Carnival fun at Centre Point for kids’ cause

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Local performers prepare for a big weekend at the highly anticipated Telethon Carnival event at Centre Point shopping centre.
Camera IconLocal performers prepare for a big weekend at the highly anticipated Telethon Carnival event at Centre Point shopping centre. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Doopa Dog will make an appearance at Bunbury Centre Point Shopping Centre for the annual Telethon weekend event, raising money to go towards sick children in Western Australia.

Since 1968 West Australians have raised more than $306 million through Telethon, with last year’s total smashing a record of more than $38 million.

Bunbury Centre Point shopping centre marketing manager Tiana Pomaybo said she was thrilled to be part of the Telethon Bunbury celebrations.

“On the Saturday we will have performances from X5,” Ms Pomaybo said.

“I’m quite new to Western Australia but I think it is so important to get the community together and raising funds for such a good cause.”

X5 Academy Bunbury’s Will Tuck said he and his team would be doing live demonstrations, with plenty of flips and tricks.

“We will be doing some performances, we’ve got three lined up for the day as well as some workshops for kids of all ages teaching them the basic skills of parkour,” Mr Tuck said.

Ms Pomaybo said this year’s Telethon Carnival on Sunday would feature Top Jazz Ballet dance group, local singers, bouncy castles, Channel 7 celebrities and a live auction on stage.

This year’s celebrities would be Lukas Radovich from Home and Away, who plays Ryder Jackson and Carolyn Burns-McCrave, the interior designer from House Rules.

Ms Pomaybo said the celebrities will be arriving between 12pm and 1pm.

“We will be auctioning off VIP limo rides with the two celebrities and they will also be doing autographs on the day,” she said.

The Telethon carnival will begin at 10am and finish up at 3pm with plenty of fun activities for all.

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