“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
My first fundraiser (which I did via my music promotion work JD Music) was via a limited edition CD of a track called 'Surrender' by Killing For Company, featuring Stuart Cable (Stereophonic founding member and original drummer). 50 CDs were kindly gifted to me by Dischromatics Ltd, who pressed the CDs and printed the covers.
With donations taken for the 50 CDs I was able to donate £200 to Tŷ Hafan and their Music Therapy project (it seemed appropriate given how the money was raised).
I had my press release printed in papers across South Wales (such as Western Mail, South Wales Echo, South Wales Evening Post, Cynon Valley Leader, Rhondda Leader, Pontypridd Observer) as well as on several news and music websites, and the poster re-tweeted on Twitter by singer Cerys Matthews (Catatonia), BBC radio presenter Bethan Elfyn, Matthew Pritchard of Dirty Sanchez fame and Hollywood actor Michael Sheen (below).
Having raised £200 for the children's hospice, and after having visited the facility, I would like to continue support by helping make people aware of the amazing work they do at Tŷ Hafan and hopefully raising more money for them in the future.