"Giving back makes me feel really proud.”
Nine-year-old Johnny Beach has a special talent that has received extra notice since the pandemic began back in March 2020. So much so, he has been able to raise funds for The Friends of the Moncton Hospital as well as other worthy causes that are important to him.
“It all started when I found this video on YouTube of a fourteen-year-old boy playing the Orange Blossom Special on the fiddle. It really inspired me. I wanted to do that so I begged my parents for six months to get me a fiddle and finally around Christmas time they did."
He started playing when he was six years old, taking lessons and practicing a lot in his spare time. Then when COVID hit, and he was in lockdown at home, he got an idea.
"I decided to go and play the fiddle on my front porch at least every afternoon. I was getting all this money and I didn’t know what to do with it. I have lots of things and didn’t really need it - so then I had the idea of fundraising.”
Once he was able to go out and move around more, Johnny chose popular spots around the city where he would busk. All the funds he’s raised go to charity. He chose The Moncton Hospital for a special reason.
"When I was only three months old I received a life-saving surgery there. Being able to give back to the people that helped me makes me really proud. I gave four hundred dollars!” – Johnny Beach
Right now, you can ensure everyone in our community receives the best care possible by giving to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation.
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