Sunday, October 16, 2011

Booboo Stewart Strikes A Chord with Telethon's Brightest

Telethon music

TELETHON'S brightest little stars Savanna Addis and Ben Popham hit a high note when they jammed with Twilight star Booboo Stewart over the weekend. The courageous pair, aged 10 and 11, who have endured their fare share of setbacks, are budding musicians. And on Saturday, they were presented with instruments from Perth-based charity Strike a Chord a not-for-profit organisation that gives the gift of music to seriously ill and disadvantaged children.

"It's is a big score,'' Ben, who has been playing the violin for two years, said. The youngster, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has his legs in orthotic splints, said he was keen to learn how to play the Fremantle Dockers theme song. And for him, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood movie star Stewart had been "fantastic''."(Telethon's) just a wonderful experience to be part of.''

A talented musician, Stewart who plays the guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, said he was thrilled to be back in Perth for his second Telethon in as many years. "Hanging out with Ben and Savanna has been great, they're really awesome,'' he said. "I like coming out here, everyone's really nice. I just like helping kids. Kids are the future of the world so you have to help as many kids as possible.''


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