A Girl and Her Guitar

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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  • Private Gig $385 270120 
    • $385 (Offline)
    • 1 d
  • $219.35 Busking Farm Gate Market - WIRES 
    • $219 (Offline)
    • 17 d
  • $265.60 Busking Salamanca - WIRES 
    • $265 (Offline)
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • $353.35 Busking Farm Gate Market - Bushfire Relief Appeal 
    • $353 (Offline)
    • 24 d
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Mel Yeates 
North Hobart, TAS
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