Cecila Brandolini, a Finalist on the hit T.V. Show, The Voice, has set up a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money to help her have a different type of gap year in 2016.

Her love of the Ukulele, which she described in a recent interview to the ABC as, “An innocent, happy little instrument”, has led her to a positive idea to make a difference to Sydney’s homeless population.



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Cecila explains her plans further on her Go Fund Me campaign, “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.  While this may not be a solution, I want to provide homeless people with an opportunity to cultivate a skill that will hopefully allow them to create and sustain at least some form of income.”

The funds raised will see a ukulele provided to a homeless person and Cecila herself will tutor them on the instrument.  So far the campaign has raised $1265 of Cecila’s goal of $2000 and is continuing to receive further donations.

“I’ve played music all my life and want to use this skill to help others as much as I can.”

Cecila’s Go Fund me Campaign can be found at: Go Fund Me.  We wish her every success!

Leave a message for support for Cecila’s gap year plans to make a difference to Sydney’s homeless!

Watch Celia in action:

Main image courtesy of Go Fund Me

  • Good on her – people that want to make a difference impress me. Good luck to her on achieving her goal and helping others.


  • Good on you Cecilia. I wish you all the best


  • What a great way to use her gap year. I hope she will have a great success! :-)


  • these people are on the streets….so they are very easily capable of having a shower, spending money on new clothes, new haircut plus toiletries and then forking out money for transport to the job for the possibility of maybe getting the job…right? A homeless guy over anybody else…hmmm…..i wonder who will get that job?

    Did you know that centrelink won’t pay you if you DON’T HAVE A FIXED ADDRESS for example HOMELESS ON THE STREET….so money has to come from elsewhere…..maybe busking is a great idea. At least they are working for an income.

    It is soooo easy to judge and say how easy it is to do this or that but these people are on the street for god’s sake so maybe they need a little more help than JUST getting a real job.

    Maybe go and meet these people and look past the stereotypes and have some compassion.

    These are real people just like you or me, the only difference is material possessions.

    I think that this gal’s idea is great, she is giving the homeless a hand up, not a hand out.

    • you can’t judge people either. Not everybody has ended up on the street by choosing something like addictions over a roof. A lot of people especially those younger ones, they had no choice but to be on the streets. this girl is amazing and has such a big heart!


  • How about finding a real job


  • Good on her for wanting to help the homeless.

    • Exactly – people that wish to help others need to be commended.


  • Good on her for using her talents this way.


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