CROWD FUNDED: Cecilia Brandolini of the duo Gabriel and Cecilia performs  on The Voice live quarter finals.
CROWD FUNDED: Cecilia Brandolini of the duo Gabriel and Cecilia performs on The Voice live quarter finals.

Future buskers to get helping hand

FORMER star of reality TV music show The Voice, Cecilia Brandolini, plans to move to Sydney and teach homeless people to busk.

Cecilia has just graduated from high school in Byron Bay and has a crowdfunding campaign going to raise money to buy ukuleles and other equipment she needs to make this project a reality.

So far she has raised $1160 towards her target of $2000 on the crowdfunding website Gofundme.

“I’ve played music all my life and want to use this skill to help others as much as I can,” she says on the site.

“Instead of going to uni this year I am moving to Sydney to take a gap year.

“For 2016, I want to teach homeless people to busk. To get to know them and help them make money for bigger and better things.

“My plan is to gift them a bright-coloured ukulele, a permanent marker and chord charts.

“With this comes a plastic soft case and a cardboard box. The plastic case for money to go in and the cardboard can be used as a sign to say anything they like.

“I am willing to spend an hour with each of these people, supply them with, and teach them how to read chord charts and to play in time, then ask them what songs they already know how to sing and go from there.”

For more information or to donate to her campaign, go to https://http://www.gofund

me.com/Homeless

Buskers.



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