The Channel Seven Perth Telethon, also known simply as Telethon, is an annual telethon produced by TVW, a Seven Network O&O in Perth, Western Australia for three main beneficiaries; Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre. A telethon is a Fundraising event broadcast on Television that lasts many hours or even days the purpose of which is to raise Money for a charitable political This article is about the television station in Perth Western Australia The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Princess Margaret Hospital for Children ( PMH) is a centre for paediatric research and care Established in 1990 by former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley, the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research (ICHR or TICHR in Western Australia The Telethon began in 1968 and is regarded as the most successful fundraising event per capita, in the world as it has raised over AUD$80 million in its 40-year history. The Australian dollar ( sign: $; code: AUD) is the Currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas . 2007 marks 40 years since Telethon began in Western Australia. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Telethon Weekend 2007 (13-14 October) raised more than $6. 5 million. This was more than double the previous record amount of $3 million.
The event is a 25 hour live broadcast aired across Western Australia on TVW and the Golden West Network, held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. The Golden West Network, often abbreviated to GWN, is an Australian television network owned by Prime Television Limited that is based in The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre ( is a convention centre located in Perth Western Australia. It was previously held at the Burswood Dome and the Seven Studios at Tuart Hill, Perth. The Burswood Entertainment Complex is located on the Swan River some five minutes from the city of Perth Western Australia, and is owned by Crown Limited For two years now, Weekend Sunrise has broadcast live for two hours across the rest of Australia. Sunrise is an Australian Breakfast television program broadcast on Channel Seven. Stars from Seven Network shows such as Home and Away, Sunrise and All Saints make the journey west for the weekend to entertain the audience, visit sick children and read donations on air. Home and Away (also commonly abbreviated in writing to H&A) is a Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera that has been Sunrise is an Australian Breakfast television program broadcast on Channel Seven. All Saints is a Logie Award -winning Australian Medical drama which airs on the Seven Network, and various international networks
Musical guests are also a big part of the weekend. Over the years many acts including Sir Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson, Harry Connick Jr., Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Julian Lennon, Sammy Davis Jr. and Céline Dion have performed. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, Pianist, Composer, Actor, Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13 1950 name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award -winning American John Charles Julian Lennon (born 8 April 1963) known universally as Julian Lennon, or by many fans Jude, is an English Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr (8 December 1925 &ndash 16 May 1990 was an American Entertainer. Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer
The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, where the Western Australian telethon is held live in its 2000-seat auditorium. The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre ( is a convention centre located in Perth Western Australia.
Andrew O'Keefe, a minor Seven Network Celebrity who plays a major role in The Western Australian Telethon. Andrew Patrick O'Keefe (born 1 October 1971 is a television personality and gameshow host who formerly worked as an intellectual property lawyer
closing celebration 2006 from the PCEC.
The Metro Telethon 2007 home
The Country Telethon 2007 Home
Bunbury-born Natalie Barr, in the 2007 Telethon Phone Room
The 2007 Sunday Times Telethon Phone Room
Ernie Dingo with some more Network 7 Stars giving one of 7 LCD TV's away at the 2007 Telethon Phone Room