Working wonders for sick kids
The Channel Nine Telethon is a state-wide appeal harnessing the generous spirit of Queenslanders towards a very special cause – our children. Funds raised help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research, essential equipment and providing patient and family support programs.
Sunsuper has been a presenting partner of the Channel Nine Telethon since 2015 to ensure thousands of Aussie families get the health care and support their child needs when they are sick or injured.
Putting it all on the line
Each year we proudly open the doors to our Contact Centre to help an army of volunteers, celebrities and Sunsuper staff, receive thousands of over-the-phone donations to help raise much needed funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Children’s Hospital Foundation reached their target of $13 million this November during Nine Telethon. Every donation goes towards helping the Foundation support, care and entertain sick and injured children and their families while they’re in hospital. Telethon donations also fund world-class research to find better treatments, and ultimately cures for our most devastating childhood diseases.
Reaching the regions
Through our partnership with the Foundation and Nine Telethon in 2019, we also contributed $100,000 to help fund Queensland’s Connected Care Program.
The Connected Care Program supports the sickest 1% of children in Queensland to improve outcomes for children with chronic and complex health care needs. From Stanthorpe to Thursday Island and as far west as Mt Isa, the program provides a network of nurses that coordinate the care of children with complex health needs and empowers families to manage care at home; to reduce emergency hospitalisations and ensure families receive quality and consistent health care all over Queensland.
On 6 November 2019, Sunsuper hosted a superhero morning tea in Bundaberg to connect families, nurses and the community currently involved in the Queensland Connected Care Program. A morning of good music, food, face painting and fun was topped off with appearances from local superheroes and the announcement of Sunsuper's contribution to Telethon 2019. Read more.
To help the Foundation continue to support children in need, register your interest to support Nine Telethon next year. From volunteering to fundraising, there are many ways to get involved. Register your interest here.