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Helping Hand from Henderson Matusch

From parading their most colourful outfits for Loud Shirt Day, to volunteering at events, to even (safely) swinging their CEO off the Goodwill Bridge, financial planning firm Henderson Matusch has done it all when it comes to fundraising for Hear and Say.

Having supported Hear and Say since 2018, Henderson Matusch General Manager, Iain Rogers said the partnership was a strong reflection of the firm’s commitment to giving back to its community in meaningful ways.

“We have the privilege of being able to change our clients’ lives by assisting them to create a better financial future. When we were looking to align with a partner to further our corporate responsibility endeavours, it made sense to choose Hear and Say who focus on improving the future for children and families,” said Iain.

This year Henderson Matusch took part in Loud Shirt Day, with the global pandemic proving to be both inspiration for creative thinking and an opportunity to create some friendly competition within the office.

“This year was more of a challenge with many of our staff and business partners working remotely, and we decided that if we couldn’t all be together for Loud Shirt Day then we would try something different,” said Iain.

“Six weeks prior we split our business into three separate fundraising teams for a bit of in-house competition and left it to them to come up with ideas that would work both in and out of the office. It was great fun and allowed everyone to show a bit of innovation.”

This out-of-the-box thinking – including a Loud Shirt mountain climb of Mt Beerwah, office sausage sizzle and even an online sing-a-long in return for pledges from business partners – ultimately saw Henderson Matusch smash their previous Loud Shirt Day fundraising record by almost 500 per cent, and reach an outstanding total of $4,138.

Hear and Say wholeheartedly thanks Henderson Matusch for their ongoing support. It is only with the backing of generous, community-minded organisations like them that we can continue to deliver vital services to children born deaf or hard of hearing – and have lots of fun along the way!

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