Celebs draw crowds as Telethon has a day out

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
VideoRohan Nichol on his visit to Bunbury and Telethon 2018.

Hundreds of people flocked to Bunbury Centrepoint shopping centre on Sunday for Telethon 2018 and to catch a glimpse of this year’s celebrity guests — The Chase Australia’s Issa Schultz and Home and Away star Rohan Nichol.

Those who attended were treated to showbags, rides, live entertainment, a visit from Doopa Dog and goodies including footballs signed by premiership AFL players, with all proceeds going to Telethon.

This year was Schultz’s first time outside of Perth despite coming to Telethon three years running.

“We had a wonderful drive down,” he said.

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“I've never been outside of Perth so it’s very exciting, I've met lots of lovely people and it’s all for a great cause.”

VideoIssa Schultz gives his opinion on his first time in Bunbury and third year at Telethon.

Home and Away star Nichol is no stranger to Bunbury and said he had many great memories here.

“Telethon is great, Telethon is just magic,” he said.

Centrepoint marketing manager Diana Ashworth-Weeden said the day had been a success, having sold out of showbags, the rides always being booked up and more than $17,000 being raised before a cheque for a further $50,000 was donated by the shopping centre and its partners.

Both Schultz and Nichol said they loved being part of Telethon and plan to return for as many years as they are welcome and are both looking forward to returning to Bunbury.

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