Graham the Blind Busker - 30 Years

$33,201 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 1,126 people in 1 month
I had the pleasure of meeting Graham recently and hearing some of his story. Graham has a degenerative eye condition which left him entirely blind approximately 33 years ago. He lost his teenage son to a Forklift accident and his marriage of 28 years ended shortly thereafter.

Graham mentioned to me he has recently been discharged from hospital after a hip replacement and is having trouble with finances and buying food.

Graham had been playing saxophone for 20 years. One day, after travelling into the city to purchase a cane to assist him with walking, he sat down and started playing his saxophone in the Queen Street Mall. He has since returned and provided beautiful music for 6 days a week since. It has been a release for Graham after his vision deteriorated and he was forced to stop working.

Graham is somewhat of a landmark in Brisbane, with generations remembering his music when shopping in the Mall. Graham has also contributed significantly to the community including developing a vision impaired person's typing test, volunteered teaching vision impaired preschoolers type.

Come down to the Mall and donate some coins to hear Graham play Saxophone, or provide a donation to this campaign if you are interstate, overseas or cannot make it down.

Read more about Graham's story here:

news.com.au Article 

Courier Mail Article - Graham teaching vision impaired children 

ABC Article - Graham spreading Christmas cheer 


There are some concerns about my name being listed as a beneficiary. Gofundme does not allow you to name another person as a beneficiary in Australia ( https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/204993267-Inviting-Someone-Else-to-Withdraw) however they allow the funds to be directly placed into the person's account. Funds for this campaign will be transferred directly into Graham's account, which he has opened specifically for the Crowdfunding. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.


Above is a video from Graham after he was discharged from hospital last year. 



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Okay folks we are nearly there. Graham has asked for donations to be capped at $30,000 so another $900.00 and we will be at our goal.

Thanks everyone for your support so far, Graham is humbled by the response!
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Update 2.

Again, thanks to everybody who has contributed, shared and spread the word so far! Graham has been interviewed by the Brisbane Times and it is garnering more and more attention. Continue to reach out to friends and family and let's make this wonderful ❤
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Update 1 - Graham is humbled by the overwhelming response! The ABC has reached out to him, newspapers are taking interest and more and more people have supported Graham.

The goal has been revised given the great response, so keep sharing around to friends and family and let's raise some money for Graham ❤❤❤
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