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Woolworths stores in Western Australia have started a three month fundraising drive in support of the Telethon appeal.

Donations to Telethon help two organisations dedicated to helping children in Western Australia. The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research supports studies into childhood brain cancer, Aboriginal child health and infectious diseases, and Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation conducts research into paediatric health and helps fund vital medical equipment for the hospital’s cardiac centre and neonatal department.

Events kicked off with Woolies’ stores supporting the Kids Appeal of Perth radio station 92.9. This year, with the added support of Woolworths’ customers, the 92.9 Kids Appeal raised $481,000 – double that of last year.

Woolies staff in Perth got the chance to visit the radio station and meet 92.9 Breakfast Show hosts Lisa, Paul and Baz, to help drum up support.

Brendon Lott, Woolworths WA Operations Manager for Western Australia, said the result of the first phase of the fundraising drive was tremendous, “I’m really pleased that the generosity of our customers has helped the 92.9 Kids Appeal to help our State’s kids.”

Fundraising for Telethon continues at Woolworths stores in the run up to the Channel 7 Telethon weekend, on 19 and 20 October. Sausage sizzles, cake stalls and meat raffles will be held to keep the support coming in for this worthy cause. Tokens depicting Fat Cat, the long standing mascot of Telethon, will be on sale with 100% of funds going to help WA’s sick kids.

Donations to Telethon can be made through any register at Woolworths stores in WA.

Image: Woolworths Kwinana Store Manager Jamie Powell and Customer Service Manager Laura celebrate the fundraising drive with Lisa, Paul and Baz from the 92.9 Breakfast Show