Channel Nine’s Gold Telethon, proudly presented by the Lott, has raised more than $1.6 million for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Held on Monday 8 June 2020, the annual telethon was hosted by David Campbell, along with other Channel Nine personalities who joined remotely to raise much needed funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

This year’s Gold Telethon, which brought together people remotely rather than in person, raised a total of $1,644,889. The money will fund life-saving medical research and provide an incredible array of patient and family support programs.

The annual Gold Telethon extravaganza has raised more than $47 million during the past decade.

The Lott, through NSW Lotteries, has a long, proud history of supporting the New South Wales community by helping the delivery of key health and social infrastructure projects. 

August 2020 marks 89 years since the very first state lottery draw was conducted in New South Wales in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression, to help alleviate the critical funding situation in the state’s hospitals. 

During the past nine decades, a range of lottery games have been introduced, with state lottery revenue used to pay for landmark projects, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, as well as schools, hospitals, and other important community infrastructure.