Lifeskills Plus names trio of local ambassadors

Brothers 3 will perform a concert on September 25 to help raise funds for Lifeskills Plus.
Brothers 3 will perform a concert on September 25 to help raise funds for Lifeskills Plus.

Brothers3 – Makirum, Shardyn, and Tayzin Fahey Leigh – are set to be named Lifeskills Plus ambassadors at a concert for the organisation in September. 

Lifeskills Plus community liaison officer Bob Lejeune said the trio would be appointed ambassadors on September 25 because of their focus and work with people with disabilities both here and in Sydney. 

“It’s going to be an absolutely great night,” Mr Lejeune said.

Mr Lejeune said he was over the moon that Brothers3 had agreed to support Lifeskills Plus as ambassadors as they travel around the country promoting their music.

“They’re currently working on their new album so they’ll be touring soon hopefully and letting others know of Lifeskills and everything we offer,” he said. 

The idea to name an ambassador for Lifeskills has been months in the making. Mr Lejeune said he first had the idea to name Brothers3 after hearing about the work they do with disabled people in Sydney.

“It was when they came down to Mudgee for our Chain of Coins event that it really stuck in my mind, and I got to know just how amazing they are,” Mr Lejeune said. 

“I really thought they’d be great for Lifeskills Plus and for Mudgee,” he said. 

Lifeskills Plus will officially open their new home on Oporto Road from 6pm before Brothers3 take to the stage at St Matthews Catholic School for a two-hour concert to help raise funds for the disability support service. 

The trio will play a mix of new and old songs. 

Mr Lejeune said tickets were already heading out the door at a steady rate. 

“There’ll be young children, teenagers and adults in attendance,” he said.

“There’s going to be a real mix of the local community cheering Brothers3 on.”

The September event will mark just over two years since the new building first became a reality for Lifeskills Plus. 

In June 2013, the organisation received a $650,000 grant to help purchase the new building in south Mudgee. After moving into the centre in May, Lifeskills has worked with local tradesmen to get the building up and running to suit the needs of their local clients. 

The concert will take place on September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Matthews Catholic School. 

Tickets are $30 each with funds going to Lifeskills Plus. Tickets are available from visitmudgeeregion.com.au, the Visitor Information Centre, or by calling 6372 1020.  Concession tickets are $20 and are available from Lifeskills plus, Oporto Road Mudgee (6372 6440).