Volunteers needed for Operation: Acoustic 2015!

22 JUL 2014

Operation: Acoustic is continuing to bring music and laughter to the bedsides of patients at hospitals around Sydney - now we need your help!

We are looking for musically-talented volunteers to join the Operation: Acoustic roster, to perform one-on-one for patients at Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick and the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

It is a wonderful initiative to be a part of - not only does it give you a chance to practice and perform, but it also hands you the opportunity to brighten someone's day.

So what are you waiting for? Apply here.

Operation: Acoustic volunteers must be 18 and over to apply for the program.

Jess Mauboy, Karl Stefanovic and Denis Handlin AM see Operation: Acoustic in action

13 JUN 2014

Sony Foundation ambassador Jess Mauboy visited The Children's Hospital at Westmead with TODAY host Karl Stefanovic and Sony Music Chairman and CEO, Denis Handlin AM, to pay a special visit to patients on Friday.

Jess, Karl and Denis witnessed firsthand the power of Sony Foundation's bedside music program, Operation: Acoustic, which sees the healing power of music delivered through live acoustic entertainment for hospital patients.

Operation: Acoustic sees volunteer, amateur musicians head to The Children's Hospital at Westmead fortnightly to perform one-on-one to patients.

On Friday, Operation: Acoustic volunteer Tash Eloise, 19, performed.

"It's amazing to be part of Operation: Acoustic, I feel so grateful to be able to give the gift of music to those who need it most," Tash said.

The intimate connection formed between performer and patient always brings a smile to those on the wards.

"The Sony Foundation is proud to support young people in need of assistance, said Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia.

"Operation Acoustic brings music and people together in a very special way, and it is amazing to see something so simple have such a positive impact."

The sessions are not aimed to deliver therapy or treatment; they are solely about the music.

Sony Foundation has been running Operation: Acoustic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead with great success since 2012. The program also runs fortnightly at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

TUNE IN FOR 2014

04 JAN 2014

Operation: Acoustic is back in 2014 and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever. On Thursday, January 30, volunteers Jess and Olli headed to Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick armed with their guitar and ukulele.

Operation: Acoustic is all about giving the gift of music to hospital patients to give them a break from the often tedious routine of the wards. On Thursday, the young patients in the adolescent ward had a lovely evening of respite, with Jess and Olli showcasing their talents including a brilliant cover of Pharrell Williams Happy.

If you would like to get involved in Operation: Acoustic, please visit the website or get in touch with our Foundation Co-ordinator, [email protected].

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Sony Foundation

11-19 Hargrave Street East Sydney NSW 2010

PO Box 88 Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Phone: 02 9383 6200 email: [email protected]