Could you be living in Queensland’s Loudest Town?
22 October 2021: Let’s get loud!
Loud Shirt Day is all about making some noise for families impacted by hearing loss. In 2019, Hear and Say introduced a hotly contested challenge to find Queensland’s Loudest Town. The far north Queensland town of Tully ultimately took out the title, with schools, businesses and community groups all rallying behind local hero, Eli, to raise over $13,000!
Much more than fundraising
Queensland’s Loudest Town truly brings together all corners of the community, gathering momentum as people rally behind their local family and a common cause. Importantly, it provides an opportunity for young people with hearing loss in your town to be celebrated for who they are and what they have achieved.
“It was a chance to do something especially for Emily that made her feel so lucky to have amazing support.” – Kerryn Elliott, mum to eight-year-old Emily who was born with hearing loss.
Queensland’s Loudest Town 2020
In 2020, the Central Queensland community of Wowan (population: 216) literally wore their support on their sleeves for local two-year-old, Arthur, and raised an incredible $22,170! Arthur’s mum, Lysandra, spearheaded the campaign and inspired local business to sponsor their specially-designed LOUD shirts. More shirts were sold than the entire population of Wowan! Arthur’s family and community were presented with a framed, limited edition LOUD shirt signed by Hear and Say Vice-Patron and NRL legend, Wally Lewis, which now hangs proudly in Wowan’s local pub.
Jump on board and get loud
Loudest Town is open to any town in Queensland (and Northern New South Wales) with a big heart and fewer than 20,000 residents. The town who raises the most funds by 12.00pm AEST Friday, 29 October 2021 will be crowned the winner, and receive a framed LOUD shirt, signed by Wally Lewis, to proudly display in their community.
Please register your interest below, and you’ll receive a free fundraising toolkit to get you inspired.