Chairman Geoff Cattach and CEO Andrea Alexander recently attended the 2019 Telethon Giving Ceremony at Crown Perth. The ceremony, led by Telethon Trust Chairman Richard Goyder, was a great chance to see how CLCRF’s Million Dollar Partnership with Telethon has helped so many.
The record breaking $38 million dollars raised by generous West Australians last year was handed over to 51 beneficiaries across WA. These included hospitals, medical facilities, research institutes and community organisations. All these beneficiaries provide vital services, therapies and equipment for children in WA.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison was the guest of honour at the giving ceremony and he said he felt humbled, overwhelmed and emotional to hear about the work done by WA organisations to help sick children and families.
“It’s not just the money that helps.” Says Morrison “$38 million is a tremendous achievement but it’s what’s behind the money that I think is truly special and is worth appreciating.”
Professor Jonathon Carapetis of the Telethon Kids Institute said the money raised by Telethon has helped the research centre, like other beneficiaries, to change children’s lives.
The ceremony was a wonderful celebration and CLCRF is honoured to be a Million Dollar Partner with Telethon. We look forward to raising more money for the important research into childhood cancer in this exciting partnership.