Get LOUD! and help support WA children living with a hearing, speech and/or language impairment.
In collaboration with Telethon, Telethon Speech & Hearing is launching Get LOUD! This is a fundraising initiative entirely unique to Western Australia.
WHAT IS Get LOUD! ALL ABOUT?
In WA, Get LOUD! supports Telethon Speech & Hearing, a not-for-profit organisation which helps children with hearing, speech and language impairments.
The funds raised from GET LOUD! will make a huge difference to the children and families who attend Telethon Speech & Hearing. Money raised will enable us to provide the intensive therapy services to the many children and families that need our help and support year after year.
HELP US RAISE $100,000 TO HELP KIDS HEAR & SPEAK
This year’s fundraising goal is $100,000 and we hope everyone in the WA community will support us in our efforts.
Fundraising for Get LOUD! is easy. It is a great excuse to dress up in your loudest and brightest outfits. Loud shirts, pants, dresses, even hair and accessories, the list of possibilities is endless.
Choose a date between now and the 18th of October 2017 and start planning your Get LOUD! event. Whether it be a morning tea, lunch or sundowner, the choice of event is up to you.
SHARE THE CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is an extremely powerful tool in sharing the Get LOUD! message.
If you sign up online at Everyday Hero, you can share your page link by email and Facebook to ask family and friends for their support.
Remember to tag @telethonspeechhearing and #getloud in your social media posts so we can see you getting LOUD! for hearing and speech & language impaired children around WA!
Get LOUD! 2017 AMBASSADORS
Oliver’s hearing loss was first detected when he was just three days old, during a newborn screening test in hospital by Telethon Speech & Hearing. After several more tests, ‘Ollie’ was soon diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss and 15 months later, with Pendred Syndrome.
“It wasn’t what we expected at all as we had no family history of hearing loss,” says mum Lisa.
“Our worries were that he wouldn’t be able to do the things that most young babies or kids could do, like speak, listen to music or communicate with family and friends.”
Now two years of age, Ollie is now a charismatic and confident young child thanks to his diagnosis as a newborn and Early Intervention planning through Telethon Speech & Hearing.
“We believe it gave Ollie the best start and program to develop, monitor and grow his speech and language,” says mum Lisa. “He is constantly monitored through sessions and testing which gives us a lot of confidence that we are providing him with the best program for his needs.”
Harry first arrived at Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) when he was just three years old. Back then he was a very quiet little boy who couldn’t even say his own name.
However with team-based care and support from the Talkabout Program at TSH, Harry is now a bright and energetic five-year-old who continues to surprise and delight everyone with his unbelievable development.
“Friends and family are astounded by the evelopment in Harry’s receptive and expressive language,” says mum Marianne. “They can’t believe just how much progress he has made!”
“As parents, we strongly feel that under the explicit teaching and guidance of TSH, the foundations are being laid for Harry to meet his full potential and have an enjoyable school career.”
Need more help getting your fundraising started? Please use our resources below to make your fundraising for Get LOUD! easy and successful.
DOWNLOAD & DISPLAY MATERIALS
Download, print out and display our Get LOUD! materials in your organisation.