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Ian and the team at Hymans are extremely passionate about giving back to the community. Over the past 30+ years, Hymans are proud to have raised tens of millions for charities, schools and individuals in need; and they won’t be stopping anytime soon. In addition to the fundraising events they organise and support, Hymans are committed to donating 2% of their turnover to charity annually, however, they always strive for more.

Ian’s dedication to supporting those living with a disability was born with his son, Alistair. Alistair was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth and only a short six weeks later, Ian was already a board member of the Down Syndrome Association. Down Syndrome is a congenital condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome, chromosome 21. Affecting approximately one in 700 babies, this condition alters how a baby develops both physically and mentally and in some cases, can cause additional health problems including hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnea or heart defects. Although a lifelong condition, introducing services that support speech, occupational and physical therapy early in life gives those affected by Down Syndrome the ability to improve their physical and intellectual abilities, allowing them to grow to their full potential.

Since Alistair’s diagnosis, Ian’s involvement in charities and disability organisations has only grown and he continues to host charity events across Australia every year. In 2017, Ian’s incredible efforts were recognised with his awarding of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Established by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, this prestigious award recognises outstanding achievements and service by Australian citizens.

Currently, Hymans continues to regularly support several charities that are instrumental in the provision of respite care, accommodation, education and employment for people with disabilities. These include, but are not limited to; CNS Precision Assembly, Inala, St Edmunds Special Needs School, Bayley house and Help Enterprises.

Even a little goes a long way, so any and all donations are greatly appreciated. To join the Hymans team in giving back to the community, please follow the links for any of the charities above to donate directly. Alternatively, feel free to contact the friendly team at reception@hymans.com.au to find out how you can contribute or be added to the mailing list for upcoming fundraising events.

References

• Centres For Disease Control and Prevention, ‘Facts About Down Syndrome’, CDC, Online, [no date], https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/downsyndrome.html (Accessed May 16, 2022)

• McCallum, J. ‘Ian Hyman Recognised With Medal Of The Order Of Australia For His Work Supporting People Living With A Disability’, The Daily Telegraph, Online, 2017, https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/downsyndrome.html (Accessed May 16, 2022)

Contact.

There’s no job too big or too small for the team at Hymans and we always strive to deliver on our clients specfific needs, so please reach out for an obligation free chat about how Hymans can help.

Sydney

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44 Pitt Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

T 02 8270 4444

Melbourne

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459 Little Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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BRISBANE QLD 4000

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