Over the past 47 years the people of Western Australia have donated over $200 million to Telethon, reports Seven Perth.
All funds have been distributed back into the community supporting crucial children’s health and research.
There were plenty of major donations from the big end of town, but as always it was the generosity of the people of Western Australia that shone through raising a record-breaking total of $25,854,524 over the weekend.
Milllion Dollar Partner, Ramsay Health Care donated $1 million and Wesfarmers donated $1.25 million as part of their $5 million, four year deal.
On Sunday, House Rules judge Wendy Moore and Better Homes and Garden’s Adam Dovile joined Rick Ardon at the 2015 Catalina Telethon Home by In Vogue in Clarkson which sold at auction for $707,500.
The West Australian Regional Newspaper Group and Redwave Media kindly donated a cheque for over $82,000.
To cap off another successful Telethon weekend, executive chairman of Seven West Media, Kerry Stokes, generously contributed $1.5 million on behalf of his private company Australian Capital Equity.
Telethon CEO Steve Mummery was thrilled again with the result from the weekend. “It’s been a tough year out there for everyone in Western Australia, but it feels like every single person has dug as deep as they can to help make this Telethon the best one ever. Reaching another record of $25,854,524 is something that every West Australian should be incredibly proud of,” he said.
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