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News June 28, 2021

Beth Appleton walks 150km to raise funds for Australian Children’s Music Foundation

Beth Appleton walks 150km to raise funds for Australian Children’s Music Foundation

Former general manager of Warner Music Australia, Beth Appleton, is undertaking a 150km fundraising walk for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).

Beginning in Palm Beach, NSW, Appleton is currently trekking along Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk and will end her journey at the La Perouse Public School, where the ACMF has recently introduced a children’s music education program.

Along the walk, Appleton will raise donations for the school’s music program and the not-for-profit foundation.

Appleton, who is expected to arrive at the La Perouse Public School today, was pivotal in cementing Warner Music Australia’s relationship with the AMCF during her tenure with the label.

Even since she’s left, she still celebrates ACMF’s role within the musical community.

“The ACMF inspires creativity, brings joy and hope, and achieves positive educational and behavioural outcomes for many kids,” Appleton said.

“The most recent school the ACMF has started a program in is at La Perouse Public School, where my walk will end.”

Founded by former Play School host Don Spencer OAM, the ACMF assists in providing free, long-term music education programs and instruments to disadvantaged and Indigenous children and youth-at-risk across the country, setting up schemes in schools, hospitals, juvenile institutions and communities in isolated regions.

Recently, Warner artist Budjerah visited the La Perouse Public School as part of the ACMF’s program, where he performed music and discussed his experience as a First Nations man with students.

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