August 17, 2017
Today, the WA Labor Party prepared to Get LOUD! in support of WA children impacted by hearing, speech and language impairments.
2017 Get LOUD! ambassador Oliver Webb, 2 years, presented commemorative pins to the WA Labor Party, whose members will hold a morning tea on 14 September to help raise awareness of the Get LOUD! campaign.
Oliver is diagnosed with permament progressive bilateral hearing loss, which was picked up through a newborn hearing screening performed by Telethon Speech & Hearing a few days after birth. He currently receives intensive therapy in the organisation’s early intervention program for babies and young children with hearing loss.
Cassie Rowe MLA, Caucus Secretary of the State Parliamentary Labor Party will accept the pins on behalf of the WA Labor party.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Telethon Speech & Hearing initiative Get LOUD! which provides vital services to children across WA, such as early intervention programs, occupational therapy support and one on one speech pathology assistance in the classroom,” said Rowe.
“This is a wonderful program and we are pleased to be supporting Get LOUD!”
Get LOUD! is a community fundraising initiative that encourages you to wear your boldest and brightest outfit to work or school while raising funds for Telethon Speech & Hearing.
All eligible individuals or groups who Get LOUD! between now and October 18 will have the opportunity present the final Get LOUD! donation cheque at Telethon later this year.