Students at the Cleve District Children’s Centre have been wearing their loudest shirts this week to raise money for deaf children as part of Loud Shirt Day.
Nash Hannan, 4, was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss during his newborn screening and received hearing aids when he was 5 months old.
His mother Josie said Nash’s hearing loss had had an effect on his development.
“He was delayed with his speech and needed extra therapy,” Mrs Hannan said.
“We noticed a difference in development when we had Farrah (3).”
The students have been making a gold coin donation to wear their loud shirts, with funds going toward the Cora Barclay Centre in Adelaide.
The Cora Barclay Centre helps children who are deaf or hearing impaired with support, therapy and ongoing monitoring and assessment until they are 18 years old.
Mrs Hannan has also been doing her own fundraising for Loud Shirt Day, through an everyday hero account, with the aim of raising $500.
She has already raised $273 for Cora Barclay Centre.
People can donate on her page at lsdcb17.everydayhero.com/au/josie.