I'm an Australian singer who moved to the UK in order to pursue my musical dreams, through gigging, recording an album and saving money for a masters degree in vocal performance. In November last year, I broke my ankle coming home from a gig. After three (yes three!) misdiagnosis by the NHS, my ankle was left severely damaged, leaving me unable to work and barely able to survive in London. I never fully recovered and have upcoming ankle surgery on May 18th. I will be stuck on bed rest for 6 weeks after surgery, which will leave me with little to no income for almost 6 months. After a successful Masters Audition last week, I found out being an international student outside of the EU requires me to pay £9000 upfront. I am unable to get a loan, as I can not apply for a new visa without the full course being paid.
If the money is not paid by July, I will not only lose everything I've worked towards with my music, but I will be deported from the country.
I have been working tirelessly towards my music career and becoming the best musician I can be. Before my ankle incident occurred I've been living in the UK, writing & recording my debut album and gigging around Europe. My debut album is well underway, with the completion of my video clip being the next step. After which, I will be showcasing my album and releasing my first singles to the public. This however, depends solely on me being able to stay in the country through the study of the masters. Otherwise, I'm at risk of never getting to complete or release the album I've been working towards for years.
Studying a Masters In Popular Music Performance gives me the opportunity to work with leading industry mentors and provides me with a platform to help launch my career to new heights. As a Masters student I would have access to the UK's largest professional music community. The Masters will also allow me to avoid deportation from the UK, so I can continue pursing my musical endeavours.
My broken ankle has left me with little to no source of income, making it a huge struggle to pay rent and keep afloat in London. My family have helped me well beyond their means, even with the crippling pound to dollar exchange rates. NHS hasn't provided me with any further support since the wrong diagnosis, instead just causing me more problems. My upcoming surgery will require me to stay on bed rest for 6 weeks, followed by 3 months of rehab.
I NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP MY DREAM ALIVE!
I truly hope TOGETHER with your help I can continue pursing the music career I've worked my whole life toward and remain in the UK.
It can be as simple as 300 people donating £30 each, so please help share the word and make my dreams a reality.