Leading children’s charity announced as finalists in business awards across three categories

28 Jun 2018
  • Outstanding Business Leader
  • Excellence in Business
  • Excellence in Innovation

 Thursday 28th June 2018 – Sydney, Australia – The Shepherd Centre, a NSW-based children’s charity helping deaf and hearing impaired children learn to listen and speak, has been announced as finalists in the City of Sydney Regional Business Awards in three categories.

World-leaders in early intervention for children with hearing loss, Newtown based charity The Shepherd Centre has been selected as finalists for Outstanding Business Leader (for their CEO Dr Jim Hungerford), Excellence in Business and Excellence in Innovation.  The awards recognise outstanding business people and businesses in the City of Sydney area.

Jim Hungerford, CEO of The Shepherd Centre, says that the organisation is thrilled to be recognised for its hard work.

‘We are so focused on supporting the hundreds of children and families that turn to us each year that we can sometimes forget to stop and reflect on our excellent outcomes and achievements,’ said Dr Hungerford. ‘The awards are a wonderful way for us, as an organisation, to feel recognised by our community and peers for the work that we do from a business perspective.’

Dr Hungerford said he was also deeply humbled at being selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Business Leader category.

A full list of finalists can be found at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/business/business-support/programs-and-seminars/business-awards.  Winners will be announced at a special gala dinner on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at Sydney Town Hall.

For further information on The Shepherd Centre visit www.shepherdcentre.org.au.


Media contact:
Jo Wallace, Senior Communications Manager, The Shepherd Centre
0407 201 394
[email protected]

About The Shepherd Centre:

The Shepherd Centre is a NSW-based not-for-profit organisation specialising in early intervention to help children who are deaf and hearing-impaired develop spoken language skills. Since its foundation, The Shepherd Centre has opened up a world of sound for more than 2,000 children who are deaf or hearing impaired. The organisation is recognised as a world leader in the field of Listening and Spoken Language early intervention, providing families with assistance to develop their child’s speech, so they can reach their full potential. The Shepherd Centre relies heavily upon fundraising and donations to support the more than 500 Australian families who turn to them for help each year. The services cost nearly $20,000 per year per child and the funds donated help give deaf and hearing impaired children access to critical services. More information: www.shepherdcentre.org.au.

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