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Show your support for babies and children born deaf or hard of hearing by joining one of the many events Hear and Say hosts across Queensland.

Loud Shirt Day

Get LOUD for kids who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Friday, 22 October 2021

Loud Shirt Day is an international campaign raising valuable funds to help children with hearing loss learning to listen and speak.

It couldn’t be easier to get involved and show your support – all you need to start is a LOUD shirt! On Friday, 22 October 2021, rally your community together and don your loudest and proudest shirts. It may be as a family, at your workplace, with your friends and community group or at school. The opportunities are endless!

At the same time, you are raising funds to help give kids who are deaf and hard of hearing access to support and the gift of speech – how awesome is that!

Find out more about Loud Shirt Day

“We have two children with profound hearing loss and because of the support we have received from Hear and Say, both Amelie and Xavier can hear and speak just like their peers. I am proud to support Hear and Say in both my roles as a father, and as the Managing Director of construction company, Mettle.” – Marc Kenney, father and Managing Director at Mettle

Hear and Say Virtual Crowdfunding

This now annual event is an electric evening of innovation, powerful storytelling and a live crowdfunding experience like no other! Hear from three passionate Hear and Say pitch presenters who are helping change the lives of children with hearing loss, followed by an exciting and highly entertaining pledging session. Every donation, big or small, makes a true difference.

In keeping with current times, Thursday, 19 November 2020 will see our very first virtual crowdfunding evening, in what promises to be a powerful 90 minutes of unforgettable storytelling and high-energy crowdfunding. Led for the second time by our Master of Ceremonies, ABC presenter James Valentine, this event is being held in collaboration with The Funding Network.

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Ladies Long Lunch

An afternoon of champagne, fine food and laughter

This renowned sell-out event is led by three Hear and Say mums – Lisa, Tina and Alex – who have all raised children with hearing loss and know firsthand the impact of Hear and Say’s work. Each year, hundreds of guests gather for a sensational afternoon in some of Brisbane’s top venues, raising important awareness and funds for more families in need.

Hear and Say has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ladies Long Lunch, due to the uncertain conditions presented by coronavirus. Although regrettable that we weren’t able to go ahead with this year’s event, planning is already underway for a bumper Ladies Long Lunch in 2021.

To stay updated on future event details, please register your interest below.

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Goodwill Bridge Swing

Push your limits for children to live life unlimited by hearing loss

Test your limits by launching from the Goodwill Bridge in support of Queensland children who are deaf or hard of hearing, helping them to listen and speak as part of Hear and Say’s annual Goodwill Bridge Swing event.

Your efforts have a far greater impact than just a drop in the river; you will be making a far-reaching difference to the lives of families impacted by hearing loss.

“It is a privilege to raise vital funds for Hear and Say through the exhilarating Goodwill Bridge Swing event, and having now done it twice I would recommend that anyone daring enough should give it a go with me!”

Father-of-three, Tim Hughes was set to make 2020 his third year of participating in the Goodwill Bridge Swing, before coronavirus forced a change of plans! Read about Tim’s love for this event and why he’s committed to raising funds for Hear and Say, here.

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If you would like to host your own event, volunteer as part of an events committee, or you have an idea to start a new event, find out more on our Fundraising page:

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