Hear Me Roar Project | About Us
The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide founded the The Hear Me Roar! Project in early 2016. This project is all about making people smile, feel appreciated and supported. Encourage others, help them find strength and courage, and roar like a Lion!
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ABOUT US – HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Leo the LionThe idea of the Hear Me Roar! Project came about when a Lion member came across a blog written by a woman undergoing chemotherapy treatments. She wrote about what she was going through, the support she received and items she was given that were useful or made her smile. She also wrote about items that weren’t too helpful (but it was the thought that counted).

 

This Lion has known several people who have fought through various illnesses, supporting them through the ups and downs of their illness and treatments. There are so many South Australians who do not have a big support network, if one at all, so this Lion started researching what she could do to help in any way, even just to make patients smile.

 

The original idea was to gather both useful items and items that would make people smile, pack them into gift bags and deliver them. But the idea grew after coming across useful items and projects online from around the world.

 

The project quickly grew to include multi-purpose cushions that are bright and happy, and are there to help provide a bit of comfort to patients, whether they are undergoing a particular treatment like chemotherapy, or just need something to help make them more comfortable. Port Pillows also became part of the project after reading about, and talking to, patients who find it difficult and/or painful wearing a seat belt.

 

The project idea was presented to friends and fellow Lions at The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide. The project was accepted by members and the club … and the Hear Me Roar! Project was officially born and became a Club Signature Project in early 2016. The project has grown and continues to do so.

 

This project is fully funded and supported by the Lions Club of the City of Adelaide. There is no cost to hospitals, patients or their families

 

The Hear Me Roar! Project is all about making people smile, feel appreciated and supported. Encourage others, help them find strength and courage, and roar like a Lion!

WHAT’S NEW

JUNE 2018

The Hear Me Roar! Project already supports so many people in South Australia. Primarily, the project supports patients, both young and old, in South Australia Hospitals. In June 2018, it was decided by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, to expand the project, extend its reach. The project contacted KickStart for Kids who support vulnerable and disadvantaged children across South Australia. This amazing organisation provides breakfast programs in primary schools as well as mentoring programs and holiday camps.

 

We were excited to start supporting KickStart for Kids and these children starting in the September/October 2018 school holidays. We provided library bags with books and stationary for children attending these holiday camps in a step towards supporting and encouraging youth literacy.

DECEMBER 2018

In December 2018, we again extended our reach to support children and youth literacy through Second Chances SA by providing over 100 bags filled with books. It didn’t stop there, also during this month we started supporting the Breast Centre at St Andrew’s Hospital by providing bags, care packs, cushions and port pillows. We look forward to continuing to support these amazing organisations and individuals.

JULY 2019

The Hear Me Roar! Project is continue to grow and we are excited to announce that we are now supporting the amazing children and families that Camp Quality support here in SA. We made our first delivery of cushions this month and look forward to many more.

OCTOBER 2019

We are excited to announce that our project has expanded it’s reach with encouraging youth literacy by now donating bags of children/teen books to AnglicareSA.

WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

Second Chances SA Logo
St Andrew's Hospital Logo
Craniofacial Australia Logo
AnglicareSA Logo
Women's and Children's Hospital Logo
The Lyell McEwin Hospital
Camp Quality Logo
Kickstart for Kids Logo
Wallaroo Hospital & Health Services

Wallaroo Hospital & Health Services

Smile – Appreciate – Encourage – Support

Help others find Strength and Courage, and ROAR like a Lion!