On Sunday 29 October 2017, the team from Mackay Hearing swapped their otoscopes and audiometers for suds filled sponges and BBQ tongs, marking Loud Shirt Day with a car wash and sausage sizzle at Porters-Mitre 10, Mackay. The purpose of the stall was to raise funds for Hear and Say.
Every October, Hear and Say challenge school groups, businesses and community groups to don their most outrageously loud attire and raise funds to help children with hearing impairment.
Funds raised go to Hear and Say’s Queensland operations (including outreach services in Mackay) which gives hearing impaired children sound and speech. According to Hear and Say, “this opens doors to better education and employment choices, social integration with the hearing world and the chance to contribute to their community”.
Hear and Say receive only a portion of their funding from state and federal governments, and rely heavily on corporate and community support and fundraising to raise the funds necessary to deliver intensive therapy services to those families that need them.
A constant stream of hungry customers and cars needing a wash, as well as people just wanting to give a generous donation, resulted in over $400 raised for this wonderful cause.
Mackay Hearing’s car wash and sausage sizzle was supported by:
- Porters Mitre-10 – hosting the stall
- BURP eat drink – food donation
- Bakers Delight, Canelands – food donation
- Ricky Falzon – food donation
Mackay Hearing is proud to be active in raising awareness and much needed funds for worthy hearing related causes.