Tag: Good Friday Appeal

Jack Benny and JO’K in 1964 Good Friday Appeal

Legendary American comedian Jack Benny (pictured) was the special guest at the Sporting Globe-3DB-HSV7 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal in March 1964. Benny, visiting Australia for a series of stage shows in Sydney and Melbourne plus a TV special, appeared on the annual telethon during the afternoon as well as being the star attraction for …

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1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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Good Friday Appeal moves to new home

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal will be based at a new home from next year. For the last 11 years the Appeal has been based at Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome) in Melbourne’s Docklands. From 2014 it will be staged at The Plenary, the 2500-seat auditorium at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre …

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Sandy Roberts leaving Seven after 40 years

Veteran sports presenter and commentator Sandy Roberts (pictured) is leaving the Seven Network after 40 years. He is reported to be moving to Fox Footy, a move that was rumoured in press reports earlier this year. Roberts’ departure from Seven News was announced via newsreader Peter Mitchell on Twitter:   OUT: S.Roberts (unrestricted free agent, traded) …

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Good Friday for the kids

The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal returns for its 83rd year this Good Friday. The Appeal, started back in 1931 by the Sporting Globe newspaper, is a tradition embraced by Victorians who support the fundraiser in overwhelming numbers every year. Seven has been the television partner of the appeal since 1957 and has broadcast …

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1992: April 12-18

Hello, baby… and goodbye to Wandin Valley!The birth of James Gardner Tyler in A Country Practice will mark the end of an era as his parents Matt (John Tarrant) and Lucy (Georgie Parker, pictured) depart Wandin Valley with their newborn to start a new life in Vietnam.  For Parker, there are no regrets about moving …

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Hollywood star shines at 1962 Appeal

Hollywood star Jane Russell (pictured) was the headline guest at the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal 50 years ago. The 40-year-old, still looking as glamorous as she had twenty years earlier when she rose to fame as the 1940s sex symbol in the movie classic The Outlaw, was in Sydney as part of a …

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Good Friday Appeal tradition continues

Flashback to 1972… and Temptation and Great Temptation hostess Barbara Rogers and Homicide star Leonard Teale (pictured) are promoting the Good Friday Appeal telethons for Melbourne’s HSV7 and Adelaide’s ADS7. The Adelaide telethon has long gone, but Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal continues to tap into the generosity of Victorians to raise funds …

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