Cochlear implant recipient Cameron Schofield (centre) with Sharon Goodsir, Kurt Rodwell and Jody Donnelly at Queens Park Cafe.
Cochlear implant recipient Cameron Schofield (centre) with Sharon Goodsir, Kurt Rodwell and Jody Donnelly at Queens Park Cafe. Sarah Harvey

Loud shirts signal backing for hearing impaired

THERE'S more than one way to make noise, and Queen's Park Cafe staff will use loud shirts to show their support for deaf and hearing impaired children tomorrow.

Inspired by cafe worker Cameron Schofield, who recently received his second cochlear implant, the Queen's Park Cafe team will embrace the opportunity to get loud for a good cause.

General manager Jody Donnelly encouraged diners to don their own bright frocks and Hawaiian shirts to join in on the Loud Shirt Day celebrations.

"Loud Shirt Day hasn't been really talked up too much in Ipswich, so we would like to add it to our proud traditions each year, especially to honour Cameron as he's a special member of our team," Ms Donnelly said.

Proceeds from the event will go to First Voice, which provides early intervention services and support for children with hearing impairments.

The cafe will donate $5 from their $15 lunch deal directly to First Voice, and attendees will also be able to try their luck in raffles.

Bookings can be made by phoning 3281 5167. The cafe opens from 9am.



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