Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will launch himself from the Goodwill Bridge on Friday 10 May, in an effort to support and raise money for local charity Hear and Say.
Cr Schrinner said he would join The Gap Ward Councillor Steven Toomey to support Hear and Say and raise much-needed funds to help local children with hearing loss learn how to speak and listen.
“Hear and Say was most recently a beneficiary of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Easter Appeal and I am looking forward to taking that support to the next level by leaping off the Goodwill Bridge to help local children with hearing loss,” he said.
“As Lord Mayor, my vision is to make the Brisbane of tomorrow better than the Brisbane of today and I hope by raising at least $1000 for this important cause, I can help make the lives of local children with hearing loss that little bit brighter.”
Hear and Say CEO, Chris McCarthy who will be leaping alongside Cr Schrinner, said he was thrilled to have the Lord Mayor’s support.
“I can’t think of a better way to help children with hearing loss than participate in Australia’s most thrilling fundraiser to show we will go the extra mile for our Hear and Say families,” Mr McCarthy said.
“The funds raised from this year’s event will support Hear and Say’s Early Intervention Programs which will help children who are deaf learn to listen and speak just like their hearing peers.
“Money raised will go directly towards children who are impacted by hearing loss – $75 can help our audiology team complete a detailed assessment report on a child’s hearing.”
As a not-for-profit organisation, Hear and Say must raise more than $10,000 each year for up to six years to fill the funding gap for one child with hearing loss to listen and speak.
Visit www.hearandsay.com.au/goodwill-bridge-swing for more information. To donate to Hear and Say via the Lord Mayor’s fundraising page, visit https://www.mycause.com.au/page/202985/lord-mayor-adrian-schrinner/#show-share.