Everyone Deserves Music Inc. are singing in delight after they managed to secure a $2000 donation from the Sunshine Automotive Community Fund.
The local not-for-profit scored the cash after securing the highest number of votes in the June round on the myGC.com.au website.
On Tuesday afternoon some members of the group were on hand to receive the giant cheque at Sunshine Automotive’s Kia dealership.
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Music Therapy Advisor Monica Zidar said the group were thrilled to receive the donation. “We are over the moon. There was a massive party going on when we found out. We were regularly checking the votes right down to the last minute,” she said. “The $2000 is going to go towards holding a fundraiser where we aim to raise $20,000.”
Ms Zidar said Music Therapy programs are designed for children with special needs. “It helps them connect with their world and engage in their learning like nothing else can. Music seems to have that ability to bridge the gap. Last year we funded 55 children – this year we are hoping to double that.”