to walk, talk and get back into life. The good news is, doctors believe she’ll make a full recovery!

Olivia is in a wheelchair, a walker and currently graduating to quad sticks.

Start a fundraiser!

You can help us beat last year's Telethon total of $26,290,154 by having your own fundraiser. Remember, every cent counts.

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Start Workplace Giving

Your company can involve your employees in raising money for Telethon by starting a Workplace Giving Program. Employees who donate through Workplace Giving means they pay less tax because their donation comes out of their pay pre-tax. Plus, they get to help the kids of WA at the same time. You could even incentivise them by matching what they donate out of their salary.

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