Girl, 9, raises voice for funds
A SONG written by nine-year-old Georgie Groth to take her mind off flood concerns is taking on a life of its own.
Georgie was holidaying in Gladstone with her aunties at the time of the flooding in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions, her mother Suzanne Parker said.
“Although I was pleased she was safe, being stranded in Gladstone created its own problems with her worrying over us back here and wondering if she still had a home to come back to,” Mrs Parker said.
“Still, she turned that worry into a positive thing by writing the song and singing it to raise money,” Mrs Parker said.
“She has always been good at writing stories, but writing a song was a first, and hopefully not a last.”
Mrs Parker said that while her daughter had composed the song to help herself deal with thoughts of her family, she then decided to raise money for the flood victims by singing it while she was away.
“This is a marvellous thing she has done, and I’m proud of her for having the confidence to sing it in front of strangers.”
Georgie’s grandmother Bridget Parker, of Laidley, arranged for her granddaughter to have the song recorded at a studio in the region.
Georgie’s song, named The Flood Song has been uploaded onto YouTube, which has been viewed more than 125 times.
Georgie described recording the song as “better than eating ice-cream” or chocolate.