Im­pact felt loud and clear

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SARAH Chester, of Wem­b­ley Downs, knows first­hand how money raised at the an­nual Ar­ti­tude Am­pli­fied for Telethon Speech and Hear­ing pos­i­tively af­fects fam­i­lies.

“We would have hid­den in a dark cup­board if not for Telethon Speech and Hear­ing,” the mum of seven said.

Her sec­ond youngest son Isaac is five and has at­tended the Wem­b­ley fa­cil­ity since three-yearold kindy.

“The sup­port this pro­gram pro­vides is next to none,” she said.

“It’s made a dif­fer­ence to how he pro­cesses in­for­ma­tion and has de­vel­oped his lan­guage skills, but it’s mostly con­trib­uted to his so­cial skills.”

Ms Chester is help­ing or­gan­ise the 18th Ar­ti­tude Am­pli­fied with Cottes­loe res­i­dent and so­cial me­dia in­flu­encer Melissa Gra­ham, who has re­cently re­turned to Perth af­ter 10 years in Sin­ga­pore.

“My mum’s youngest brother at­tended Telethon Speech and Hear­ing, so we’ve al­ways had that af­fil­i­a­tion,” she said.

Paul Gul­lotti, of Gul­lotti Gal­leries, has re­turned to cu­rate a col­lec­tion of unique and rare art from in­ter­na­tional and na­tional artists, in­clud­ing Los An­ge­les-based artist Mr. Brain­wash, whose street art and con­tem­po­rary pieces are highly sought af­ter.

The Mu­seum Col­lec­tion on the night will also fea­ture Aus­tralian artists such as Lucks, Cather­ine Christie, Ja­nine Daddo, Becky Blair and Wendy Arnold while WA tal­ent Drew Straker and sculp­tor April Pine will fea­ture as part of the New Works, New Faces col­lec­tion.

Picture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d483352

Sarah Chester and Melissa Gra­ham with works by Mr Brain­wash do­nated by Gul­lotti Gal­leries, pro­mot­ing the Ar­ti­tude fundraiser.

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