OHMI's Ten Day Challenge
Why we need your help
The OHMI Trust
Pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled. Any deficiency or impairment in one hand or arm makes traditional instruments unplayable to any reasonable standard. As a result, millions across the world are excluded from music-making for the lack of suitable instruments. OHMI’s objective is to remove the barriers to music-making so as to enable full and undifferentiated participation in musical life. Registered Charity no. 1143623. You can find out more about the work of OHMI at www.ohmi.org.uk
Our disabled musicians need your help!
Have you ever cut a finger, sprained a wrist or broken an arm? If so you may have found how challenging it can be not to have full use of both hands.
Children and adults living with an upper arm impairment have to find ways of undertaking day-to-day tasks that most of us never have to question. In order to experience the challenges that those living with disability have to address each and every day, we’re putting the nation to the test!
How well would you function with the use of only one arm?
The money raised as part of this campaign, which takes place as part of OHMI’s 10th year celebrations, will allow our charity to provide much needed musical instruments and access to lessons.
OHMI's Ten Day Challenge
Fancy joining us a fundraiser? We’re looking for individuals, families, sports clubs, groups and schools, and companies, to join us in this appeal and commit to at least ten different activities over a course of ten days.
The choice of fundraising activity is entirely yours!
Looking for inspiration? Here’s some of our suggestions on one-handed activities. (Feel free to add a time limit to make them even more challenging!)
- Play a board game.
- Write a letter to a friend or relative using your opposite hand.
- Make a cake.Wash your hair.
- Wash and polish the car.
- Load and unload the dishwasher (without breaking anything!)
- Put on and take off your socks and shoes.
- Do a supermarket shop.
- Play catch.
Your own unique idea for 10 different activities for you, your family, club, school, company…
To make the experience as authentic as possible, here’s a few suggestions on what you can do to put your other hand out of service:
- Wear an oven mitt.
- Wrap your hand in bubble wrap.
- Put it in a sling.
Making a difference
Without adapted instruments, children and adults living with disabilities cannot make music.
Here’s where your fundraising contributions and donations can make a difference:
- £30: The conversion of a brass instrument for use by a one-handed player
- £50: one place in a workshop session led by music teachers experienced in working with adapted instruments
- £60: Two individual music lessons with a specially trained instrument teacher
- £100: The purchase of a bespoke instrument stand to be used as part of OHMI’s Instrument Hire Scheme
- £200: The purchase of a trumpet or cornet to be used as part of OHMI’s Instrument Hire Scheme
- £350: The purchase of a one-handed recorder to be used as part of OHMI’s Instrument Hire Scheme
- £750: The support of one OHMI music-maker place for a year
How it works
1. Sign up and choose your start date to set up your fundraising challenge page.
2. Log your progress on the page.
3. Share your page and progress with friends, family and colleagues to bring in donations.
4. Share photos and videos on social media, tagging @TheOHMITrust2016 and using the #OHMITen.
If you would like a sponsorship form and/or a fundraising pack to print off please email firstname.lastname@example.org
raised towards £10,000.00 target
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Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £1,096.19
Raised offline £0.00