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£155raised of £250 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £155 to bring music to Mae La Refugee Camp

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 10th December 2017

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    In 2015 I ran a folk music project with Burmese refugees in Mae La Refugee camp on the Thai/Myanmar border. I brought my violin with me and taught Northumberland fiddle tunes to students at 3 different schools across the camp. Many of the students I taught were born within the camp and have never known life outside it, therefore it was a surprise to find so many talented violin players amongst them. I taught the young people (and their teachers) how to play and sing The Blayden Races, along with some other regional tunes, as well as showing them how to do ceilidh dancing. At the end of the project we had a huge ceilidh in one of the largest schools, that was an opportunity for the whole community to come together to celebrate the success of the project and the positive impact it had on the lives of the people I worked with.

    I realised whilst working in the camp that they had very few resources. None of the students had ever had new strings on their violins, only a few had rosin and there was very little sheet music available. To help these people, I have decided to try to raise some money to buy a selection of these resources to send to them.

    On Sunday 10th September I shall be running the Great North Run (in musical fancy dress, all fool me!) and I would be incredibly grateful if you sponsored me to do it. Every penny would go towards making a huge difference to the people I worked with in Mae La Refugee Camp. I know it would mean a lot to them.

    Many thanks indeed for your generosity and support. Kay x



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      • Anonymous


        Oct 14, 2017


      • Anonymous


        Sep 8, 2017

        Good luck Kay! Sue x

      • Chris Finn

        Chris Finn

        Aug 31, 2017

        Good luck with the run and see you at the end with a nice cool beer. 😀


      • Emma Paterson

        Emma Paterson

        Aug 18, 2017

        All this- and a we baby! What a star!


      • Amelie Anson

        Amelie Anson

        Aug 14, 2017

        Good luck Kay! I will be playing my violin alongside you to help you run. See you then!!! xxxxxx


      • Keith Miller

        Keith Miller

        Aug 13, 2017

        Go get it Kay - have a great run, and a real good cause


      • Moira


        Aug 13, 2017

        Good luck, Kay! I look forward to seeing photos of you in fancy dress...!


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      Kay Stott

      Kay Stott

      Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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