Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£980raised of £1,200 target by 37 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,200 to buy instruments for a music school in Sierra Leone

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


Jack and Ben Trumpet and Trot over Many Mountains

In October, I will be travelling to Sierra Leone for the second time, accompanying students from Wells Cathedral School for ten busy days of outreach work with schoolchildren in and around Freetown.

Wells has been supporting the work of the Ballanta Academy of Music for almost a decade, and this year we hope to give a huge boost to their brass outreach programme.

I have been using pTrumpets and pBones as a fun way to deliver whole-class practical music lessons to my students in the UK, and I think that these plastic instruments would be the perfect way for the brass teachers in Freetown to promote their work and build the numbers of students coming to the academy for lessons.

With your help, I hope to be able to take at least 10 instruments out to Sierra Leone this year. Any additional money raised will be put towards the Wells & Ballanta scholarship program, which provides funds for deserving young musicians to be able to continue with lessons that they would otherwise be unable to afford.

To raise awareness for this cause, my younger brother Ben and I will attempt the Tranter Round this August. This gruelling circuit of 18 Scottish mountains will see us cover almost 60 km (36 miles) and climb over 6,000 metres (20,000 feet), starting and finishing in the shadow of the mighty Ben Nevis. Our target is to complete the circuit in under 24 hours.

To add to the fun, we will be carrying a pTrumpet and a pBone with us on the hills, and we will serenade the confused Scottish wildlife with the best rendition of the Sierra Leone National Anthem that we can muster in that state of exhaustion. We'll be filming some clips of this foolishness to share with all of our supporters!

Many thanks for your support.

Jack and Ben

The Ballanta Academy of Music in Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Project at Wells Cathedral School

Share this story



Jack Coward

Updates appear here

    2 months ago

    Jack Coward started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/13/2018 11:14 AM



    • Bill Morgan

      Bill Morgan

      Aug 13, 2018

      Great effort.




      Aug 8, 2018

      Best of luck, great fundraising idea, hope the target is smashed!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 8, 2018


    • Linden McKenzie

      Linden McKenzie

      Aug 8, 2018

      Nice one guys!


    • Fiona Brockhurst

      Fiona Brockhurst

      Aug 7, 2018

      The hills are alive....


    • Lulu Andrews

      Lulu Andrews

      Aug 7, 2018

      Well done Jack and Ben!!!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 3, 2018

      Good luck!


    Jack Coward

    Become a supporter

    Help Jack Coward raise more

    About the fundraiser
    Jack Coward

    Jack Coward

    Wells, UK

    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.