The Good Friday Appeal Shines on Seven
Seven’s annual broadcast live this Friday on Channl 7 and 7plus Some of the biggest names in television and entertainment will gather on Friday, 7 April to raise vital funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital, when the Seven Network broadcasts the annual Good Friday Appeal from midday on Channel 7 in Melbourne and nationally on […]
Seven’s annual broadcast live this Friday on Channl 7 and 7plus
Some of the biggest names in television and entertainment will gather on Friday, 7 April to raise vital funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital, when the Seven Network broadcasts the annual Good Friday Appeal from midday on Channel 7 in Melbourne and nationally on 7plus.
The Good Friday Appeal is an institution which unites Victorians to raise much-needed funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. This year marks the 66th year Seven has broadcast the iconic event and the network is proud to continue the tradition on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus.
Hosts Larry Emdur and 7NEWS Melbourne’s Peter Mitchell, Rebecca Maddern, Jane Bunn and Mike Amor will be joined by a galaxy of stars from Sunrise, Home and Away, Farmer Wants A Wife, Blow Up, The Chase Australia, 7NEWS and 7SPORT, plus some of the country’s most-loved comedians and musicians.
The annual Good Friday AFL blockbuster takes centre stage from 4.00pm, when North Melbourne take on Carlton in the SuperClash at Marvel Stadium. Football’s #1 commentary team will bring fans all the action live and free from the ground, including a half-time goal shoot-out with two former club greats to raise funds for the Appeal.
From 7.30pm, Seven’s The Morning Show and The Chase Australia host Larry Emdur, 7SPORT’s Hamish McLachlan and 7NEWS Melbourne’s Peter Mitchell and Rebecca Maddern will host a jam-packed live night show, with help from Sunrise’s Mark Beretta at the Country Board and 7NEWS’ Paul Dowsley from the phone room.
Superstar singer-songwriter Kate Ceberano will lead a group of Australia’s most-loved musicians including Anthony Callea, Rob Mills, Home and Away’s Matt Evans and 2023 Australian Idol winner Royston Noell.
Panellists will include beloved Australian actor and Blow Up co-host Stephen Curry, 7SPORT favourites Abbey Holmes, Matthew Richardson, Brad Hodge and Damien Fleming, and Home and Away stars Lynne McGranger, Ada Nicodemou, Shane Withington, Emily Weir, Adam Rowland, Stephanie Panozzo and Angelina Thomson. Acclaimed comedians Ross Noble, Dilruk Jayasinha, Cal Wilson, Brett Blake and Diana Nguyen will also bring plenty of laughs.
Larry Emdur said: “I’ve always loved the Good Friday Appeal and the special place it holds in the heart of Australians. After having such an incredible experience last year, I couldn’t wait to put my hand up again to jump on Seven’s 2023 broadcast. We’ve gathered our biggest, best and funniest talent line-up yet. I cannot wait to see what we get up to!”
7NEWS Melbourne anchor Peter Mitchell said he is incredibly grateful to be part of the Good Friday Appeal once again, marking his 35th consecutive year with the Appeal on Seven.
“As a father and grandfather, I believe there is no better cause than helping sick children,” he said. “I’m so proud of the fact that the generosity of Victorians every year has helped make The Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville one of the top paediatric hospitals in the world.
“Our thousands of wonderful volunteers work all year round to raise much-needed funds for young patients, but on Good Friday, we are the privileged ones who get to bring it all together with our telethon. I can assure you we never take that for granted. It is an absolute honour.”
Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin said: “The Good Friday Appeal is a truly special event on the Victorian calendar, and we are honoured to once again deliver this iconic day to Australians.
“There are so many reasons to watch the Appeal, most importantly, to support such an important cause so close to the heart of all Victorians. The Good Friday Appeal’s ongoing success is a brilliant reflection of the strong partnership between media partners the Seven Network and the Herald Sun.”
Good Friday Appeal Executive Director, Rebecca Cowan said: “We’re incredibly thankful to Seven for their ongoing support of the Good Friday Appeal each and every year. We also send our deepest gratitude to Peter Mitchell, who this year celebrates an incredible 35 years with the Appeal, it has been an honour to have his support over the years.
“We can’t wait to see what is in store for the telethon broadcast and know it’ll be the best broadcast yet!”
In 2022, the Good Friday Appeal raised a history-making tally of $22,328,154 for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, with the money funding ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, education and family-centred care programs.