Australia’s deadliest natural hazard is a heatwave - How Tie Chilly are helping MSWA prepare

Gary Maynard From Tie Chilly and Sue Shapland of MSWA

Tie Chilly, is helping local people with MS prepare for the stifling heatwaves of a fast approaching Australian summer. Tie Chilly have shown their commitment to the local community by donating Tie Chilly neck coolers to MSWA as the first step in its support program. When living with MS, keeping cool is a major factor in managing everyday life, Tie Chilly can provide a marked improvement in comfort for those most in need.

MSWA is a Western Australian non-government, not-for-profit organisation, who provide vital support and services to people living with neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Motor Neurone Diseases as well as acquired Brain Injury. Many people living with these conditions experience heat intolerance and can have high levels of discomfort during the hot summer months. 

A study carried out by the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC found that in Australia 45% of vulnerable people did not proactively respond to heatwave warnings or know what to do. In the UK, this summer’s heatwave is said to have claimed almost 1,000 lives.  The Tie Chilly neck cooler was recommended both in national newspapers and by UK TV Doctor, Dr Hilary Jones, as a way to help stay cool.

Sue Shapland, General Manager Member & Client Services at MSWA, commented “We recommend cooling products for managing the effects of heat for people with MS in particular.  Thanks to Tie Chilly we can hand out these neck ties to our Members, helping them stay cool this summer.”

Gary Maynard, Director of Tie Chilly added “The neck coolers, with Australian-made cooling technology, should really assist those in need, helping them stay cool as the temperatures start to rise. As part of our Cool Communities social value programme, it gives me great pleasure to be able to give something back. I look forward to working with Sue and her team in the future”

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