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Benita Johnson

YouTube Live Music Event

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I will be doing a series of live-stream gigs from home, every Saturday in August 2020, 8.30pm GMT on my YouTube Channel: Benita Johnson 2020. [/p][p]It would be great if you could join me and help raise funds for this worthwhile charity. [/p][p]I am fundraising for the UK charity [b]Help Musicians[/b], which is the working name of the Musicians Benevolent Fund. The charity are there for musicians at any stage in their career, providing assistance with professional development and at times of crisis, illness or injury. [/p][p]Currently, due to the impact of Covid-19, hoardes of musicians are now facing tough choices as work has been withdrawn due to venue closures and the future of their careers looks very uncertain. For many talented individuals, a grant from Help Musicians could be the difference between maintaining their home or sofa-surfing. I can vouch for the fact that it is very hard to stay at the top of your game, whatever you do, when you are struggling to subsist. [/p][p]The music industry is founded on the supreme efforts of musicians working at every level. Those at the grassroots are particularly suffering at present and without them, there would be no open mic testing grounds for future talent, no teachers, no wedding singers, no student bands, no pub singers. [/p][p]I have been a semi-professional musician for many years. I have had the privilege of supporting some big names. I have travelled and seen parts of the world, entered peoples' lives and communicated with them in a way I never could have except through music. I have taught and been taught. Music is a gift that just keeps giving, not only to the artist but to everyone they teach or reach through their performances. [/p][p]I would like to raise funds to help to keep another precious musician going a little longer in these uncertain times. My target is quite modest but it will make a welcome difference. Please give what you can. Let's keep the music alive. [/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Aug 2020


Jul 31, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid