30 Jul

trek-booklet-becs_cover_1In October 2011, a young man whose life seemed so full of promise committed suicide. No-one saw it coming, and it’s still not clear why he did it. For his family and friends, it’s been a long and hard road back from that tragedy. But music has been a key part of that journey.

Bec Hastie lives at Kuranda, in far north Queensland, with her family. Her son Harry was almost 21 when he took his own life. Since then, Bec has done all the things a parent does after such an awful event. And one more thing that most don’t do – she’s recorded an album of original songs that reach out to Harry, and to anyone else who might be suffering, even contemplating suicide.

The album is called Trek Towards The Sun, an independent release, recorded here in FNQ. Some of the proceeds of the CD will go to support The R U OK? Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly, meaningfully ask ‘are you ok?’ to support those struggling with life.

LISTEN Click on the red arrow to hear Bec talk about the album and to hear some songs from Trek Towards The Sun.


Posted by on July 30, 2013 in EFFINCUE, far north Queensland, music


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  1. Jenny Keryk

    August 16, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    On a recent trip to Kuranda we met Bec and her hubby. We had a chat about her story and of course bought her CD. Cannot stop listening to it !!! Fabulous voice and the words are so beautiful.
    Have shared this music with co-workers and family and all agree it is fantastic. Keep up the good work and all the very best for the future – regards Jenny and Vic (Shepparton in Victoria)

    • rdontheroad

      August 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      Thanks Jenny and Vic. Talking to Bec really inspired me – good to hear she’s having that effect on others too. Thanks for writing to me. Cheers

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