The Channel 9 Telethon fundraising initiative has begun with gusto for 2010. Early success of the Take 9 Movie Card- now in its 5th year- indicates that South Australians love going to the movies more than ever and are digging deeper for charity at the same time.
The Channel 9 Telethon team have had to arrange a second print run of the Take 9 Movie Cards due to early sales. This success comes prior to the launch of the Take 9 TVC, now hitting the Channel 9 airwaves.
The participating sponsors of the Take 9 Movie Card- Wallis Cinemas and Robern Menz- will consequently double their support of the project. The anticipated increased sales will translate to enlarged financial aid of South Australian charities.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with South Australia’s iconic fundraising event assisting South Australian charities, ‘The Channel 9 Telethon’. The growth of the Take 9 Movie cards has been outstanding and we are only too pleased to increase our commitment for what ultimately benefits so many needy South Australian charities”, said Phil Sims, Chief Executive of Robern Menz.
100% of every card sold is supporting the Channel 9 Telethon charities. The buyer benefits include 2 free movie tickets; 9 movies for only $9 each; over $100 savings on normal ticket prices; a chance to win a Wallis Gold Pass; and a bag of Menz FruChocs to share. The card can be used at all movie sessions at Wallis Cinemas until 28th February 2011.
Channel 9 Telethon has been supporting SA charities for 50 years – it drives the raising of funds and assists charity organisations to reach goals in funding and people support programs.
“From what started as a ‘good result from a good idea’ in the first year of the Take 9 Movie Card – it is now a fantastic fundraising opportunity for our charities and we are thrilled to have this level of sponsorship with Wallis and Robern Menz for the 2010 Card” said Channel 9 Telethon Project Manager, Josie Meyer.
“Many of the small charities that we support are struggling with the level of funding required to provide the services they are getting increased requests for, like Motor Neurone Disease who advised that generally 45-55 are diagnosed with this illness each year in SA, and sadly for the first month this year, there were 11 people. Like Edmund Rice Camps, that runs camps, activities and support programs for young people in need. Many of these children have never experienced a holiday before and for some it is the first time going to the beach, tasting different foods, holding animals and hearing praise.”
Other participating charities include – Childhood Cancer, Paraquad SA, Arthritis SA, HeartKids, Orana and Diabetes Counselling Online amongst others. A full list, as well as details on additional Channel 9 Telethon initiatives can be found at www.telethon.com.au.
Take 9 Movie Cards can be purchased for just $15 from the Channel 9 Telethon website, participating charities and any Wallis Cinema.