Senses Australia Charity Lawn Bowls Event

Senses Australia’s Charity Lawn Bowls Day

Senses Australia Charity Lawn Bowls Event

Senses Australia had its origins 118 years ago as the Royal WA Institute for the Blind, then amalgamated with the WA Deafblind Association in 2001 to become Senses Foundation Inc.  Renamed Senses Australia in 2013, it is now the primary advocate and service provider for people with disabilities, including unique services for people who are deafblind.

Senses on the Green - Friday 15 November 2013

Enter a team of four players to participate in the fun-filled Senses on the Green Lawn Bowls Competition. Enter before 30th September 2013 and get an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $50 for one team or $100 for two teams!

By entering a team you will:

• Receive a delicious gourmet lunch

• Be exposed to great networking opportunities

• Enjoy a selection of wonderful local wines and ice cold beers

• Be entertained by Chris Murphy

• Have a chance to win some great prizes

• Experience the amazing atmosphere and stunning beauty of Mosman Park’s million dollar views

• Enjoy fun raffles and an exciting Silent Auction



Funds raised will support Senses Australia Starfish water babies program.

When little Logan Masiello was born he appeared to be a perfectly healthy, bouncing baby. Nine months later it was obvious that Logan wasn’t developing at the same rate as other children, so his parents Jaimi and Ross started looking for answers.

After extensive testing, Logan was diagnosed with a Global Developmental Delay around his first birthday. This condition refers to a delay in at least two important areas of development, such as motor skills, speech and language and learning ability. While it can be frustrating for some parents, Jaimi says it was a relief to finally be given a medical diagnosis that explained their son’s condition.

“We were questioning ourselves and wondering if we’d done something wrong,” Jaimi explains. “We could see Logan wasn’t developing in the same way as his older sister, Bailey, but we couldn’t understand why when we had done everything the same.”

Logan began therapy at Princess Margaret Hospital but a year ago was referred to Senses Australia for a full range of services. Now two-and-a-half, he receives weekly home visits for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy from Senses’ team of dedicated therapists.

Logan also attends Senses’ popular Starfish program - a water-based playgroup run by therapists that gives children the opportunity to sing, learn sign language and play to develop strength, endurance, a sense of touch and expressive speech.

“Logan loves being in the water,” says Jaimi. “I think it gives him a freedom of movement he doesn’t experience while on land. Since he started I’ve noticed a definite change in his muscle development and strength and we are now hopeful he may walk within the next 12 months.”

The Starfish program operates in first and fourth terms, providing vital stimulation for up to 16 pre-school children with a range of disabilities. It costs $10000 to run the 12-week program.

In 2013 Senses Australia is again asking West Australians to show their support for the Starfish program, by taking part in its annual lawn bowls fundraiser.

This year’s Senses on the Green is being held on 15 November at the magnificent Mosman Park Bowling Club.  Players will be treated to lunch, drinks and entertainment and can snap up some great raffle and auction items.

Senses Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Debbie Karasinski says the organisation relies heavily on the generosity of West Australians to provide vital services for people with disabilities, and unique services for those who are deafblind.

“If you are unable to support the lawn bowls day, then perhaps you could consider running your own fundraiser for the Starfish program at your home or workplace,” Ms Karasinski says. “Every dollar you raise will help make a big difference to the lives of children like Logan.”

If you or your business would like to sponsor Senses on the Green, make a donation for a raffle or auction or register a team of players, contact Dee de Vos at Senses Australia on 9473 5437 or email Online donations to Senses Australia can also be made at





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