Mercy Place Edgewater residents take part in Loud Shirt Day


Helen Fullarton and dogs Nala and Dev with residents and staff Patsy Callaghan, Jean Collins, Dave Strachan, Norma Argus, Mary Cramp, Peggy O'Donnell, Barbara Wilkes and Fernanda Da Cuna. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au   d460798
Helen Fullarton and dogs Nala and Dev with residents and staff Patsy Callaghan, Jean Collins, Dave Strachan, Norma Argus, Mary Cramp, Peggy O'Donnell, Barbara Wilkes and Fernanda Da Cuna. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d460798

OVERSIZED Hawaiian shirts and gaudy patterned outfits were donned by staff and residents at an Edgewater aged care facility for Loud Shirt Day.

The event was part of a fundraising campaign to support early intervention programs run by speech and hearing centres across Australia, to help children who are deaf or have hearing impairments.

Residents and staff at Mercy Place Edgewater dug out some bold shirts for the occasion, raising almost $100 on the day. The seniors had morning tea while judging their favourite “loud” outfits paraded on a catwalk.

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Service manager Helen Fullarton said Loud Shirt Day was a chance to get vocal about support for children with deafness or hearing impairments.

“Residents love the chance to dress up, or dress down in this instance, and have a laugh while contributing in a meaningful way to good causes within the wider community,” she said.