James Baulderstone during his hour of silence.
James Baulderstone, Santos’ Vice President Eastern Australia, recently volunteered to remain silent for a whole hour to raise funds for The Peter Couche Foundation’s Don’t Speak: Silence For Stroke, raising a total of $8,088.
During his soundless hour, James took to walking the floors of the Santos Centre to collect donations from employees, and the rest of the money has been raised through online donations.
The Don’t Speak: Silence For Stroke campaign raises money to support pioneering research at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute, aimed at developing brain repair therapies for stroke victims.
Peter Couche was a highly successful South Australian stockbroker and father of three based in London when, at the age of 42, he suffered an irreversible brain-stem stroke during a business trip to Singapore. The stroke left Peter a quadriplegic with locked-in syndrome – his mind is active and alert, but he can't speak and has little muscle control.
James’ participation in Don’t Speak: Silence For Stroke complements Santos’ existing three-year, $60,000 support for the Peter Couche Foundation. Through these initiatives, Santos can help make a real difference in the lives of stroke victims and their families.
You can donate online, here: www.everydayhero.com.au/james_baulderstone
Community wellbeing, Employee achievements, South Australia