Smooth FM Radiothon to raise funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will turn up the volume on its biggest fundraiser of the year this week.

Historic visit: Ellysaurus from Jurassic Park Erth Dinosaurs cheered up patients at the Radiothon preview on Monday. She'll will return on Friday to create more smiles.

Historic visit: Ellysaurus from Jurassic Park Erth Dinosaurs cheered up patients at the Radiothon preview on Monday. She'll will return on Friday to create more smiles.

Friday’s Radiothon will be broadcast on smoothfm and supported by 7 News Sydney. The radio and television broadcasts will feature all the entertainment and excitement on the day, along with amazing stories about patients, staff and volunteers. Last year’s Radiothon raised more than $1.1million towards equipment, research and vital services for NSW’s largest paediatric centre.

Patients and their families will enjoy live performances from Reece Mastin, Brothers3 and  Leo Sayer. A Toys R Us toy testing room will be a big hit with kids, along with special visits from Jurassic Park Erth Dinosaurs, Batman with his batmobile, the West Tigers and Western Sydney Wanderers.

There will also be a fire engine and a baby animal farm.

“There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Erth Dinosaur Show, with many of the kids hoping the dinosaurs will pop in to surprise them at their bedside,” community relations and marketing director Gilly Paxton said.

“We also have some of the kids’ favourite celebrities making a huge effort to come out to Westmead to perform and visit the wards.

“The day aims to raise awareness about the Hospital’s ongoing need for donations – last year the event made more than $1.1 million and this year we are hoping to do even better.”

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW.

“It is a really important day for so many reasons,” Seven News anchor Mark Ferguson said.

Please support the push to raise as many dollars as possible. So many families will be so grateful.”

Donations: radiothon.org.au