Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Steve Phillips

365UkeSongs fundraising page

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.  [/p][p]Around 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity, and no clean source of light, leaving them to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives.[/p][p]Many use homemade kerosene lamps which are a poor source of light; they emit toxic black smoke, eat up to 15% of a family’s income and are extremely hazardous.[/p][p]With a solar light, everything changes. These little lamps are safe, clean, and affordable. They give off hours of light in the evening, so people can learn, earn, and feel safe. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family.[/p][p]SolarAid go out to remote communities, and tell them about the benefits of solar lamps. They instil trust, build demand, and set up distribution networks for the lamps. All of this costs money. [/p][p][b]It costs about £4 to get a lamp to a family. If I can raise £1500 over a year, that is about £4 per day. Or to put it another way, every time I play a song, a family gets a lamp.[/b][/p][p][b]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/b][/p][p][b]P.S. Ukulele players - if you include your email address when you make a donation, at the end of the year you will be able to download the chords & lyrics to all 365 songs.[/b][/p]

Share Steve's story


Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2018







Great project and way to make a difference in the world. Please use only my UU nickname, not my real name .



Pam and Richard - friends of Gill and Andy

Well done Steve - keep on strumming!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sue Todd

Well done Steve .. best wishes Sue

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Great effort Steve and a brilliant cause

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Steve Taylor

advance payment for 50 autumn songs



kolibri uker

The last four months to go!



Steve Taylor

advance payment for 50 summer holiday songs ... keep up the good work Steve



Steve Taylor

bonus fiver for 'Electricity' by OMD



Jeanette from PLUC

I've really been enjoyed your selection of tunes. Happy Summer Solstice (and Happy Belated Birthday!). Well done for keeping this going so well!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



from Margot

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid