We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Hear and Say Charity Ride. The day was a huge success with us all raising a whopping $3,821.15 all to be donated to the Hear and Say organisation. The day started out a little cloudy so we were unsure how the weather would be on arrival to Peel Island. Luckily the clouds disappeared and the sun shone, making it a glorious day for such a long ride. Many of the riders that joined did so at The Spit Boat Ramp along with the JSW Team. Here Anthony Antees, our most experienced rider, briefed the group on the route to Peel Island making sure everyone knew to look out for each other and watch their speed considering the number of riders in the water.
Due to the length of the ride many joined us along the way increasing the number of PWC significantly. In all the ride took approximately 1hr 10 minutes, with some slower paced riders arriving a little later with our safety boat. Approximately 100 PWC joined us on the beach at Peel Island, which was a fantastic turn out. On arrival riders could purchase raffle tickets to enter the draw to win some amazing prizes including a Sirocco inflatable boat worth over $1000! The sausage sizzle went down a treat with all the hungry riders and everyone seemed to lap up the amazing views from the beautiful Horseshoe Bay.
Congratulations to all that won prizes in the raffle and thank you to the very eager helpers who chose the winning tickets. We hope that all involved enjoyed the day, the JSW team had an absolute ball! We feel extremely humbled that so many people supported us to raise an astonishing $3,821.15 for such a great cause, thank you for your donations and for joining us on the ride. Finally, thank you to all the JSW staff members for giving your valuable time to make such an amazing day happen!
Published 30th September -
Hear and Say is one of the leading paediatric Auditory-Verbal and Implantable Technologies (including cochlear implants) organisations in the world, teaching children who are deaf to hear, listen and speak since 1992. This year more than 1,500 children and young adults affected by hearing loss will benefit from our programs and services. It costs Hear and Say more than $10,000 each year for up to six years to teach one profoundly deaf child to learn to listen and speak. This means we must rely on our fundraising events and activities, and the generous support of our donors and partners.
Hearing is the sense by which sound is perceived. Our brains differentiate between sounds by recognising differences in volume (intensity) and pitch (frequency). As we develop from infanthood, we are constantly listening to sounds and speech around us. As our brains begin to attach meaning to sound we learn to recognise sounds and voices and then learn to understand the meaning of words and speech. After much listening, we begin to learn to speak. In this way, hearing is necessary for the normal development of spoken language which is an essential part of communication. How do we hear? In order to hear normally, a complete and clear signal must be transmitted to the brain from the external environment via the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear and hearing nerve. Sound is gathered by the outer ear and sent down the ear canal to the eardrum. The sound causes the eardrum to vibrate which sets the three tiny bones in the middle ear into motion. The motion of the bones causes the fluid in the inner ear to move. The movement of the inner ear fluid causes the hair cells in the cochlea to bend. The hair cells proceed to change the movement into electrical pulses. These electrical impulses are transmitted to the hearing (auditory) nerve and up to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound.
JSW Powersports are inviting you to join us to raise money for Hear and Say. We will be riding to the beautiful Peel Island on October 18th and we want as many people to join us as possible! To register, donate and find out more information visit our Ride Day Registration Page.
As well as the Ride Day the JSW team will also be participating in Loud Shirt Day. Loud Shirt Day is a positive fundraising campaign – Friday 16 October 2015. It’s an excuse to wear your brightest clothes (love ‘em, hate ‘em, whatever) and raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children. Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as your clothes have colour and pizzazz, it will be perfect for Loud Shirt Day. If you want to help us to support this fantastic charity... and see our team dressed in the most ridiculous shirts please visit our Hear and Say fund raising page and make a donation. Loud shirt day pictures to follow......