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Matt Dobbie

Ramshackle Rally - Rock n Rollas

Fundraising for Music for Africa

18 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 14 supporters
  • Team members: Matt Dobbie, Kev Newton, Bob Wright
  • Event: Ramshackle Rally Valencia, 20 Aug 2010 to 24 Aug 2010

Music for Africa

MFA provides guitar and piano tuition in a poor part of South Africa.To date they have won 4 Bronze Medal awards for highest grade in Classical Guitar from Trinity College of Music. They teach around100 children each week and employ four South African teachers.

Charity Registration No. 1102129


Hi - welcome to our JustGiving page...

On the 19th of August Matt Dobbie, Kev Newton and Bob Wright will be setting off on a Ramshackle Rally to Valencia.

We'll be travelling over 1800 miles, unsupported in a 15 year old Mercedes which has definitely seen better days. We're driving from Leeds to the rally starting point in Calais where we'll join 80 other teams, each in their own cars before setting off in convoy. We'll be passing through Annecy, Sanremo and Perpignan before ultimately ending in Valencia.

Most teams decorate their cars and we've spent weeks decorating our car in a musical theme, complete with a giant guitar on the roof, drum kit on the boot and keyboards down the sides. To top it all off there's a live speaker cab on the bonnet which will be rigged through a small amp to an electric guitar on the back seat!

We're collecting sponsorship money for a charity called Music for Africa. The charity raises money to build and maintain classrooms, employ music tutors and provide instruments for kids who would otherwise never get the opportunity to play and express themselves in a way that we take for granted.

In the early 1950's, a little boy born in Witbank, South Africa was given his first trumpet by an anti-Apartheid chaplain, Trevor Huddlestone. For obvious reasons, no music schools at that time were open for the boy's development, but he pursued music abroad and, nowadays, you know him as Hugh Masekela...however clichéd it may be, music opportunities can and do transform lives.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Thank you! :)


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  • Oh Lord won'cha buy me a Mercedes-Benz.. +8