Entertainment

Brothers come to Lucy's aid

The Aitken brothers, Tim and Sam (right), are planning on busking to raise money for Lucy, 2, who needs surgery.
The Aitken brothers, Tim and Sam (right), are planning on busking to raise money for Lucy, 2, who needs surgery. Warren Lynam

THEY are young, talented and philanthropic.

Tim Aitken, 13, and his younger brother Sam, 10, will hit the Bulcock St Markets this weekend to raise money for two-year-old Lucy Day who desperately needs surgery on her ear.

Lucy has a rare condition that has left her with just 30% hearing.

It can can only be repaired by having surgery in the United States.

Tim, a guitarist and singer, won the Caloundra Music Festival's busking competition last year.

Since then, Sam has taken on singing and percussion by his brother's side.

After regular stints at the Caloundra markets, the boys were asked to play at a fundraiser for Lucy, whose family is trying to raise about $60,000 for the operation.

Sam and Tim met Lucy that night and dedicated a rousing version of Coldplay's Fix You to her.

As their mother Lisa tells it, they then showed just how much of an impact Lucy had on them.

"They came up to my husband and me and said, 'Would it be okay to busk on Sunday and give all the money we raise to her operation?'" Mrs Aitken said.

"Obviously we said 'of course'."

So the Aitken boys are preparing to raise up to $1000 from a single Sunday session.

Their planned gig on March 18 had to be postponed due to the gloomy weather.

Mrs Aitken said that for a pair of working parents, it was wonderful to see the two boys so determined to help.

"They're going to do the best they can to raise the most amount of money they can," Mrs Aitken said.

"The market has confirmed that they will put them on the main roundabout near Henzells.

"After the juggle of parenting and working - both of us have businesses - you realise you must be doing something right."

Young Lucy and her mother are expected to try to catch some of the show on Sunday.

Topics:  busking, caloundra music festival, lucy day, music


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Ready to fight fire ignorance

A past bushfire along Eumundi Rd fuelled by strong northerly winds.

Eumundi fire risk workshop

Beyond 30s giving hope

Life Beyond 30 founder Wendy Wilson - in need of a helping hand.

Noosa helper needs help

Latest deals and offers

High acclaim for Cooroy's Long Tan tribute

Cooroy's Long Tan tribute may go on road

Ready to fight fire ignorance

A past bushfire along Eumundi Rd fuelled by strong northerly winds.

Eumundi fire risk workshop

Beyond 30s giving hope

Life Beyond 30 founder Wendy Wilson - in need of a helping hand.

Noosa helper needs help

Skuse's surprise G-G medal

Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove makes a special award to Pam Skuse of Mision Mexico.

Former Noosa couple honoured

Celebrate craft beer on Saturday

The Noosa Craft Beer Festival is back tomorrow

73 live acts in festival teaser

Acts to play five venues over eight weeks

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Don't fence us in: Boomers keep housing options open

White Picket Fence

No one-size-fits all solution for retiree housing, expert says

Why 93-year-old 'bachelor' Paul prefers to keep his pad

Paul Pariscos.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Paul Pariscos calls his unit at Maroochydore a bachelor pad

Is this the Coast's finest real estate?

These houses are nothing short of amazing.

Check out the photos of homes that few of us know anything about

Pat Rafter isn't the only star selling up

STAR: Pat Rafter.

Can you guess who else is going to the market in Noosa?

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF