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

When is the Nine Telethon?

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The Nine Telethon returns to screens early in 2025, giving our littlest Queenslanders the best possible start to life.

The 2025 date will be announced early in 2025.

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.

For more information on what the funds raised are hoping to support visit the Research at Mater and 2024 Wishlist pages.

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.

How can I volunteer for the Nine Telethon?

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We are very grateful for the significant community interest in volunteering to support the Nine Telethon. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the contact us form to express your interest and we will be in touch in due course. 

Please note planning for volunteer opportunities will not start until February 2025.

How can I share my Mater Little Miracle story?

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If you are interested in sharing your own personal Mater Little Miracle story, please fill out the contact us form with some information about your Mater journey and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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