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Challenge Yourself: Regional communities invited to join in the fun while raising funds for Telethon

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
Telethon challenges are a great way to bring the community together for a good cause.
Camera IconTelethon challenges are a great way to bring the community together for a good cause. Credit: Supplied.

Regional communities are being urged to come together to show support for WA’s most vulnerable children by getting on board with the 2023 Telethon Challenge Yourself campaign.

The popular West Australian fundraising organisation has issued a challenge to people across the State to come up with fun and unique ways to raise money for children and families in need.

Run, swim, cycle, shave, bake — these are just some of the ways funds can be raised and Telethon general manager Mark McCrory said that it’s great to see more and more people getting involved.

Premier Mark McGowan, Richard Goyder, Kerry Stokes, and Telethon Kids, EMily Siew, Ari Phillips and Leo Beazley at Telethon 2022
Camera IconFormer WA premier Mark McGowan, Richard Goyder, Kerry Stokes, and Telethon Kids, Emily Siew, Ari Phillips and Leo Beazley at Telethon 2022. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

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“Western Australia’s most vulnerable kids and their families face unspeakable challenges every single day,” he said.

“Now we are seeing individuals, schools, community groups and towns rising to their own challenges and putting themselves out of their comfort zones to raise money for Telethon and help improve the lives of those kids who need it the most.”

Money raised by Telethon helps WA children by funding research into childhood diseases and providing critical services, equipment and support.

This year’s Telethon Weekend will be broadcast live from the RAC Arena in Perth from 7pm on October 21 and finishes the following evening.

Jeff Newman and Agro on Telethon in 1993.
Camera IconJeff Newman and Agro on Telethon in 1993. Credit: Unknown/Seven West Media

The 26-hour fundraising spectacular will feature visits from Seven Network TV personalities, musical guests and a special group of children chosen to represent all those that benefit from the money raised, the Little Telethon Stars.

A record $71 million was raised by Telethon last year with every dollar going towards ensuring that WA children receive better access and quality of care and a brighter future.

Created by and for the WA community, Telethon has received over $528 million in donations since being established in 1968.

Further information on the Challenge Yourself campaign and registration forms can be found at telethon7.com/challenge.

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