Golfers at a Suncorp Stadium charity day have dug deep and come up with almost $15,800 to help sponsor a child on his journey into the world of sound at the Hear and Say Centre at Auchenflower.
Mr Reeves said the kind donation was raised by stadium hirers, sponsors and suppliers and will benefit 18 month old Jonathon Olesk who recently had a Cochlear implant.
“The Hear and Say Centre does a great job giving children and their parents the support and programs needed for children with hearing difficulties to reach their full potential,” Mr Reeves said.
“This is the second year funds raised by the Stadium golf day are going toward helping little Jonathon who is learning how to stand and walk and is now beginning to develop speech skills.
“I pay tribute to the Stadium hirers, sponsors and suppliers together with Former Origin Greats, represented by Gene Miles, Wally Lewis and Gary Belcher who all contributed to the success of the day.”
The Bligh Government is a proud financial sponsor of Hear and Say and this year announced $4.46 million to assist the organisation with its ongoing achievements.
About “Hear and Say”
“Hear and Say” is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centres in the world, teaching children who are deaf or hearing impaired to listen and speak since 1992.
Its aim is for all children to achieve appropriate speech and language like their hearing peers by six years of age, giving them the opportunity for a mainstream education, employment of choice and social integration with the hearing world.
Further information: http://www.hearandsaycentre.com.au/