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£1,215
raised of £2,000 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,215 to enable Reg Meuross to accept Cape Town Holocaust Centre's invite to help empower students to find their voice through Art & Writing

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    Funded on Monday, 31st July 2017

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    Enable Reg Meuross to travel to Cape Town Holocaust Centre to help empower students to find their voice through Art & Writing. This fund aims to raise awareness of The White Rose movement, and the need for us all to protect human rights and freedom of expression on August 24th at The Holocaust Centre in Cape Town.

    Well known protest singer songwriter Reg Meuross has been invited by The Holocaust Centre in Cape Town to talk to students about songwriting as a means of peaceful protest and to perform his song (commissioned in 2015) 'For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) which is about the extraordinary bravery of anti-nazi activist Sophie Scholl.

    This will be at the Centre's annual Art & Writing Project for high schools in the Western Cape known as the White Rose Movement, aiming to give students the opportunity to learn about resistance to Nazi oppression during the Holocaust, as well as to consider what relevance this history has for all of us in 2017. It is hoped that the project will serve as a catalyst in empowering participants to each find their voice through art in resisting injustices within their own environment. When they heard Reg's song earlier this year, they immediately invited him to perform it at the event, and we need funds for airfare and touring costs. Any extra money raised will be donated to the Holocaust Centre.

    Sophie Scholl was an anti-Nazi activist and member of The White Rose movement in Germany during WW2. She was caught aged 21 (along with her brother Hans & their friend Christoph Probst) distributing leaflets and was executed by guillotine that very day on 22nd February 1943. The leaflet was the sixth in a series of documents drawing attention to the growing evil of the Nazi regime. After her death the leaflet was smuggled out of Germany and retitled The Manifesto of the Students of Munich and redistributed in millions by the allies.

    For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) https://youtu.be/O_OxFrdFVzQ

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    • Reg Meuross 4 years ago
      Reg Meuross

      Reg Meuross

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you everyone who contributed to this fund. Because of your generosity and also with some extra support from a private donor, I am now on my way to Cape Town and will be delivering For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) to students at the Western Cape at the awards ceremony for the White Rose Art & Writing project at the Holocaust Centre on 24th August, as well as touring in and around Cape Town. We will keep you updated. I'm overwhelmed by your support. Thank you again Reg

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    • Reg Meuross 4 years ago
      Reg Meuross

      Reg Meuross

      4 years ago

      Thanks everyone for your generosity. Over halfway there with 1 more day to go “The words of your songs are always so eloquent and moving, I hope you get the chance to share Sophie's song and some of your others with the White Rose Movement” “Good wishes for your trip. And thanks for opening my eyes to this story” “What a great opportunity - for you & for the students at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. I hope you manage to raise all the money you need” “A wonderful idea and a worthy cause. Well done Reg good luck with the project”

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    • Reg Meuross 4 years ago
      Reg Meuross

      Reg Meuross

      4 years ago

      Thank you everyone! If (instead of a carefully but not necessarily beautifully scrawled lyric) you would prefer a personal thank you card from me, let me know x

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    • Reg Meuross 4 years ago
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      Reg Meuross

      4 years ago

      Over 50%! Thank you so much for your kind donations and your beautiful comments. Please keep spreading the word. Thank you. Reg x

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    43

    • Nigel Shoosmith

      Nigel Shoosmith

      Jul 31, 2017

    • Ron from Gairloch

      Ron from Gairloch

      Jul 31, 2017

      Great plan, hope it all works out. Good luck.

      £25.00

    • Frederick Doody

      Frederick Doody

      Jul 31, 2017

      good luck with your trip

    • Adam

      Adam

      Jul 31, 2017

      A beautiful song that deserves to be heard far and wide

      £10.00

    • Annette Bates

      Annette Bates

      Jul 31, 2017

      Good luck, Reg! The education of the next generation is essential, if we do not want history to repeat itself.

      £20.00

    • Tess Parker

      Tess Parker

      Jul 30, 2017

      Great cause, all the best x

      £20.00

    • David Clarke

      David Clarke

      Jul 30, 2017

      Good luck with this Reg x

      £10.00

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    Reg Meuross

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    Reg is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary folk writing at its best. Mike Harding has described "'For Sophie' This Beautiful Day" as one of the most important songs to be written in the last 30 years.

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