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'Daisy Bell (Bicycle built for two)' played for Gavin


In this heart-warming episode of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s ‘By Request’, sheet metal worker turned performer, Gavin, shares the joy that music gives him. Even in the most tragic of circumstances, Gavin is able to find hope, solace and joy in music, using it as a way to celebrate and remember those he has lost. Share in the gift of music as a pair of fellow music lovers and X Factor finalists perform a special song just for Gavin

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‘By Request’ celebrates the transformative power of music. Everyday Queenslanders living in aged-care homes are given the chance to share the story behind their special song, giving us a glimpse into the lives they have lived in their own words.
This year, as COVID-19 separates many of us physically, ‘By Request’ celebrates the ways that songs can connect us all. As the stories unfold, we explore music’s ability to heal, provide joy and evoke memories. Warm your heart with these special stories, and share in the surprise as special musical guests give the gift of song to our aged-care residents.

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