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Friday, November 14, 2008


Lyndhurst Primary School to host Rotary Club Pinetown fundraising show.

Making dreams real is Rotary's theme this year and fulfilling a little girl's dream of hearing again is exactly what the Rotary Club of Pinetown, with Edwin Piefel as President, is doing. Audiometric testing have revealed the presence of expected hearing loss in both ears for six-year old Georgia Train. She will require fully Tympanoplastic surgery to both ears which cost R60,000. Dr W.R Hackmann confirmed that a successful surgery will restore Georgia's hearing again.

Joanne Tatton, Georgia's Grade R teacher at Lyndhurst Primary School, said Georgia's hearing impairments are a great challenge to her. “She relies on watching what others are doing in order to follow instructions at school. In a classroom, a lot is based on auditory learning as well as visual learning. I am fairly sure Georgia has learned to lip-read. It is such a pity. Georgia is a lovely girl and has every potential, but is being held back because of her hearing impairments.”

Several fundraisers have been planned for Georgia's surgery. The Rotary Club in Pinetown will host a musical show, Dinner For One, to be performed by Ryan Dittmann and Mike Dunleavy with music by the well-known duo Mike and Partner.

The performance takes place at Lyndhurst Primary School on November 21 at 19h00. Tickets R60 from the school or from Phumzile at the New Germany Sport Club on 031 705 1510. A cash bar is available.