THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL
Friday 6th April from 9am
CHANNEL Seven Melbourne is proud to telecast the 2012 ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL live from Etihad Stadium.
The biggest names in television and entertainment will gather for what promises to be the most spectacular Good Friday Appeal yet, with all money raised going towards medical equipment and research at the hospital.
This iconic and unrivalled fundraising event – which started in 1931 and has been broadcast by Seven for 55 consecutive years – brings together people from all parts of the community with the common goal of helping Victoria’s sick kids.
THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL has so far contributed more than $226 million to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Victorians donated a record breaking $15,156,000 in 2011 and the Good Friday Appeal is aiming to create a new record in 2012.
Throughout the day and night a bevy of Seven stars will join the telecast including Good Friday Appeal ambassador JENNIFER KEYTE, PETER MITCHELL, REBECCA MADDERN, DAVID KOCH, NATALIE BARR, MARK BERETTA, LARRY EMDUR, GRANT DENYER, MANU FIDEL and KERRI-ANNE KENNERLEY – just to name a few.
Also joining the telecast panel and taking calls in the phone room will be Home and Away stars LISA GORMLEY, DEMI HARMAN, LINCOLN YOUNES, DAVID JONES ROBERTS and LYNNE MCGRANGER; Packed to the Rafters favourites GEORGE HOUVARDAS, HUGH SHERIDAN and RYAN CORR; and the cast of Winners and Losers, including MELISSA BERGLAND, VIRGINIA GAY, MELANIE VALLEJO, DAMIEN BODIE, TOM WREN, STEPHEN PHILLIPS, SARAH GRACE and PAUL MOORE.
The telecast begins at 9am with SANDY ROBERTS in the hosting seat. During the morning Sandy will cross to JONATHAN CREEK from Today Tonight and AMY PARKS from 7 News who will be on the road covering a large number of fundraising events throughout Victoria.
KIM SPORTON will be reporting from inside the hospital, will deliver an insight in to the positive impact the appeal has and 7 News Health reporter KAREN O’SULLIVAN will be providing an update on patients throughout the day.
The telecast will pause at 6.00pm for Seven News, Today Tonight and Home and Away. Then at 7.30pm, The Morning Show co-host LARRY EMDUR will introduce the action-packed night of entertainment.
The evening telecast will feature live performances from DARYL BRAITHWAITE, JACK VIDGEN, JESSICA MAUBOY, REECE MASTIN, JOHNNY RUFFO, LIAM BURROWS with the GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL SHOWBAND, ANDREW WISHART and a special performance by COSENTINO.
HAMISH MCLACHLAN will lead an AFL football panel that includes MICK MALTHOUSE, MATTHEW RICHARDSON, CAMERON LING, LUKE DARCY and BRIAN TAYLOR.
Dancing with the Stars judge HELEN RICHEY and Better Homes and Gardens’ KAREN MARTINI and ROB PALMER will also be in attendance. And special messages of support from international stars will also be received during the night.
Over 600 volunteers manage the phone lines in the tally room and hundreds of other volunteers are involved in a variety of ways throughout the day.
So switch on, donate and join in on the magic that is the Good Friday Appeal.
2012 DONATION PHONE NUMBER:
1300 APPEAL (277 325)
Donations can be paid at:
National Australia Bank branches in Victoria
BSB: 083-019 Account No: 54-766-6738
Account Name: Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Special Donations