Grants mu­sic to the ears

Pilbara News - - News - Shan­non Beat­tie

Com­mu­nity groups in the Pil­bara have been given a boost through the lat­est round of grants from Eastern­well, a sub­sidiary of Broad­spec­trum.

Ear­bus Foun­da­tion of Western Aus­tralia, Kar­ratha Soft­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, Port Wal­cott Yacht Club, Dis­man­tle and Re­la­tion­ships Aus­tralia Western Aus­tralia shared more than $8500 in fund­ing.

Ear­bus pro­gram man­ager Emma Cahill said the grant would be used to pur­chase im­por­tant di­ag­nos­tic equip­ment.

“Our fo­cus is on early de­tec­tion of mid­dle ear dis­ease, and its po­ten­tial life-long ef­fects on Abo­rig­i­nal and at-risk chil­dren liv­ing in re­mote ar­eas of Western Aus­tralia,” she said.

Eastern­well has pro­vided more than $98,500 to 57 groups in the Pil­bara re­gion since 2011.

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