HITTING RIGHT NOTE: Oz Bayldon is to receive a Queensland Day Award.
HITTING RIGHT NOTE: Oz Bayldon is to receive a Queensland Day Award. Brett Wortman

Oz Bayldon dedicated to helping with song

INTERNATIONAL musician Craig 'Oz' Bayldon, who has spent most of his adult life helping disadvantaged people to live better lives, is the most recent recipient of the 2017 Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Awards.

Mr Bayldon has created and coordinated an array of public events to raise funds for charities that provide valuable supports and services, and also raise public awareness of people who are often marginalised.

These events include the annual Battersea Park Community Festival (London), Kathmandu Street Festival (Nepal) and Refugee Pop up Kitchens (UK) and he also founded the children's charity, Music4children.

Since returning with his young family to his home town of Noosa in 2015, Mr Bayldon has worked to establish a community festival - Noosa Come Together - to raise money for the disabled sailing program Sailability Noosa at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club.

The first festival, held last year, was a great success and raised enough financial support to operate the Sailability Noosa program, fully funded, for the 2016 season.

Mr Bayldon is currently working on the 2017 festival to be held on June 11 which promises to far exceed the success of the inaugural event.

The awards are being presented on Monday,

June 5.

If you would like to nominate someone from a registered not-for-profit community organisation visit glenelmes.com to find out more.

The 2017 Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Awards are an initiative of Member for Noosa Glen Elmes and is proudly sponsored by Noosa News, Tewantin Community Bendigo Bank and Noosa One Stop Print and Sign Centre.


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