JES­SICA ON A MU­SI­CAL MIS­SION

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VIC­TO­RIA NU­GENT

JES­SICA Scott is pre­par­ing for the ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time, singing at the “hap­pi­est place on Earth”, but only if her fam­ily can scrape to­gether enough cash.

The young singer ( pic­tured) has earned a place in a pro­ject put to­gether by the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute for Per­form­ing Arts to sing in Los An­ge­les, San Diego and at Dis­ney­land.

Now her fam­ily must find the money to pay for the course, ac­com­mo­da­tion and flights. Tu­ition alone costs al­most $ 5500.

Mum Carol Scott is a full- time carer for her hus­band and said she wasn’t go­ing to be able to save the money up on her own.

Now she has started an online crowd- fund­ing cam­paign af­ter turn­ing to so­cial media to brain­storm fundrais­ing ideas.

“I’d re­ally like to give her the op­por­tu­nity to get there,” she said. “The course it­self is quite ex­pen­sive and then there’s the air­fares from here to Syd­ney.”

A stu­dent at St Mar­garet Mary’s Col­lege, Jess is a mem­ber of the school’s Bella Voce choir and takes part in the Townsville eisteddfod each year.

The fund­ing cam­paign is at www. gofundme. com/ yan­mms

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

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