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£730raised of £700 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to The Preservation Hall Foundation & New Orleans Musicians Clinic

    New Orleans, LA, USA
    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    Ey up, thanks for looking at our page!

    UPDATE: We have made it to Natchez. So we've cycled over 500 miles down the entire length of the Nactehz Trace. An ancient route that is now a great cycling road from Nashville to the Mississippi. Since we've gone past our original £500 target we have raised it to £700 and anything over the original £500 will go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, an organisation providing affordable and comprehensive healthcare to New Orleans musicians. https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/ Trying to raise £1 for every mile we cycle!

    This September we are cycling 725 miles from Nashville to New Orleans - through the Cradle of the Blues - to celebrate finishing two decades in education! Along the way we want to give something back to the communities we pass through and are raising money for the Preservation Hall Foundation. If you can spare a dime to help us support this fantastic place that is keeping the music heritage of The Big Easy alive by providing music education to young New Orleanians we'd be most grateful!!

    In their own words, the Preservation Hall Foundation aims to: "Serve the next generation of New Orleans musicians and listeners through our education programs. We serve at-risk youth at schools, detention centers, and community centers in the Greater New Orleans area. The core constituency of our music students are elementary and secondary-schoolers, for whom we subsidize or completely underwrite the cost of weekly music classes, field trips, and educational resources".

    It's doing incredible work keeping the music of New Orleans alive, and the venue itself has been a mainstay of the music scene since 1961, as the great Louis Armstrong once said "Preservation Hall. Now that's where you'll find all of the greats."

    We're riding from Nashville, Tennessee, through Cherokee, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi eventually heading down to Baton Rouge and New Orleans. We'll sampling the music and food heavily along the way and blogging, interviewing and uploading videos to Facebook and Instagram (@wilsonemj) so make sure to follow our progress.

    Thanks a lot!

    Sam & Ed

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    33

    • Rosa Lynch-Northover

      Rosa Lynch-Northover

      Sep 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Becky Irwin

      Becky Irwin

      Sep 21, 2018

      Great cause lads.

      £20.00

    • Daisy

      Daisy

      Sep 21, 2018

      Woohoo! You made it! :D

      £5.00

    • Jessica Dinsdale

      Jessica Dinsdale

      Sep 21, 2018

      Well done to both of you!

      £10.00

    • Kyra Thole

      Kyra Thole

      Sep 20, 2018

      £10.00

    • Paddy

      Paddy

      Sep 20, 2018

      £15.00

    • Dan Nash

      Dan Nash

      Sep 20, 2018

      Chipping in for the shlid support fund

      £10.00

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    Sam and Ed Wilson

    Sam and Ed Wilson

    New Orleans, LA, USA

    While cycling from Nashville to New Orleans we are raising money for a New Orleans based charity providing music and education to at-risk local kids & a medical clinic for New Orleans musicians. Aiming for one pound raised for every mile cycled.

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