Loud Shirt Day: Mercy Place Villa Maria residents gear up for day of garish clothing


Service manager John Herbert is turning up the decibels for Loud Shirt Day.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d460596
Service manager John Herbert is turning up the decibels for Loud Shirt Day. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d460596

FROM garish oversized Hawaiian shirts to eye-popping patterned numbers, residents and staff at Mercy Place Villa Maria in Lesmurdie will don their most flamboyant outfits as part of Loud Shirt Day on Friday.

Loud Shirt Day, on October 21, is a fundraising campaign supporting early intervention programs run by speech and hearing centres across Australia, to help children who are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Residents and staff at Mercy Place Villa Maria have been digging through their wardrobes for their most outlandish outfits for the occasion, while putting the fun into fundraising to support the good cause.

The seniors will enjoy a cuppa while they judge their favourite ‘loud’ outfits, in what could be the antithesis of Fashions on the Field.

Independent Living unit manager Candice Long said Loud Shirt Day was a chance for residents and staff to show their support for a good cause.

“From pinstripes and polka dots to chevron and checkers, our residents are getting ready to raise the roof with our decibel-smashing loud shirts,” she said.

“At Mercy Health, 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 residents to do just that.”