Hearing’s 50th sweet for couple
TELETHON Speech and Hearing in Wembley celebrate its 50th anniversary today.
It is an especially happy occasion for Michael and Jenny Pittaway, who met at the centre as children not long after it was founded.
Michael said he met his future wife at the centre in 1969, when it was in West Perth.
“In 1975 I moved to the same school as her – at Wembley. In 1978 I went to Servite College from Speech and Hearing Centre,” he said.
In 1992, the childhood sweethearts married.
“We have two boys – both hearing,” said Michael. “In October we will celebrate our 25th anniversary.”
Michael’s father, Graham Pittaway, is a life member of Telethon Speech and Hearing and the family has a long and revered association with the centre.
Telethon Speech and Hearing has spent the past 50 years helping enrich the lives of children and families with hearing, speech and language impairments.
This morning, new chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick welcomed people to a 50th Anniversary breakfast to honour the centre’s history and celebrate its achievements.
Jenny and Michael Pittaway are halfway to celebrating the same milestone as Telethon Speech and Hearing.