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By JD Music, May 31 2017 08:53PM

My September fundraising event for my Guitars 4 Good project (re. childhood cancer awareness) is called ‘Gigging 4 Gold’: it’s a play on words (digging for gold); gold is the colour of the ribbon for childhood cancer awareness and the bands will in fact be gigging for gold (i.e., money).


Stereophonics’ PA, Natalie, has sent me an autographed photo of the band to sell/raffle on behalf of Guitars 4 Good. Aberdare of course is Stereophonics' home town. I plan to raffle the photo on the night of the gig.


The bands performing at the fundraiser are being interviewed over the 3 weeks leading up to the gig, on the Rock Show on Radio Tircoed, an FM radio station in Swansea which has a large audience.


I also have Solving Kids’ Cancer wristbands which will be sold on the night. The proceeds from which will go to a 5 year old Mia Chambers from the town next to mine, Merthyr Tydfil, who is suffering from neuroblastoma.

By JD Music, Mar 29 2017 08:09PM

I'm honoured to have been asked to join the RT Rock Show team by writing for their website. The RT Rock Show airs on Radio Tircoed 106.5fm which is based in the Swansea area.


https://www.thertrockshow.com/


I've done an introductory blog for those who don't know what I do with JD Music, or Paradiddles Plectrums and Posers, or Guitars 4 Good.


I will then be spotlighting the amazing rock talent we have in Wales by writing about the bands I have worked with via both JD Music and/or Paradiddles Plectrums and Posers, probably once a month.

By JD Music, Jan 8 2017 06:38PM

As I said in the previous post, the aim of Guitars 4 Good is to help children with cancer in various ways, such as with spirit boosting ‘goody bags’/gifts and ‘music as therapy’ sessions by way of acoustic performances by singer/guitarists on paediatric oncology wards.


In December I did my first personalised gifts. I thought of doing what I call 'comfort cushions' after seeing a photograph of 2 young sisters (one is in remission from cancer and the other is still fighting it) when they hadn't seen each other for 3 weeks, with their hands against the glass on the door. So I thought with their sister cushions they'll always be able to hug each other even if not in person. The 'comfort cushions' therefore will give both the physical comfort that a cushion gives and emotional comfort.


Below are screenshots of the photo their mother took along with the lovely comments and 'likes' (117) it got on Facebook and Twitter.


I paid for the cushions myself as Guitars 4 Good has no money yet. I have plans to do a fundraising gig in Aberdare with some bands I know but that will probably be in the summer.


If you'd like to see more big smiles like in the photo, then please donate something to Guitars 4 Good. If you can spare even £1, then that will be a help towards me being able to do more special gifts for these courageous children.


https://www.gofundme.com/guitars-4-good


By JD Music, Aug 17 2016 05:17PM

I have a new project called ‘Guitars 4 Good’ the strapline of which is ‘Uing the power of music as a power of good.’ It is a not for profit project which will (when it gets going properly) operate through contributions and proceeds from fundraising gigs and the sale of in-kind donations such as CDs.


The aim of the project is to help children with cancer in various ways, such as with spirit boosting ‘goody bags’/gifts and ‘music as therapy’ sessions by way of acoustic performances by singer/guitarists on paediatric oncology wards.



Full details on the new website:

http://www.guitars4good.co.uk


If any bands have any ideas, or would like to be involved with fundraising in some way (maybe with a collection at a gig, for example), then please email Jayne at: info@guitars4good.co.uk


or alternatively if you raise any funds in any way then simply pay them into the ‘Guitars 4 Good’ GoFundMe page


https://www.gofundme.com/guitars-4-good


There is no need to register/have a password to pay a donation (unlike with Just Giving) you just pay with your card as you usually do when buying online, or use Paypal.


Make sure to put your band/professional name and I will give you a shout out on my Twitter and Facebook music pages, as well as giving you a mention on this website, the Paradiddles Plectrums and Posers website and of course the Guitars 4 Good website.


So a bit of free promo in return for your help.


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