It’s only two more sleeps until Telethon 2013 and it’s already promising to be even bigger and better than last year! Telethon weekend has always been really special for me, I remember watching it with my brother as a little girl and thinking it was the most amazing and hilarious TV ever, with live performances from famous stars, guest celebrity appearances and acts from local talent. Over the past few weeks people have shared with me their own memories of Telethon; dancing and singing on stage or being allowed to stay up late and watching it with their brothers and sisters. Other people have shared their very personal stories of sick children who have needed treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital, and it’s really hit home how lucky we are to live in a place where people donate so generously of their time and money. An incredible $134 million dollars has been raised since 1968 for Princess Margaret Hospital, The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and another 40 beneficiaries.
There are some big stars flying in for Telethon this year, including Samantha Jade, Tina Arena, Reece Mastin, Johnny Ruffo, stars from Home and Away and Sunrise and of course my hubby Basil Zempilas will be hosting the opening and closing show.
Ava with Molly Meldrum at Telethon last year
I’m really excited to be heading along to the Coles Kids Carnival this year with Ava and Chloe, there are so many fun things for the kids to see including Gymbaroo, Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, Baby Bungy, Monsterball, face painting and live stage shows. 94.5 will be broadcasting live from the carnival all weekend and interviewing stars from across the Channel 7 network.
Coles Kids Carnival
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pavilions 4,5 & 6
When: This Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th October
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: $5 entry and all rides and entertainment free
I’ll also be heading backstage over the weekend and will bring you all the behind the scenes fun, so make sure you keep your eyes out!
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I hope to see you there – please dig deep so we can raise another record breaking amount for Telethon 2013!
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