Photo Opportunities – Thursday 2pm – 5pm 7th September
Hear and Say Centre 29 Nathan Ave, Ashgrove QLD 4060
InXpress and 1300 4 Gardening Franchisees combine to refresh
the therapy garden for Hear and Say children in Brisbane
International Shipping expert, InXpress and the 1300 4 Gardening Team will join forces this Thursday to assist the Hear and Say centre in Ashgrove. A team of approximately 35 Franchisees and Managers from both companies will pull out the mulch and shovels to assist Hear and Say to put smiles on the faces of children with hearing loss, as part of their annual Australian Sales Conference.
InXpress and 1300 4 Gardening are committed to making a difference to families and communities across Australia. Franchisees along with and their teams will spend an afternoon working together to refresh Hear and Say’s gardens and play areas.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]
“We are delighted to be able to make a small difference with our Franchisees to the children and families who visit Hear and Say. They do an amazing job providing children with the best start, so that they can hear, speak and live to fulfill their potential and we are honored to be afforded the opportunity to contribute in this small way” said Glen Mckay General Manager Australia.
In 2017, Hear and Say supports more than 900 children across its Early Intervention, Audiology services, speech, and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills development programs said Chris McCarthy, Hear and Say CEO. “Companies like InXpress and 1300 4 Gardening help us to support the families who need our services, and we are so grateful to their staff for rolling up their sleeves so that our facilities are safe and engaging for children as they undertake therapy.”
InXpress and 1300 4 Gardening contributed over $7,000 in supplies and labour to rejuvenate the sand pit, vegetable gardens and general grounds, providing Hear and Say children and families with both a sanctuary and elements of tangible education.
Hear and Say’s aim is to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a mainstream school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. Hear and Say interfaces state-of-the-art hearing technology (such as digital hearing aids and implantable technology like cochlear implants) with their Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach to achieve world-class listening and speaking outcomes for deaf children.
1300 4 Gardening was launched in Brisbane in 1999 by Joel Farmer. The team holds many years of experience operating in 8 locations across Queensland in all areas of garden detailing. The experienced team were a valuable part of the activity, providing advice and assistance to ensure the Hear and Say gardens and grounds are carefully nurtured and maintained.
InXpress is an international and domestic shipping company that began as a family business in the UK in 1999 and now operates 360 franchises in 13 countries. InXpress Australia opened for business in 2009 and now has 40 franchises across the nation. InXpress is committed to Giving Back and organizes bi-annual events and opportunities in all countries and major regions across Asia Pacific, The Americas, UK and Europe.
Contact: Meredith Ham, Marketing Australia, InXpress. Phone +61418 600919 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about Hear and Say please contact Victoria Page, Hear and Say Communications Specialist at email@example.com or 0448 037 663.
About Hear and Say
Established in 1992 by Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Hear and Say today provides services and programs to children, young adults and families across our Queensland centres as well as e-Auditory-Verbal Therapy and e-Audiology programs reaching out to rural and remote families. Hear and Say also provides speech pathology services, school hearing screening and paediatric hearing services – as a child’s hearing can change over time.
Our aim is to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. Hear and Say interfaces state-of-the-art hearing technology (digital hearing aids and implantable technology such as cochlear implants) with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach.
As a not-for-profit organisation Hear and Say must raise more than $10,000 each year, for up to five years, to fill the funding gap so that one child with hearing loss to hear, listen and speak.
Hear and Say is committed to using clinical research to measure outcomes and its success lies in the vital role that parents/caregivers play in teaching their children to listen and speak.