A Girl and Her Guitar

$115,963 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 591 people in 40 months
My name is Mel Yeates, and since 2016 I have been busking to raise funds for cancer research and mental health awareness and help. Everyone has a story to tell, but not all are ready to share it. My story is my motivator for my journey around Australia in 2017. In year 9 during a school camp, two of my friends were killed when a tree landed on their tent during a sudden storm. It was absolutely heart-breaking to attend two funerals in one day, and I was depressed and angry for a long time afterwards. It wasn't until I started feeling happiness again that I realised how depressed I had been. My cousin has had cancer twice, the last time resulting in him needing a double lung transplant. He's now been cancer free for about 5 years, and has since participated in triathlons and marathons.  And so I busk on behalf of all who have suffered from cancer, depression and anxiety, for those that have lost a friend or family member, in the hopes that the least I can do is put a smile on someone's face for a moment, to chase away the black dog that is depression, and to help find a cure for cancer. Please follow my travels on: www.facebook.com/gcgmy www.instagram.com/mel.yeates Thank you to those that have already donated, whether it was a donation, fuel, or a safe place to sleep. You are amazing, and I can't raise this money without you! I plan to head back on the road sometime over the next few years, so please keep an eye out for me! Much love, Melx 16th April 2019
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Now aiming to raise $250,000 for mental health and cancer charities! so far over $114,000 has been raised by busking around Australia and through fundraisers along the way. I've had a year off and am now working for an amazing team at Find Your Feet in Hobart.

I have raised the bar and the next milestone will be $250,000 raised and donated. No time frame at this stage, but over the next year or so I'll be starting to make plans to head around Australia once again! Head to my Facebook page or Instagram account to keep up to date.

Huge thank you to everyone that has donated already... you are amazing, and I obviously couldn't do this without you!

Much love,

Melx
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Hi everyone!

It's been awhile since my last update, and so much has happened!!!

I've now reached over $63,000 raised! This time last year I had raised $4,000, so I'm really proud! I have driven more than 25,000km since December last year, and visited many towns. Thank you so much for your support!

Coming up are a few awesome fundraisers - on the 15th July there's a fundraiser at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, and proceeds will be split between Kindness Cruises from Project365 by Campbell (check him out on facebook!) and Love Your Sister (cacner research). Tickets are still on sale for $155, so head to www.prject365.org and grab one while you still can!

On Sat 5th August there's a huge tattoo fundraiser at Cougar's Tattooing in Melbourne! Tattoos are $50, and there will be several different designs to choose from. All proceeds will go towards my fundraising.

In September I am flying over to Timor-Leste as an ambassador for the Tour de Timor! Super excited to have been given this opportunity, and cannot WAIT to go and play some tunes overseas!

If you're not already, head to www.facebook.com/gcgmy and follow my travels! I'm currently in Jindabyne, heading to Canberra and north to Tottenham before spending a bit of time in Sydney.

Thanks so much for your support!

Love,
Melx
Taken in Kiama
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! I have smashed my original target of $20,000, and Sam Johnson has now challenged me to raise $100,000!!!

Challenge accepted!!!

Still yet to find a car, or funding for a car to take me around Australia, but hopefully will have one soon! Saving as much as I can while I can!

Finishing up at Hotham early late September/early October, then heading to Sydney, planning my journey, and setting out early November.

Follow my journey at www.facebook.com/gcgmy!

Thank you for your support!

Much love,
Melx
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Hi everyone!

I have now raised over $5,500!!! There will be a raffle 27th August, and Australian Actor Sam Johnson is coming to Hotham to help me raise some funds!
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Veronica
7 months ago

Can someone donate please

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$115,963 of $250,000 goal

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Created March 2, 2016
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Can someone donate please

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