Big red bus rolling in

Angus Graham and friends are on their way to Forbes raising funds for the Shepherd Centre.
Angus Graham and friends are on their way to Forbes raising funds for the Shepherd Centre.

Forbes has the chance to help young children with hearing loss when a big red bus rolls into town. 

Father of two Angus Graham plans to make a stop in Forbes tomorrow as part of his life-changing journey aboard a big red double decker bus. 

Raised in Tullamore, Angus’ life was turned around late last year when his second son Angus Junior was born profoundly deaf. 

Angus Jnr is now seven months old and had two cochlear implants at just five months old enabling him to hear his parents’ voices for the very first time.  

Angus Jnr is currently receiving services from The Shepherd Centre in Sydney – a not-for-profit organisation that provides early intervention services to help children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak.

The Graham family is thrilled with the support they are receiving and so to share their story and help give back, Angus is currently making his way across Australia on a nine-day, double decker bus tour travelling from Perth to Sydney and will be raising funds for The Shepherd Centre's essential support services assisting other families like theirs. 

Angus is joined by eight mates on their ‘Cheers Big Ears Charity Tour’ and have arranged lots of fun on the way including dressing up as chickens, astronauts, lion tamers and all sorts of characters with the hope of creating awareness on their nine day journey back to Sydney.  

They have brought along a coffee stand and will be selling coffee by gold coin donation wherever they can along the way.

Angus and his crew plan to roll in to Forbes on Wednesday afternoon before they continue on their journey Thursday morning.  

They will be at the Vandenberg Hotel and invite the local community to come down and say hi.