The River Murray Operations team is gearing up to help raise funds for the Cora Barclay Centre and are looking for staff to book a table of 10 at the centre’s annual trivia night on 3 November at the Thebarton Community Centre.
The Cora Barclay Centre has been teaching children to listen and speak for over 70 years. It is a not-for-profit charity partially funded by government resources that relies on fundraising to be able to deliver its services.
Several River Murray Operations staff are volunteering their time to help run the trivia night next month in support of Operations Officer Kimberley Williamson.
‘When my eldest daughter, Hazel, was born we quickly discovered that she had a moderate to severe hearing loss,’ Kimberley said.
‘Our family was thrown into an unknown world of hearing aids, cochlear implants, medical speak, appointments and therapy types. We were unsure if she would ever hear us tell her we loved her.
‘Fast track 5 years and Hazel’s hearing loss has developed to profound and she has a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. She is doing amazingly well and is responding to sounds that she has not heard before.
‘Without the support of my co-workers and the dedication of the centre our family would have struggled.
‘We would love to see some DEW staff come out and support the centre at the trivia night.’
To book a table or find out more, contact Kimberley or visit the Cora Barclay website.