Melbourne, we didn't reach $780,000 but it has been truly inspirational reaching $617,703 at around 10:30pm, with phones still ringing! Thank you so, so much.
Your donations - big or small - both mean the world to us. It is your generosity, your giving and your love. We are truly grateful for all of your support and we pray that you are blessed in in every way and that God meets all your needs.
Chimes, sloppy kisses, love notes and heart balloons were all part of the appeal. Donors matched other donors while our presenters were up for the challenge to not be the last to raise $5,000.
Kel threw on some lippy and Ken got his legs waxed (don't know what's going on there, not very..appealing!).
We've heard stories of kids saving then giving their 'life savings', donors ringing in to double donations and kids come into the studio to donate in person.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to those who gave. If you haven't but would still like to, you can via our secure website until Saturday night, the last day of the financial year.