The McDonnells

Telethon Parties

I'm fundraising for the Children's Hospital Foundation

Our own real life super hero Archie is this years ambassador for the Nine Telethon and we’re doing what we can to help #workwonders for sick kids as a part of the Nine Telethon for the Children's Hospital Foundation. 

In June 2020 at just 2 years old, Archie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and now 4 years old he has been a fighter for half his life already including countless hospital stays (including many emergency visits), chemotherapy treatments and procedures such as lumber punctures, blood tests, blood transfusions etc.  The Children's Hospital has pretty much been our second home since diagnosis.

Archie has a twin brother Marty and at the time of diagnosis his stay in hospital was the first time the boys had been apart, something that they both found very hard. 

We know first hand just how important the Children's Hospital Foundation is to help support families and sick kids in hospital as well as funding very much needed research.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation provide support and entertainment for sick and injured kids and their families. 

Kidzone has been a favourite while in the hospital, also great that supervision can be offered to allow carers to pop out for a hot coffee or a breath of fresh air! Activity and craft packs are also great when sitting and waiting for our appointments or an inpatient for some activities to help pass time. 

They also fund vital research and state-of-the-art equipment throughout Qld and Northern NSW Hospitals.

Please click the donate button and select an amount to work wonders for sick kids!

Tune in to Channel 9 at 7pm on the 23rd of April to hear the stories directly from the kids and their families, including ours, and listen to the likes Missy Higgins!

Thank you!!! 

My Achievements

Updated Profile Picture

Received a Donation

Shared Your Page

Raised over $300

Reached Fundraising Goal

My Updates

The Boys!

Wednesday 30th Mar
Keeping occupied while waiting in hospital thanks to the CHF activity packs.

Archie & Marty!

Tuesday 29th Mar
Little CHF stars... Archie and his biggest supporter, Marty!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jess & Jason King

Love you guys! Sending all our strength xoxoxoxoxo


Sally & Craig

Your strength, resilience and grace as a family is exceptional and Arch is the most amazing little man! Kicking cancers butt!


Ruth And Siegi Neubauer

Sending all our love.


Orla Mcdonnell

Lots of love from your cousins in Ireland Sharon, Jackie and Sinead xxxx



Spring will come ...


Bernie Murphy

All our love Archie....from Aunty Bernie, and John Corkk City Ureland 🇨🇮


Tony Hackett

Good luck today Archie. Xxxxx


Elizabeth Lansdown


Extraction Artisan Coffee

💛 #gratitude


John Cantwell

Well Done


Alicia Slade



Sandy Preston


Carly Carter


Holmberg Family

Continue to fight....


Orla Mcdonnell

My hero..archie


Shane Meade



David Taylor


Jim And Ally Fitzpatrick

Go Arch! You rock kiddo ❤️🙏💋🇦🇺🇮🇪


Ellen Roos

We hope the fundraising goes well. Does Archie do autographs 😀😀. We will be watching the telethon. Best wishes from Elen and Russell Roos


Crusty The Clown

Keep smashing it Archie ❤






The Morrys



Love ye x


Helen Newcombe


Sophie & Alex Healy



Marty Mc

Rock on our Super Hero Archie 🇨🇮☘


Katie Batt



Much love to you guys!


Editha Badenhorst

You’re a true superhero little man ! Love from your neighbours


V Hunter


Natalie Healy

Go Archie and Team Mc Donnell 🇮🇪


Tahlia Oconnor


Harvey Slade


Amy & Brendan

Go Arch


Barry I Watts


Linda Holmberg


Brian Fitzgerald

We’ll done guys 💪🏼


Angie Van Walle


Grace & Karlee X

Keep being a little superstar Archie xx


Jodie Beale


The Millers

One of the many brave families, congratulations on Archie’s progress 💙


Angela Hill

Sending lots of love!


Shauna O'mahony

From Cork, Ireland


Samantha Williams


Wayne Keast


David Staples


Holly Walton

Best wishes to Archie for a speedy recovery xx


Cherie & Vivi

We’ll keep ya.


Rachel & Evan Kennedy

Wishing you all the best Archie. Getting closer everyday to ringing that bell 🔔 and give it one hell of a bang so we can hear it here in Ireland 🇮🇪 💙. You hero xxxx