That's why I agreed to do the telethon , even though in the long term more than charity is needed.
Stanley used to work on the telethon every year, often as its announcer and always answering phones.
He is now trying to organise a community radio telethon to raise more money.
In the end, both the concert and the telethon raised more than a million dollars.
In September, a national telethon will be held to try to raise $5 million to help reconstruct the town.
In 1980 the appeal was broadcast for the first time as a telethon .
Earlier this month, Johnny was among a galaxy of stars who manned the phones at a televised tsunami telethon to raise money for victims of the Asian disaster..
But I'm begging people at this point, if you've never sent money in for a telethon , now is the time to do it.
Anyway, I think this is a marvelous initiative, so when the telethon to raise the required funds airs, give generously!
It is not yet known how much money was raised by the telethon but early predictions suggest it could be over £70 million.