Telethon Speech & Hearing acknowledge all partners, benefactors and supporters who make amazing things happen every year for our children and their families.
Channel 7 Telethon Trust
Telethon Speech & Hearing is a very proud member of the Telethon Family and very grateful to the generosity of the people of Western Australia. TSH first became a beneficiary of Telethon in 1984. Since then, Telethon has enabled Telethon Speech & Hearing to grow from an organisation providing services to a few hundred children a year to now being able to provide vital services for up to 14,000 children and their families annually. In 2005, TSH became a named beneficiary and in 2014 became a perpetual beneficiary.
The Chevron Pilbara Ear Health Program commenced in West Pilbara in 2011. The program focuses on bringing specialist ear health services to Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara. Since the inception of the program, there has been a significant reduction in ear disease from 35% in 2011 to 18% in 2014, in all children screened. Without the Chevron Ear Health Program and the generosity of Chevron, Telethon Speech & Hearing would not be able to screen close to 5,000 children annually, reducing the incidence of middle ear disease in Aboriginal communities.
(More information available on our Ear Health Program page).
Western Australian Government
Telethon Speech & Hearing has a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with the WA Government delivering early intervention services for deaf and hard of hearing children and an ear health and hearing screening program. This partnership has resulted in a reduction in ear disease for Aboriginal children in the Perth metropolitan, South West and Wheatbelt regions and well as supporting the introduction and maintenance of universal newborn hearing screening.
Through the generosity of the people of Western Australia supporting Lotterywest, Telethon Speech & Hearing has been the beneficiary of many very welcome grants to allow provision of the state of the art facilities that are now available at our Wembley campus.
Perth Airport plays a significant role in the economic, social and cultural activities of this State by facilitating travel and employment, connecting people and places, and providing support for communities.
It is the fourth busiest airport in Australia in terms of passenger traffic, and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year. Almost 14 million passengers travelled through Perth Airport during the 2015/16 financial year.
Perth Airport is part of a 2,105 hectare estate with sufficient capacity to expand and meet projected commercial aviation demands for the next 40 years and beyond.
The West Australian
The West Australian is a leading news source in Perth and WA. Breaking local and world news from sport and business to lifestyle and current affairs.
The West Australian daily newspaper is part of Seven West Media, bringing you the top news reports of the day, breaking news, sport, business, entertainment, lifestyle, video and opinion.
The Hearing Research and Support Foundation
The Foundation’s aim is to support the education and development of children with hearing, speech or language difficulties to assist them to develop spoken language. The Foundation has been a significant supporter of Telethon Speech & Hearing for many years providing bursaries and other funding to support the children attending TSH programs.
The Crommelin Family
As one of the founding families of Telethon Speech & Hearing, the Crommelin family has supported TSH over many years. Their Daughter Jennifer was one of the first students to attend the school and the Crommelin Family Centre at our Wembley Campus proudly bears their name.
Bill and Rhonda Wyllie
During Bill Wyllie’s childhood, he was provided with considerable support from children’s homes and orphanages. His generous capacity for contribution was a value in which he instilled into his family and company for years to come. Bill and Rhonda Wyllie were actively involved in the planning and development of many medical research projects within Western Australia. They provided substantial support in the construction of purpose-built facilities for organisations such as the Salvation Army, Arthritis Foundation, Lions Eye Institute and Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre.
After Bill Wyllie passed, Rhonda Wyllie’s interest in community fundraising grew stronger and her involvement progressively increased. She established the Rhonda Wyllie Foundation; a base for all donations and sponsorships to be considered. To this day, Rhonda Wyllie maintains a strong contribution to the community and supports her foundation in funding regular donations to a variety of charities within Western Australia.
Frank Tomasi Family Trust
The largest building on our Wembley campus proudly bears the name Bendat Parent and Community Centre in acknowledgement of the generosity and kindness of Jack Bendat in supporting the establishment of that building. More than 500 community groups, clubs and business use the venue every year, totalling many thousands of visitors annually.
Stan Perron Charitable Foundation
Founding TSH Benefactor
In 1978 prominent Perth businessman Stan Perron established the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, providing a formal structure for establishing his philanthropy work which focuses mainly on the health of Western Australian children. Stan Perron Charitable Foundation is trustee for the Stan Perron Charitable Trust, which donates about $5 million to almost 150 charities each year.
Following the passing of Mr Perron in 2018, his daughter Elizabeth Perron took over as chair of the Foundation.