BEING an eight-child family which is devoted to home schooling, the Walkers of Brown Mountain always have a busy schedule, but they have two big happenings coming up right now that are certainly worth sharing with the community.
Both 13 year old Mae and 11 year old Amos, two of Grant and Diane Walker’s children, are preparing for events in Canberra, with Mae taking on a charity cause, and Amos performing on stage.
Having waist long hair, Mae is very bravely having her locks shaved off at the Canberra Show to support the Leukaemia Foundation through the well-known World’s Greatest Shave.
Mae will be up on the big stage on February 22 at 3pm for her dramatic haircut, and is excited to be supporting such a great cause.
If you’d like to show your own support and add some sponsorship to Mae’s endeavour, simply visit www.leukaemia.-org.au/maewalkeriscool
Of course for a 13 year old girl to say goodbye to such long tresses is no small thing, and Mae will be enjoying her last night with her hair in style.
In fact, her hair will be swept up in a fancy do for the opening night of Les Miserables by the Canberra Philharmonic Society in the Erindale Theatre on February 21.
And this is where Amos comes in. The 11 year old will be playing Gavroche in the prestigious production, and has been rehearsing in Canberra for the role since October last year.
Amos is only new to the singing game, having been inspired to start taking lessons in July last year after Mae herself had enjoyed taking part in a Gilbert & Sullivan production in Cooma.
He was a natural, and since that time Amos has had competition wins, been getting offers to sing further afield, and has of course secured his exciting Les Miserables role.
Amos’s voice has gained high praise, and those who would like to see him perform are encouraged to book for the upcoming production in Canberra between Feb-ruary 21 and March 16.
Amos will perform in nine of the 18 performances, as he shares the role of Gavroche with another talented young thespian.
We greatly look forward to following up on how both Mae and Amos fare in Canberra, so please stay tuned.