Meet Luke Harrison...
Our Paradise Kids Young Ambassador, Luke Harrison is a gifted singer, songwriter and actor, plus he is really cool! At the tender age of 14, Luke has penned and released an original song titled Heaven’s Song and has a number of exceptional performances under his belt.
On 15 April 2018, Luke sang live at the Closing Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games alongside Australian Soprano Greta Bradman and Guitarist Karin Schaupp during the Commonwealth Games Flag Lowering and Handover. Luke also sang backing vocals for Iconic Australian Musician Archie Roach in the finale of the Closing Ceremony. Luke recorded the Queen’s Baton Relay Song with Music Director Katie Noonan for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. On 4 April 2018, this song played throughout the stadium as Her Majesty’s Baton arrived and was handed over at the Opening Ceremony.
Luke’s goal is to touch lives around the world with his gift of voice, music and performing, he also wants to use the platform he has been given to provide hope and encouragement for his peers going through big changes from traumatic experiences. Our Young Ambassador is passionate about the work of Paradise Kids and is excited to play a key role in our Angel Appeal Activities, especially the Angel Choir.
At Christmastime, Luke leads our Angel Choir, singing with and mentoring our Angels. Luke loves to encourage young people to get involved with fundraising activities and “pay it forward” to other children in the community who need our help. Luke recently championed his schoolmates to get involved and help others through his school annual Giveathon … raising over $5,000 for Paradise Kids.
In 2018, Luke was named one of the three Westfield Local Hero’s by Westfield Helensvale … winning $10,000 for Paradise Kids. The funds are being used to directly support children and their families needing our specialised services to “help heal the heartache” from the big changes happening in their lives.
Young People can join Luke and get involved by…
- Participating in our Angel Choir at Christmastime
- Support Luke’s Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns
- Participate in School-based Fundraising Initiatives such as Giveathon
- Conducting their own Fundraising or Awareness Activity for Paradise Kids
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed the Young Ambassador of Paradise Kids and the Angel Appeal. Paradise Kids is a magnificent charity that aims to ‘Heal the Heartache’ supporting children physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually after trauma.
I am passionate about this cause and excited to play a key role in increasing the awareness of Paradise Kids within both the community and amongst my peers and the general public alike.
As Ambassador I will dedicate my time to increase fundraising support for Paradise Kids and the Angel Appeal, sing with the Angel Choir, speak at events and personally offer support to the children at Paradise Kids and also to the residents of Hopewell Hospice, which is very close to my heart.”
– Luke Harrison