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We’ve answered some of the most common questions about Telethon below.

When is the 2024 Nine Telethon?

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The Nine Telethon returns early in 2024, giving our littlest Queenslanders the best possible start to life. The Channel Nine Telethon supporting Mater Little Miracles will be held on Saturday 6 April 2024.

Where do the funds go?

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At Mater, every baby born and cared for is affectionately known as a ‘little miracle’, however each year more than 2,000 babies are born very ill or premature, which need round the clock care from a range of medical specialists.

Through the Nine Telethon, with the support of the community and the support of Channel Nine, Mater aims to raise critical funds towards life-saving research, care and equipment, ensuring all babies at Mater have the best possible start to life.

With the help of donations from the community, Mater clinicians and researchers can continue to improve outcomes for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients 

What is Mater Foundation?

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Mater Foundation is a community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Mater meets a profoundly satisfying mission to improve the health and wellbeing of our community and to continue the Mater tradition of care and compassion.

Mater Foundation works towards improving health outcomes by funding ground-breaking research initiatives, purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, enhancing facilities, and supporting life changing healthcare programs.

What else can I do to support Mater?

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Beyond the Nine Telethon, there are several options to support Mater. They include buying a ticket in a Mater Lottery, signing up for regular giving, leaving a Gift in Will to Mater Foundation, joining a community event or volunteering. To find out more about Mater Foundation and how you can get involved, visit materfoundation.org.au.

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Mater’s simple vision is about empowering people to live better lives through improved health and wellbeing.

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