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Budding 7-year-old DJ uses her new lockdown skill to raise hundreds of pounds for Suffolk Mind

Amelie Thurman from Felixstowe has raised more than £450 for local mental health charity, Suffolk Mind by DJing her own virtual ‘Glastonbury’ show.

Amelie used her lockdown time to learn the new skill of DJing and wanted to use it to raise money for charity.

The 7-year-old held her show online on Saturday 27th June 2020. On the day people bought virtual drinks for the festival by donating through JustGiving and Amelie pinned their drinks to a board behind her during her set.

Amelie’s original fundraising target was £100 which she has gone above and beyond.

Amelie said: “I love all the different types of music there is and dancing is my favourite thing to do! I can’t believe how much money we raised and I really hope it helps the charity.”

Amelie’s mum Lucy, said “We told her about the amazing work that Suffolk Mind were doing to support people through the Coronavirus and she decided that was the charity for her!

“Amelie’s Stepdad, Steve has been amazingly patient and creative whilst teaching Amelie how to DJ and it’s been a lovely opportunity for them to bond over music.”

Lizzy Tuthill, Community Fundraising Coordinator at Suffolk Mind said: “Amelie is just fantastic, and we can’t thank her enough for her support. Holding a virtual music show for people to tune in to is a great way to lift peoples’ spirits whilst also raising money for Suffolk Mind.

“Fundraising such as this helps Suffolk Mind in our mission of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.”

You can still support Amelie by sponsoring her here.

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 1st July 2020

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