Record $62 million raised for Telethon

Little Telethon stars Ollie Lim and Lucy Antipas. PIC: Channel 7

It's been another record breaking result for Telethon this year raising over $62 million.

West Australians opened their hearts and wallets for sick children across the state, toppling last year's record of $46.3 million.

A massive $10 million donation from the State Government at the end of the night helped push the tally to a record amount.

Telethon chairman Richard Goyder said the generosity of West Australian's is overwhelming. 

“Every cent is valued. We have some amazing philanthropists, and the shared community support for Telethon is particularly inspiring,” he said.

“Our Telethon beneficiaries are incredible people doing great things with huge amounts of passion and energy.”

Rockingham Senior High School chipped in raising over $47,000 through their annual Tryathon which involves participants running as many 100 metre sprints in a five hour period.

The total amount raised by Telethon over 54 years now stands at over $400 million.

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