Curtains close on the Greatest Double Act

 

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead pulled off the Greatest Double Act on Earth on Friday, 12 October after raising more than $4 million dollars in its annual Radiothon appeal.

“We are extremely happy and can’t thank the community enough for their enormous support,” said Nicola Stokes, Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

The day's excitment was broadcast on-air with smoothfm and live with 7News Sydney when the Hospital was transformed into a circus for 24 hours.

Sponsored by Heartland Motor Group and HomeWorld, Radiothon was complete with carousel, sideshow alley, magicians, stilt walkers and pony rides, the circus entertainment was highlighted by Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Apollo Jackson and Lah-Lah’s Big Band on the main stage.

Many of our corporate donors and local community groups attended the event and joined enthusiastically in the big day.

All donations received from Thursday evening to 6pm Friday were matched dollar-for-dollar.

As the curtains closed the total amount raised was $4,436,519 million dollars, a feat made possible by our six generous price matchers: Kids with Cancer Foundation, DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, bioisland, The George Gregan Foundation, Save Our Sons and EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment.

All money raised goes towards lifesaving equipment, research, and delivering vital services to patients and their families, so we can help children and young adults live their healthiest lives possible.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of this year’s appeal. With this kind of result we are able to give more to departments who need it most. These donations allow us to give our patients a level of care and support they may not otherwise receive.” Nicola said.

Photos will be uploaded to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Facebook Page.