Proud to be loud is the aim for dress-up fundraiser

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

RES­I­DENTS and staff at Mercy Place Lath­lain are go­ing to dress up in their loud­est out­fits for a good cause for Loud Shirt Day on Oc­to­ber 21.

The day is a fundraiser cam­paign to sup­port early in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams run by speech and hear­ing cen­tres across Aus­tralia and to help chil­dren who are deaf or who have hear­ing im­pair­ments.

Mercy Place Lath­lain ser­vice man­ager Lor­raine Wal­lis said the idea of hold­ing the event was to sup­port some of their vis­ually im­paired res­i­dents.

“It’s a chance for them to get in­volved in some­thing fun while hav­ing a laugh and a smile,” she said.

“Some of the res­i­dents have been work­ing on their hats and they are ex­cited to show off their creations.

“They are all ex­cited about bring­ing their loud shirts out of their clos­ets.

“We also feel it’s im­por­tant for se­niors to con­tinue to feel that they can have a mean­ing­ful im­pact on the lives of those around them, and Loud Shirt Day is a fan­tas­tic way for our resi- dents to do just that.”

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