Riding the wave of kindness

Posted March 17, 2022
Riding the wave of kindness

Here at Telethon we are so proud to fund programs that offer unique experiences and create meaningful connections for children living with health challenges and disabilities in WA.

Ocean Heroes is a Western Australia based charity that aims to improve the wellbeing of those living with Autism and their families through surfing.

The not-for-profit was set up by experienced local surfers with one simple mission, use surfing as way for children living with ASD to learn social skills, boost self-esteem and connect with others.

Since its inception, Ocean Heroes has introduced over 5,000 people with ASD to the thrill of catching a wave!

The team behind Ocean Heroes is working hard on their next event series with funds from Telethon going towards the 2022 Regional Events Program.

Surfing the spectrum events

The program offers a unique opportunity for children with under-served needs to access a fun, supportive and free outdoor activity within their local community.

To register for their upcoming south coast tour, follow the links below:

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March @ Twilight Beach Esperance

Saturday 2nd April @ Middleton Beach Albany

Sunday 3rd April @ Ocean Beach Denmark

Telethon is proud to support Ocean Heroes so they can continue to provide quality, innovative services and support for children and teenagers living with Autism.