Saturday, October 25, 2014

Telethon 2014

We are all feeling very excited about our 36 hour Telethon Mega Scrap and are very proud to raise money for such a worthwhile charity. For those of you who are new to Western Australia or unsure what Telethon is all about here is an excerpt off their website........

"Telethon is the highest fundraising Telethon (per capita) in the world and we're proud of that, so we've lined 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 25 & 26 on Channel 7 and GWN7 across Western Australia.
Stars from Sunrise, Home & Away, Winners & Losers and X-Factor will all be making their way to Perth for the weekend. 

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a registered charitable trust that has a philosophy to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people, and to fund research into children’s diseases.

Since the first Telethon on Channel 7 on November 29 1968, Telethon has raised over $154 million and provided much needed financial assistance to a significant number of charitable organisations, children's hospitals and research/medical facilities in Western Australia.

The Trust operates separately from Channel 7, with a Board of Trustees and a small team in the Telethon Office based at Channel 7's studios in Perth.

Telethon exists on a day to day basis because of the generosity of Seven West Media including Channel Seven Perth and The West Australian. Both provide the Trust with tangible and intangible support through infrastructure facilities, service and professional advice.

The Telethon Weekend live 26 hour appeal is held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and is televised on Channel 7 Perth and on GWN7 throughout Regional WA.

The Telethon team vigorously fundraises across twelve months a year with a varied and exciting schedule of projects supported by commercial partnerships.

The charity has received long standing support from leading Western Australian companies such as the JWH Group, which builds the Telethon Metropolitan and Regional Homes each year through In-Vogue and Country Builders WA.

BankWest supports Telethon through its service centres which facilitate the collection of donations after the Telethon weekend as well as sponsoring "The Telethon Diary" the weekly update on Channel 7 that keeps viewers up to date with Telethon events.

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre enables Telethon to bring the fun and excitement to Perth families by providing the venue for the television broadcast, the Beneficiaries Expo, and the Coles Kids’ Carnival. AV Partners, Perth Expo Hire and Clifton Perth provide an enormous amount of infrastructure and facilities for the Telethon Weekend. The Sunday Times provides editorial support across the year, as well as providing invaluable support by hosting the Phone Room across the Telethon Weekend each year. Without their support we wouldn't have anywhere for over 1,200 volunteers to go to answer donation calls over the weekend.

Our regional television partner, GWN7 broadcasts Telethon across Australia's largest state, from the Kimberleys in the north to Esperance in the South. GWN7 also assists Telethon in regional fundraising projects. "

Please support such a special cause. We have shaker cans in store so everybody can donate. All donations no matter how big or small will be given directly to Telethon. Or why not come in and bid on one of our many prizes in store.

For more details please call in store or phone 9591 3188.

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