In 2020 and 2021 I will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and The Stroke Association. I plan to do this by selling a CD album of songs by other musicians that I am interpreting mainly on the Hammer Dulcimer and other acoustic instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, Nyckelharpa and piano.
When I’m selling the CDs, I will need to claim back some of the costs (of the songwriter licence fee and pressing 1000 CDs). This will be approximately £1200. Once I have covered these costs then any future funds from sales and donations will be split evenly between Cancer Research and the Stroke Association. I have already raised £590 for Cancer Research and would like to thank everyone who donated.
As soon as I can get out busking and performing again in the New Year, then I’ll be playing the songs on the CD and hoping that lots of people will buy it. Then I should be able to raise about £5000 for each organisation.