Shirts aid deaf chil­dren

The Leader (Tasman) - - NEWS -

A con­tin­gent of Motueka’s pro­fes­sion­als wore colour­ful shirts on Fri­day to sup­port Loud Shirt Day – the fundraiser for Hear­ing House and the South­ern Cochlear Im­plant Pae­di­atric Pro­gramme.

Funds raised na­tion­ally help deaf chil­dren all over New Zealand learn to lis­ten and to talk like their hear­ing friends.

Or­gan­iser Mary Wil­son said Loud Shirt Day had been an an­nual celebration in her pre­vi­ous job and she wanted to con­tinue the tra­di­tion.

In ad­di­tion she had al­ways had a fear of go­ing deaf and she sup­ported the char­ity be­cause it was for young chil­dren.

Col­league Judy Lam­berts said it was good to sup­port a char­ity for chil­dren which flew un­der the radar and was not well known.

Mary said Milnes Beat­son also chal­lenged staff in the town’s two other ac­count­ing firms and lo­cal law of­fices to don colour­ful at­tire for the day.

Their ef­forts, and the sale of cup­cakes, raised $160.

Photo: HE­LEN MUR­DOCH

Loud and clear: Milnes Beat­son staff, from left, Mary Wil­son, Grant Inglis, Jesse Henricksen, Judy Lam­berts, Melissa Allen and John Mur­phy, are dressed for Fri­day’s Loud Shirt Day.

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