Radiothon 2017

Radiothon 2017 raises $3.8 million! 


The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Radiothon appeal was a huge success, raising an incredible $3,869,640 this year!

This year, Radiothon 2017 was a 24 hour all-or-nothing appeal. Every donation made from 6pm, Thursday 16 November to 6pm, Friday 17 November was matched by our generous donor matchers such as The Kid's Cancer Project, Kids With Cancer Foundation, Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation, Event Cinemas & Rydges Hotels, The George Gregan Foundation, DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Ottomin Foundation and one anonymous donor.

The funds raised will go directly to the Hospital to purchase lifesaving equipment, conduct research into childhood disease and deliver vital services to patients and families.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support of this year’s appeal. With this kind of result we are able to give more support to departments who need it most. It enables staff to perform state of the art procedures by giving them access to improved technology, and provides patients and families a level of support they wouldn’t otherwise receive,” said Gilly Paxton, Director of Community Relations and Marketing at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

smoothfm‘s on-air coverage was supported by 7 News Sydney, featuring exciting entertainment at the Hospital, and the stories from patients Beau, Aneisa and Chloe, staff and volunteers. 

Have a look at the photos to see all the fun.





Representatives from dozens of companies, businesses, community groups and charities attended the day, taking part in on-stage cheque presentations and segments broadcasted on 7 News Sydney.

A big thank you to all staff, patients, families and volunteers for your support and involvement in Radiothon 2017.


Missed the Radiothon cut-off? Don't worry, you can still make a difference #forsickkids! Donate now.