Hear­ing and be­liev­ing

Stirling Times - - Front Page - Denise S. Cahill

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

“We would have hid 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-year-old 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 so­cial me­dia in­flu­encer Melissa Gra­ham.

“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 unique art from in­ter­na­tional and na­tional artists.

West Aus­tralians Drew Straker and sculp­tor April Pine will fea­ture in the New Works, New Faces collection.

■ Ar­ti­tude Am­pli­fied is on June 16 at Crown Perth.

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

WEMBLEY Downs mother Sarah Ch­ester (left) and Melissa Gra­ham are us­ing art to raise money for Telethon Speech and Hear­ing. The pair are or­gan­is­ing an­nual fundraiser Ar­ti­tude Am­pli­fied at Crown Perth on Satur­day to help chil­dren such as Ms Ch­ester's son...

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