Two well-known Goulburn Valley charities and a new resource for the region’s youth have received a boost from a local youth music initiative.February 16, 2013 4:10am
SheppSounds project assistant Tony Mac, project director Kiel Egging, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley’s Lisa McKenzie, (front left) headspace Shepparton’s Caroline French, singer Stevie Renee and City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer.
Two well-known Goulburn Valley charities and a new resource for the region’s youth have received a boost from a local youth music initiative.
People Supporting People, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley and Shepparton’s new headspace centre each received $250 from the profits of last year’s SheppSounds.
The not-for-profit youth music initiative aims to give young musicians from the Goulburn Valley recording and live performance opportunities.
Last year’s initiative featured young songstresses Jorja Bromley, Charlotte Gemmill, Kate Hall, Stevie Renee and male hip-hop duo Young Ugees.
SheppSounds 2012 made an overall profit of just more than $1500, with half donated to the charities.
Project director Kiel Egging said the remaining funds would be used to establish an Artist Development Grant.
He said the performers, mentors, volunteers, sponsors and local music fans helped make SheppSounds 2012 a success.
‘‘To make a four-figure profit for the second year in a row is amazing, and we are stoked to again use these profits to assist People Supporting People and The Community Fund with the sensational work they do for less fortunate people in our community,’’ he said.
‘‘And given the themes which inspired last year’s group single Speak Up we are particularly excited to help Shepparton’s soon-to-open headspace centre in establishing such a vital mental health service for the region’s youth.’’
The SheppSounds 2012 compilation is available for download from iTunes.
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