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Weʼre raising £5,000 to provide music tuition and instruments to children in Soweto

Bristol, UK
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In 2018, I have a significant birthday and the less said about that, the better.

But as a result of reflecting on that milestone, I wanted to set myself a bit of a goal and create a challenging project.

That started me thinking about what my passions are.

Firstly, music is really important to me and always has been. It’s hugely powerful in changing moods and bringing people to life in a way that few other things can.

Secondly, kids are really important to me. It’s been an amazing, rewarding experience to see my own kids grow and develop into who they are today. And on a wider scale, I firmly believe that how we educate, nurture and develop our children today sets the tone for future generations and for society as a whole.

Finally, I’ve had a long-standing passion for South Africa having visited and worked there for the last 15 years. My time in SA is always a rollercoaster ride of optimism and pessimism for a unique, beautiful country. I see extremes of poverty and wealth living cheek by jowl that you never experience in Europe. I’ve long been fascinated by the history, geography, people and current affairs of the country.

So, putting those 3 things together – music + kids + South Africa - I came up with a simple idea for a project.

I’m setting up a music bursary that will pay for children in Soweto to have music lessons and the loan of an instrument. My target is to raise £5000/R85,000 during 2018, which will support the development of 30 children for a full year. I’ll be working with the Eyethu Soweto Music Project and visiting the school in September whilst in South Africa. This project was created in 1995 and is affiliated to the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company.

I’ll be running the Bristol 10k, asking for donations instead of birthday presents and may organise other fundraising events later in the year. I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to support the project on an on-going basis and keep the bursary going for many years to come.

If you’re able to support, please give whatever you can. Thank you.

STOP PRESS - May 2018 UPDATE - a very kind, generous mate of mine, Dave Sadler, has asked his friends to chip in a contribution ahead of his big birthday next month. Thanks Dave. If anyone is donating for him, please make me aware in the message box so that I can update Dave.

STOP PRESS AGAIN - Oct 2018 - Big thanks to Jo Sadler who has also now offered to donate all her birthday presents to the music project! If anyone is donating for Jo, please make that clear in the message box. Thanks Jo! x

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  • Andy Scoble3 months ago
    Andy Scoble

    Andy Scoble

    3 months ago

    Hello! I was very lucky to visit the music project yesterday. 125 kids getting quality tuition from talented tutors in one-to-one lessons, small groups and a full orchestra. Every corner of the school was used with lessons happening in the kitchen and the school pantry. I'll share a video and pics of the visit soon - but a short video of one character is attached below. I asked him why he came to the project... Thanks again for your support which I know will make a difference to these amazing kids.

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  • Andy Scoble6 months ago
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    Andy Scoble

    6 months ago

    95% raised - almost there! Thanks to everyone who has recently donated for Dave Sadler's birthday.

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  • Andy Scoble7 months ago
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    Andy Scoble

    7 months ago

    A lovely client of mine - NEX Group - have today donated £1000 to the fundraising, taking us close to 80% of the target raised in just 6 weeks!

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Page last updated on: 10/24/2018 1:14 PM



  • Lorraine Cairney

    Lorraine Cairney

    Oct 24, 2018

    Hi, donating in honour of the lovelyJo Sadler's special birthday .Great project, best of luck Andy in smashing the target.Happy Birthday Jo ! Lots of love, Loz, Howard, Lewis & Eliana. xx


  • The Staddons family

    The Staddons family

    Oct 23, 2018

    Hi Andy. We’re donating on behalf of those lovely Sadler people - Dave did get a present but hopefully he’s sharing it with Jo. So happy 50th Jo Sadler for yesterday - hope you raise lots of dosh! Xx


  • Jack


    Oct 23, 2018

    Hi Andy. We’re donating instead of buying the lovely Joanna Sadler a birthday present. What a fantastic cause - hope you raise lots of dosh! Love & best wishes Jo, from all the Staddons xxxx


  • H Hayes

    H Hayes

    Oct 22, 2018

    A donation due to the thoughtfulness of a very precious and selfless lady; Happy Birthday Jo Sadler. You are a gem.Love Hazel, Sam & Lydia.


  • Jane Murch

    Jane Murch

    Oct 22, 2018

    Great charity and happy birthday to Jo Sadler!

  • Andy, Michelle, Max and Issy

    Andy, Michelle, Max and Issy

    Oct 21, 2018

    Happy Birthday JoMuch love Andy Michelle Max and Issy xx


  • Eve Finch

    Eve Finch

    Oct 21, 2018

    Wishing Jo a really happy 50th birthday. Much love the Finch fam. X


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