First Voice wishes all of its Australian member organisations and supporters a loud and colourful Loud Shirt Day on Friday, October 19.

Loud Shirt Day is an annual appeal of First Voice and its member organisations to raise funds to support services that enable deaf kids to speak .

It’s a great excuse to wear your brightest clothes while raising money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children. Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as your clothes have colour and pizzazz, it will be perfect for Loud Shirt Day.

Your support will help the First Voice member centre in your state give deaf children access to sound and speech. This support opens doors to better education and employment choices, social integration with the hearing world and the chance to contribute to their community.

All First Voice member centres receive only a portion of their funding from state and federal governments, and rely heavily on corporate and community support and fundraising to source the funds necessary to deliver intensive therapy services to those families that need them.

For more information about Loud Shirt Day, or to get some great ideas for wardrobe planning, visit