On 9 June I left my house with a backpack, fiddle and completely empty wallet at the start of a 'round-the-world busk' in aid of Musequality, a charity that supports music projects for some of the poorest children in the developing world.

Musequality's work is about far more than helping children develop a gift that they and their communities will enjoy for a lifetime. There is a large and consistent body of evidence showing that children receiving regular music lessons improve more quickly across a wide range of skills than those receiving no music education. As well being a cost-effective means of delivering educational benefits, music projects offer an arena in which children, many of whom lack a stable family environment, can develop the social skills, discipline and self-esteem that will equip them to face life's wider challenges.

If it is to have a secure future, the developing world needs qualified and able teachers, doctors, lawyers, farmers, as well as responsible social and business leaders. If it is to have those people in the future, it needs - today - to have young people with the skills, strength of mind and self-confidence to believe they can, with hard work, fulfil those and other important roles. Musequality's goal is to help children discover those qualities within themselves.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor our work: Musequality will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

Many thanks for your support,


For more information please go to

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 1119308

Musequality, founded in May 2007, sets up and supports music projects for some of the poorest children in the developing world. Our aim is not to produce professional musicians but to give vulnerable children the chance to learn skills – such as self-confidence, problem-solving, numeracy and goal-setting – and build a sense of identity that will give them a route out of poverty and away from the risks of drug culture, violence and crime. Founded by David Juritz, internationally acclaimed violinist who busked his way around the world fundraising for the charity, read more about us at

Donations 83

busking money &donation from kids' piggy banks for some other kids somewhere!

Donation by Yuko & ist cafetonia on 25/06/09


We enjoyed world busk in Kobe!! 18 cds & others

Donation by peaceforest friends on 24/06/09


I don't know you but good luck from Julie at Integral, Manchester.

Donation by Julie Reynolds on 19/06/09


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

26CDs bought by audience in Ashiya& Kobe

Donation by Michiko Abe on 29/03/09


Definitely we hope to see you again soon.

Donation by Fumi & Yoshi Mukai on 21/03/09


We thank you for your fantastic performance, hoping that "from the heart - may it go again to the heart" like Beethoven.

Donation by The Shin Nippon Symphony Orchestra on 19/03/09


52 CDs bought by SNSO audiences & members

Donation by The Shin Nippon Symphony Orchestra on 19/03/09


My mother would be so impressed.

Donation by Catherine Carr on 07/03/09


Comission donated from CD sales in Aberdeen

Donation by David on 27/12/08


Joyous Schubert Octet in Sarratt; thank you and good fortune

Donation by Ulla and Noel Rice on 20/09/08


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by giles on 23/06/08


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Such valuable work, David, wishing the venture every success.

Donation by Cecilia and Andrew on 07/04/08


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by Trevor Hastie on 17/12/07


Met you at Portsmouth G School in the summer. Tremendous effort - hope money still flowing in

Donation by anonymous on 15/12/07


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donated on behalf of the Owen family from HULL

Donation by Terry Walters on 13/12/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Congratulations! Best wishes, The Salvalaggios

Donation by Karin Salvalaggio on 12/12/07


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by Nicholas Barr on 11/12/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good wishes for your work

Donation by Heraldo on 07/12/07


Well done David! Missed your performances in Hong Kong

Donation by Tony Harris on 27/11/07


Donation by anonymous on 08/11/07


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by anonymous on 06/11/07


Well done David - good luck with the future of your charity !

Donation by Ian Hall on 02/11/07


+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Andrew Pears on 02/11/07


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done! Great cause and I know from my own experience of fundraising how hard it is to do!

Donation by Jane on 29/10/07


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation by Tony Wallis on 27/10/07


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£10,520.00
  • Offline donations£64,500.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£75,020.00
  • Gift Aid£1,008.33

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