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Members getting loud. Image: contributed

LOUD… LOUD… LOUD

Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Club, sponsored by Bowlo Sports & Leisure Yamba, fundraising efforts continue to support ‘Loud Shirt Day’.

So why do CCDBC support Loud Shirt Day?

Some facts about hearing in Australia:

  • Australians are affected by hearing loss, and this is expected to increase to 1 in 4 by 2050.
  • Over 300 babies are born with hearing loss in Australia each year.
  • Hearing loss is the most common disability in newborns.

Our fundraising enables students to be screened through Hear & Say, Hear to Learn-School Hearing Screening program. This program picks up hearing or ear health issues and avoids children slipping through the cracks.

Also, families were supported via telepractice or a combination of telepractice and face to face services during the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

All funds raised are helping babies and toddlers currently learning to hear and speak, in a few years they will be ready to go to school just like their peers thanks to our help.

So, a huge shout out to our members who searched their wardrobes or visited our Op shops to wear something LOUD and donated generously to Hear & Say.

CCDBC are always looking for new members. What a great way to exercise and enjoy the fabulous Clarence River. If you are interested send us an email – [email protected] . We paddle for one hour Wednesday 4pm and Saturday 8am. 

Lesley Sutton

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