Little Sparrow was truly honoured in sending over three of our clients Casey Barnes, Keeda and Liam Burrows for the 2013 Telethon 7 in Perth to lend a hand in raising funds for a range of charities. The event that was held on the 19th and 20th October saw television personalities, sporting identities and musical artists joining forces to raise much needed funds that will benefit Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research as well as other charities.
The annual event this year reached a new record in raising $20,701,272, an amazing feat over the 26 hour televised event on Channel Seven. Casey, Keeda and Liam joined over 600 celebrities including The Collective, Samantha Jade, Tina Arena, actors from ‘Home and Away’ and ‘Winners and Losers’ as well as Channel Seven personalities from ‘Sunrise’ and ‘The Morning Show’ to raise monies for this wonderful cause. From manning phones in the call centre, to hospital visits and performing it was a very rewarding weekend for all involved.
Casey Barnes says of his involvement “Telethon has been by far one of the most rewarding events I’ve been involved with. I’d heard before I headed to Perth how massive it is over there but nothing really prepares you until you arrive. So many great people involved, musicians, actors, TV personalities… The list goes on but no egos just the one common goal of raising money for children’s charities… Something that I feel very strongly about having two girls of my own. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be heading back next year to do it all over again… and can’t wait!”
Check out the performances of our artists below as well as a few snaps from the event.
Casey Barnes participates in a hospital visit. Pictured here with little Tayton Dowson
Casey Barnes and Liam Burrows in the Greenroom with Paulini
Keeda and Fat Cat