Bella And Broken Ballerina Swing And Sing For DV

Introducing Bella Mackenzie, an emerging Mackay local singer-songwriter, who is set to grace the stage at the upcoming Broken Ballerina Charity Golf Day on Friday, August 2nd.

Attendees will gather for a day filled with golf, camaraderie, and most importantly, support for Broken Ballerina Inc., a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to aiding survivors of domestic violence in the region.

Behind Broken Ballerina Inc., stands its founder, Jules Thompson, a woman of courage and dedication. Alongside her husband Pete, Jules works tirelessly, seven days a week, to assist individuals and families throughout Mackay and surrounding areas.

Bella's highly anticipated performance at the event adds a layer of depth and entertainment, enhancing the day's atmosphere with her heartfelt music and a primary focus on raising crucial funds to assist those in need within the community.

Bella's song "She Don't Walk Like That Anymore," co-written with Steve Boom when she was just 16 years old resonates deeply with the hidden struggles of individuals and households affected by domestic violence.

Her musical journey began with mastering the guitar at 12 years of age, captivating audiences in local pubs and shocking those around her with her ability to reflect on causes close to her heart, including the fight against domestic violence.

In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Bella to uncover her point of view, in light of her involvement at the upcoming Broken Ballerina Inc. charity golf day event.

“I feel super strongly about the cause and it’s definitely one I’d like to support,” she said.

“As a young kid I was taught that everybody has their own struggles and you never know what’s going on in someone’s life.

“That topic came to mind when I wrote the song and it ties in with domestic violence because you just never know what people are going through at home.”

As Bella graces the stage, her voice will become a vessel for the stories of survivors, echoing their resilience and determination to break free from the cycle of violence. The event offers attendees not only a day of golfing fun, but also an opportunity to contribute to a cause that Jules Thompson and a rally of community locals are so passionate about.

Bella emphasises that “you just never know what’s going on in someone’s world and they can have the biggest smile on their face and be hurting the most they’ve ever hurt in their life so just be kind to everyone.”

Bella has new music coming out very soon and you can listen in on all digital streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple music and Google music etc.

If you would like to donate or find out more about the upcoming Broken Ballerina charity golf day event, please visit Broken Ballerina Inc online or via Facebook.

19-year-old Bella Mackenzie will play live at the Mackay Golf Club in honour of Broken Ballerina – a charitable organisation raising funds for survivors of domestic violence.