ROTARY CLUB YOUTH COMMITTEE HELPING OUR KIDS

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Wednesday 12 September 2018
MEDIA RELEASE



Pictured above (L-R):
  Frank Biviano (Rotary Youth Committee member), Sarah Jackson (BCH Speech Pathologist),  Joyce Ball (Rotary Youth Committee member), Stacy Coleman (BCH Occupational Therapist), Jackie Goodman (BCH Allied Health Manager), Brian Holloway (Chair Rotary Youth Committee),  Janette McNair (BCH Manager Speech, Nutrition & Youth), Louise Sparkes (BCH Acting CEO), Kathryn McHugh (Speech Pathologist).


ROTARY CLUB YOUTH COMMITTEE HELPING OUR KIDS

A recent donation of $4,000 and 3 new iPads to the Phillip Island Health Hub has been gratefully received from the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo.

 

This donation from Rotary Club’s Youth Committee will mean local children have specialist Paediatric equipment, as well as a Paediatric Therapy and waiting room area that is bright and fun-filled, making visits to the Hub for kids much more exciting.

 

The specialised, state of the art tools for child Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology are used by the Specialist Bass Coast Health (BCH) staff to advance child development and rehabilitation, including speech and fine and gross motor skills,

 

Brian Holloway, Chair of Rotary’s Youth Committee said “I get great joy from seeing the positive impact our club is able to contribute towards.  Its hard work raising funds, but vitally important that we ensure our young people have access to all the opportunities they need to thrive.”

 

Jan Child, CEO of BCH said “Decorating the therapy and waiting areas with jungle wall decals, toys and child furniture helps remove any fear children may have going to a health service.  Our aim is to make a visit to the hub an exciting experience that also improves stimulation, engagement and cooperation with the specialist staff. 

 

“The support of our community is a great benefit to us all, and we cannot thank Rotary enough for this support”.