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Be a part of our story: Friday, 16 October 2020

Our annual Radiothon fundraising event is set for Friday, 16 October. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can no longer host an event inside the hospital so for the very first time, Radiothon will be hosted online.

Radiothon is a 12-hour fundraising appeal for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, helping to support the purchase of the very latest equipment, lifesaving research and vital services for patients and their families. This year, Radiothon will be held on Friday 16 October from 6am – 6pm and will see all donations made on the day doubled by generous matchers.

For the first time in Radiothon history, the day will culminate in a 90-minute virtual event hosted by Australian TV presenter, Melissa Doyle. The virtual event will run from 4pm – 5.30pm on and will include entertainment, special performances and stories from patients, families and staff to show just how important your support is. 

More information will be shared closer to the date but for now, mark Friday 16 October 2020 in your diaries.

For any enquiries, please contact Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Event Manager, Katrina Topfer.


There are so many ways you can get involved. Click donate now or participate in any of the fun activities below.

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Sleep out for Radiothon

Sick kids can spend lots of time at Hospital and often miss sleeping in their own bed. We want you to sleep out in the lead up to Radiothon and raise funds for the Hospital. Instead of sleeping in your own bed, you could;

  • Sleep on the floor of your room for a weekend
  • Sleep in the loungeroom with your family for a night
  • Sleep in a tent in your yard every weekend for the month of September
  • Sleep without a pillow for a whole month

The possibilities are endless!  By sleeping out for Radiothon, you will understand how important and comfortable it is to sleep in your own bed and by getting your family and friends to sponsor you, you’ll also be helping us to raise funds in the hope that we can get sick kids home to their own bed quicker.

Create your event

Host your own virtual event

Host your own community virtual event to raise awareness of the incredible work going on at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Encourage your members to donate and to watch our online event on

Thank you for your support!

Create your event

Donate your profits from a day/month

If you own a shop or have your own business, you could ask customers for a donation or you could set aside a portion of your profits from the day/month to go towards Radiothon fundraising.

For assistance with setting any of these up, please contact Community Fundraising Manager, Melissa Milic.


Want to help promote Radiothon to family friends. We’ve created some tools to help you do that

Click here


When you donate $50 or more, you will go into the draw to win a complete set of 24 Little Treehouse books in a collector’s case. Signed by author Andy Griffiths —and if the winning bidder wishes—personalised by Andy to whoever they choose. In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 91-Storey Treehouse in 2015.

NB: prize winner will be notified by phone during the week of 19 October.