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Celebrities unite at Royal ICC for sick kids

Singers, television personalities and sports stars will be involved with the Channel Nine Telethon at the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) tomorrow night, to raise funds for sick children.

Today Show favourites Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys will host the telethon alongside The Block’s Shelley Craft and Today Extra’s David Campbell, while pop sensation Samantha Jade will headline the entertainment line-up.   

The telethon is broadcast across the state on Channel Nine, aiming to raise millions of dollars for the Children’s Hospital Foundation to go towards research, services and equipment for sick kids.  

More than 1,000 people will also gather at the Royal ICC for the sold out Coffee Club Telethon Ball, which contributes to the cause. Guests will enjoy entertainment and a three course meal featuring Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show award-winning produce.  

Brisbane Showgrounds General Manager of Venue Sales and Marketing Jago Coyle said they were proud to host the telethon for the third consecutive year.  

“The event supports such a deserving cause and we are proud to be a part of it,” he said.  

“The RNA, which runs both the Brisbane Showgrounds and Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), also supports the Children’s Hospital Foundation each year through its mini Ekka, bringing the show to kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital who can’t attend due to illness or injury.”  

The Channel Nine Telethon gets underway at 7pm tomorrow.  

The Brisbane Showgrounds precinct is located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD and is Queensland’s largest indoor / outdoor events site.

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