Telethon 2018

Channel 7 Perth's Telethon is the highest fundraising Telethon (per capita) in the world and we're proud of that, so we're already 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 in 2018 on Channel 7 and GWN7 across Western Australia.

Be Part of Telethon 2018

Telethon Audience Tickets

Tickets for the Opening Show and Closing Show will be available around 6 weeks prior to the event from 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 a whopping $150,000 was raised during the "24 Hour Spin Cycle Challenge" thanks to Peard Real Estate.

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Telethon Beneficiaries Expo

While you're at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, you can check out some of the different organisations who received money from Telethon 2017. The Beneficiaries Expo will be open both days between 10am and 5pm.

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Auditions to perform on Telethon

Performer Audition Applications will be open in April 2018. If successful, you will be contacted by the producers of Telethon.

Call Centre Volunteers

Applications to volunteer in the 2018 Telethon Call Centre will open on 1 July, 2018.

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 the Telethon total of $36,431,381 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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