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Published on 17.10.22
Armed with a microphone and a guitar, 9 year old CC and her dad Graham spent a summer afternoon fundraising for Tiny Changes.
The took part in the annual Edinburgh Big Beach Busk, a non-profit event that brings all kinds of ‘buskers’ to the city’s Portobello promenade. There are no rules: you just turn up, choose a spot and do your thing.
CC and Graham love to sing with each other, and this isn’t the first year they’ve busked on the beach together. Although CC admits to still feeling a wee bit nervous before they start but as soon as she begins to sing, her worries melt away and she feels great!
Did you know? Singing can sometimes release a hormone, oxytocin, that is found to alleviate stress. Whilst listening to music can help to process feelings and emotions, and help you to relax.
The beach busk means a lot to CC’s dad Graham too. He vividly remembers being on Portobello beach the night Scott Hutchison went missing, and how impactful that evening felt as the news of Scott’s death was shared.
As father to a young daughter, and knowing how the pandemic has impacted the mental health of so many, Graham feels Tiny Changes is such an important organisation.
For them both, Tiny Changes was the perfect charity to support at an event based around music and community.
We have tiny change makers across the world helping young people in Scotland by funding our national small grants programme.
Without the ambition, enthusiasm, dedication and love from our fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to do this important, early mental health work.
To date, we’ve funded over 50 projects by donations from people just like you. The Tiny Changes community is powerful and we hope sharing stories will inspire others to fundraise and donate too.
We want to hear more stories from our fundraisers – it motivates us on our hard days too.
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