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raised of £3,000 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,155 to Raise money for the homeless in the UK.

    Funded on Friday, 22nd January 2021

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    Covid is causing huge suffering right now, but being homeless while the pandemic is raging is a special kind of awful. If you live on the street there’s often no shelter and, if you catch the virus, there may be no friends and family riding to the rescue.

    We are The Spiderhawks, a group of musicians, who want to help those who are struggling during this not-so-festive season. We’ve recorded a charity Christmas single called Holy Joe. Click on the video to listen to the song. If you like it, you can watch again on YouTube. It is now available here on Spotify to add to your Spotify playlist. And you can buy the download here on Amazon.

    If you could donate even a small amount of money, the hero of our song, Joe Monroe, would be extremely grateful as would the many other Joes and Janes who are out on the street right now. All money raised will be given to a selection of established homeless charities.

    HOLY JOE was written by Jim Preen (lyrics), and Simon Webb (music) as a Christmas song to raise money for the homeless.

    It is performed by THE SPIDERHAWKS:

    Robert Hart - Vocals , Simon Webb - Keyboards, Jay Stapley - Guitars , John Gordon - Bass, John Trotter - Drums, Al Stewart - Sax , Pete Jagger - Blues Harp , Lynda Hayes & Steve Stapley - Backing Vocals .

    The HOLY JOE lead vocals were recorded by Stephen Smith at Room With A View Studio, Hampshire, the band recorded themselves in their own studios, the song was mixed by Simon Webb at SF Studio, Suffolk, and mastered by Martin Russell at The Music Barn, Gloucestershire.

    The video was created by Jim Preen & Simon Webb. The homeless photographs are used by kind permission of Depositphotos, and the band footage is by the musicians themselves.

    Holy Joe is now available in all reputable musical outlets including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, & Deezer .

    To licence Holy Joe, use the contact form below. To donate, click the Donate Now button at the top right of this page. All proceeds will go to UK homeless charities. All the musicians involved have contributed their time freely.

    Here are The Spiderhawks recording Holy Joe in pandemic-style.

    Holy Joe is published by Music For Sport Ltd. All rights reserved Music For Sport 2020.



    • Simon Webb & Jim Preen3 years ago
      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      3 years ago

      On Friday the 22nd January 2021, our appeal will come to an end. We would like to thank everybody who donated money and time, helping raise a total of £3155. On your behalf we gave £2000 to Shelter, and, Simon being a resident of Suffolk, £350 to the Ipswich Bus Shelter, who provide rough sleepers with a warm, dry and safe environment, and £692 to Help Our Homeless Ipswich, who are part of a group of agencies helping homeless people. The Just Giving website fees came to £113. So, thanks again, and best wishes for 2021. Simon & Jim

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    • Simon Webb & Jim Preen3 years ago
      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      3 years ago

      We’ve reached our target - £3000 for the homeless. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and to the musicians who gave their time and talent for free. Early in the new year we will let you know which charities will benefit from your generosity. In the meantime, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for a better new year.

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    • Simon Webb & Jim Preen4 years ago
      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      Simon Webb & Jim Preen

      4 years ago

      Thanks to your wonderful generosity, we have hit £2500. Please share the link, and encourage your friends and colleagues to donate also. Best wishes from Jim, Simon and The Spiderhawks.

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    • Gab


      Jan 14, 2021

      Well done


    • AB


      Dec 25, 2020


    • Sue Woodman

      Sue Woodman

      Dec 25, 2020




      Dec 24, 2020

      Proud to take this fundraising to reach its target. Congratulations to Jim, Simon and all the musicians who gave their time and talent to support this incredibly important cause.


    • Victor


      Dec 23, 2020

      Such an amazing gesture for such a good cause.


    • Anonymous


      Dec 23, 2020

      Such a great song you guys just thought I’d push it over the target

    • Sarah & Tim

      Sarah & Tim

      Dec 22, 2020

      What a great cause, thank you


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    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

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    Long-time friends Simon Webb and Jim Preen have been writing songs together for nearly a year. The illustrious Spiderhawks have been accompanying the great and the good of the music world for quite a time. They have worked with everybody from Dizzie Gillespie to George Michael!

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