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Fifty years ago -- just one year after
television was launched into
Adelaide homes -- Channel 9 s
then managing director Bill Davies
registered a fundraising venture called
Telethon has been through a few
changes since then, but its central
fundraiser -- the house and land lottery
-- remains a favourite with South
Australians and has raised more than
$13 million for 295 charities.
This year s offering of a Distinctive
Homes House and Land package
at Munno Para West has already
attracted $160,000 of ticket sales just
days after its launch.
This is more than double the
amount raised for the same time last
year and has the Home and Land
Lottery well on its way to raising its
The notion of a house as a fund-
raiser goes back to 1962 when Channel
9 Telethon offered a House of Hope
built at Rostrevor. The project offered
the opportunity for a member of the
public to win a home and land package.
"A fee of 25 cents allowed entrants
to guess the value of the home -- the
person guessing the exact or the
closest value won the prize," Channel
9 Telethon director Pam Howells said
"Auditors held sealed envelopes
from each supplier for every
component of the home and after the
competition date these were opened
"All entry forms were checked and
the winner announced."
In 1971 Channel 9 Telethon took
advantage of changes to lotteries
regulations and changed the House
of Hope fundraising project into the
Home and Land Lottery, which has
lasted the forty years since.
The state-of-the-art home at Munno
Para West is fully furnished and the
winner has the choice to keep the
house and land package worth $450,000
or take $250,000 in cash.
The lottery home at Lot 9, Freeman
Avenue, Playford Alive (Munno Para
West) will be open until November 28
from 1pm to 5pm daily.
"Every year SA delights us with
their openness to give back and we
know 2010 will be no different," Ms
"Tickets can be bought through any
of the 18 nominated charities, from
the Channel 9 Telethon website and
the lottery home, so it s easy to get
The lottery will be drawn on
December 1 at the Channel 9 studios.
This year s Telethon home, worth $450,000
Even at 50
has more than
two decades experience in South
Australia s media, communica-
tions and public relations
She joins Hughes Public
Relations as a consultant to the
banking and finance, mining
and resources, defence, aviation,
energy, property, education and
long serving CEO Greg Box.
Denice joins Cara after 14 years
as CEO of Leveda, a disability
service provider focusing on
people with severe disabilities in
the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
Prior to moving to Leveda,
Denice held a number of senior
roles at Cara, Scosa and the
former Intellectual Disability
as a new board
Master of Arts
in Italian literature and a decade
of experience in teaching Italian
at tertiary level, Paola has worked
in marketing since 2001.
She was the marketing and
business manager of para//elo,
an Adelaide-based cross cultural
theatre company from 2001 -- 2006,
then at Casula Powerhouse
(Sydney) from 2006 -- 2008 before
joining Ernst & Young from
2008 -- 2010. Paola is currently
the Adelaide Festival Centre s
marketing executive responsible
for the OzAsia Festival and Dance
the Director of local boutique
online software development
company Deadline Media, and
is a long-standing member of
Entrepreneurs Organisation. He
will oversee the South Australia
Chapter s charter to contribute
to the SA community by building
Internet, Mr Mbewe was security
consultant/capacity planner for
TechnoSys Consulting Services
and prior to that was an ICT
infrastructure manager with SA
The Board of
has made a
appointed managing director and
Gordon Hart has been appointed
Andrew Andrejewskis, a geolo-
gist, was previously the managing
director of SAPEX Limited, an
oil and gas exploration company.
He was also the director-general
of the Department of Mines &
Energy in South Australia.
Channel 9 Telethon Distinctive
Home and Land Lottery Launch at
Munno Para West.
1 Chris Stacey (Supreme Kitchens);
Darryl Bugg (Electrolux) and David
Smail (Distinctive Homes).
2 John Blaess (Land Management
Corporation); Lisa McAskill (Chan-
nel 9) and David Smail (Distinctive
3 Julie Durand and Skye Bayne
(Land Management Corporation).
4 Bob Roddie (Discount City
Carpets) and James Muncaster (Mr
Australian Graphic Design As-
sociation Pros&Cons exhibition
launch at Pipsneak Parkside.
5 Antony Cirocco and Jeremy Boyd.
6 Ivaylo Stamatov and Rosetta
AICC CEO Lunch at Innovate SA.
7 Sam Tucker (Tucker's Natural);
Karen Gillon (Leukaemia Founda-
tion) and Mark Adams (Telstra).
8 Sheridan Catt (Ceefa Consulting);
Mike Richards (Innovate SA); An-
drew Phillips (Brian Tracy Training)
and Greg Boundy (Innovate SA).
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