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Chasing funds for brain injuries

Monday, 12th August, 2013

A production company run by a former local has joined forces with Synapse, a charity that helps people living with acquired brain injuries.

Former local Belinda Adams has written a script that is being turned into a film, called ‘Chasing Jon’, about a country girl with the desire to follow her dreams.

She, and her partner at Blushpunk productions Paige Badenoch, will be back in the city in two weeks to hold a talent quest to find someone to be a part of the movie or the music soundtrack.

Belinda and her production company “BlushPunk” have joined forces with Synapse; a non profit charity helping people living with or affected by acquired brain injury in the community.

“We are making our trip back to Broken Hill - Priscilla Queen of the Desert style during Brain Injury Awareness Week in a big blue bus and have set up an Everyday Hero’s page to help raise awareness and much needed funds,” Belinda said.

“My life has been personally touched by acquired brain injury, so I couldn’t think of a better way to help raise awareness and much needed funds for such an important cause and one that affects so many Australians.

“People can show their support by either buying beanies for the “Bang on a Beanie” campaign or donate on the Everyday Hero’s page and all money goes directly to Synapse.

“We have already had a lot of support with the Bang on a Beanie campaign with people posting their photo’s on Facebook and we have had a lot of support from Broken Hill.”

Belinda said they would be selling merchandise at the talent quest finale at the Palace on August 16.

“We have secured Big Brother winner and Broken Hill’s own Trevor Butler as our compere for the night,” she said.

“Brendan Talay will be performing the first song on our soundtrack ‘Menindee Sky’ written by Brendan and myself before heading to Menindee on Saturday to shoot the music video on location.

“People have until Friday August 9 to get their audition clips sent to us and the age limit is 15 up. Musicians of all genre are welcome to enter, singer, guitarist - it’s open to all.

“Blushpunk Productions will also be shooting a behind the scenes documentary of their journey and talent quest so if you want to be part of a fun night get down to The Palace on Friday August 16 and show your support.”

To donate to the cause visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/blushpunk-productions-1 or for more information www.facebook.com/chasingjonbhtobris.

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