It's one of WA's leading charities... and it's back in the City! As a proud supporter of Telethon, the City of Perth is helping to paint the town red as Telethon weekend kicks off this Saturday, 22 October.
Lord Major Basil Zempilas said The City of Perth was excited to welcome Telethon back into City in what it hopes to be the biggest and best Telethon yet.
The City has also been busy collecting donations from staff as well as providing local businesses and residents an easy avenue to donate.
“I’ve been so humbled to see City staff, residents and businesses all get behind such a worthy cause – it’s been a collective effort,” he said.
Throughout October City of Perth staff have been fundraising with a bake sale, sausage sizzle and a raffle with all profits passed directly onto Telethon.
This Friday 21 October, City of Perth volunteers will be out and about in the malls collecting any last-minute donations before 26 hours of Telethon fun kicks off at RAC arena on Saturday, 22 October.
Council House has been aglow in Telethon colours all week.
To wrap up Telethon weekend, part of Wellington Street will be closed to make way for the Telethon Family Festival on Sunday 23 October.
“We're encouraging everyone to come into the City this Sunday and enjoy the Family Festival with live music, food trucks and roving entertainment - there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.
“To make it even easier to join the fun, there’ll be free public transport and free parking at nearby CPP carparks
City staff will be on hand selling unique WA lunch bags designed by four emerging Nyoongar artists, with all profits going straight to Telethon.
In support of the event, Council waived over $47,000 in event and parking fees.
Issued by: Grace Carr, Senior Media and Communications Advisor, 04 59962 359, Grace.Carr@cityofperth.wa.gov.au