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DrumForNHS

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]On July 18th 2020, #DrumForNHS invited Paul Martin of BBC's Flog It! to auction music memorabilia following 20-days and more than 250 hours non-stop drumming to raise funds for the NHS. The auction launched to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the NHS and a national event to thank the NHS, key workers, and all those who’ve cared for people in their community raised almost £14,000.[/p][p]At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic twenty of the UK’s finest drummers played 12-hour shifts for ten days non-stop to raise money for the NHS. Drumming on kits at home or in lockdown studios in Basingstoke and Greys, these musicians who’ve drummed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, initially raised over £30,000. [/p][p]In the drumming community, the initiative #DrumForNHS was conceived by Errol Kennedy of Imagination, and his wife Techno Twin Bev Sage Kennedy. Errol began by drumming an extraordinary 24-hour solo shift before enlisting the support of their friends in the drumming community to keep the drumming going. [/p][p]For ten days non-stop they drummed for over 250 hours, some taking day shifts, some the night shift. [/p][p]From the lockdown studio in Basingstoke used to record some of the Drumathon sessions, auctioneer /drummer Paul Martin of Flog It! conducted an online #DrumForNHS auction of drum & music memorabilia to raise more frontline funds. He explained,[/p][p]“Drummers are the heartbeat and foundation of great bands, and now it’s our turn to build on this by raising as much money as possible in our live auction. So come on – let’s FLOG IT!” [/p][p]Live stream: [url=http://www.imaginationband.co.uk/]www.imaginationband.co.uk[/url] [/p][p]To watch the full event, go to: [url=https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fevent-stream.live%2Fdrumathon&redir_token=CNRYmdDWXuKdi9RjGFCeMk-xcsZ8MTU5MjIxMTEzMUAxNTkyMTI0NzMx&v=AT6ypdPx--w&event=video_description]https://event-stream.live/drumathon[/url][/p][p]Following Thursday May 7th's Big Clap for the NHS at 9pm Errol Kennedy began the Drumathon 2020 relay . Drumming non-stop for twelve hour sessions, Errol's passed the virtual sticks onto an extraordinary team of drummers including Vincenzo Infusino, Jack Heslewood, Vince Dunn, Jose Joyette, Terl Bryant, Meg Learmonth, Tim Reynolds, Mairi Newberry, Mel Gaynor, Loz Colbert, Alexis Nunez, Ali Brown, Paul Stewart, Jon Harris, Noam Lederman, Tom Hooper, Jon Howells, Gary O'Toole and the amazing Foxx Family percussionists Romi, Kami and Pav play out Drumathon 2020. Following tonights final NHS Clap the complete story will be re-streamed from tomorrow at 9am with many additional highlights featured on YouTube. Don't miss out on ordering the one and only lockdown rock'n'roll tour T shirt and watch out for some amazing items in our Drumathon auction.[/p][p]This has been epic .[/p][p]Each drummer participating pushes themselves to the limit drumming continuously for 12-hour sessions mirroring our NHS's 12-hour shifts. Live-streamed from lockdown studios, our drummers play in 90 minutes repeating cycles - the equivalent of playing eight tour shows back to back. [/p][p]The Foxx Family percussionists Rumi, Kami and Pav after-show party celebrate our amazing drummers and incredible NHS bringing Drumathon 2020 to a fiesta finale. [/p][p]A wide range of musical styles, ages, gender, roots, and songs affirms a breadth of musical interest for the viewers, while our live stream ensures real-time evidence until the last drummer is left standing. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Our Grand Finale Drumathon Auction launch coincided with the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, a national event to thank the NHS, key workers, and all those who’ve cared for people in their community.[/p][p] At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic twenty of the UK’s finest drummers played 12-hour shifts for ten days non-stop to raise money for the NHS.[/p][p] Drumming on kits at home or in lockdown studios, these musicians who’ve drummed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, raised over £30,000.[/p][p] In the drumming community, this initiative conceived by Errol Kennedy (Imagination) and Bev Sage Kennedy (Techno Twins) has become known as #DrumForNHS: Drumathon 2020.[/p][p] Errol began by drumming an extraordinary 24-hour solo shift before enlisting the support of 20 drummers to keep the drumming going. For ten days non-stop they drummed for over 250 hours, some taking day shifts, some the night shift.[/p][p] Paul Martin (auctioneer/drummer) conducted an online auction on July 4th from the lockdown studio in Basingstoke used to record some of the Drumathon sessions.[/p][p] He said: “Many famous drummers across the UK have been doing their bit in the #DrumForNHS Drumathon 2020. Drummers are the heartbeat and foundation of great bands, so with great music memorabilia lets raise funds – and FLOG IT!”[/p][p] Meg Learmonth’s bespoke hand-built snare drum using celebrity drumsticks “It’s not only a unique piece of rock’n’roll history but also a work of art.[/p][p] 'The Saleroom.com' with support from Aubrey Dawson (Dawsons Auctions) worked hard to ensure the NHS Drumathon raised as much as possible for DrumForNHS.[/p][p]For further information, contact Bev Sage Kennedy Creative Director / Co-Founder Drumathon 2020 at [url=http://mailto:bevjsage@gmail.com]bevjsage@gmail.com[/url][/p]
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Sep 27, 2020

Anonymous

Brilliant Ali. Very proud of all you have done to raise money for this excellent charity. Keep doing what you do young man! Sharon ie always in our hearts.K💖

Aug 21, 2020

Errol Kennedy and Bev Sage Kennedy

The Grand Finale Drum-athon 2020 Auction Errol Kennedy (Imagination), Bev Sage Kennedy (Techno Twins) Dawsons Auctions and Paul Martin of BBC Flog It! auctioned music memorabilia following 20-days non-stop drumming raising almost £14,000 at DrumForNHS

£13940.00

Aug 16, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2020

Phil and Rachel

Go Loz !!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 14, 2020

G and V

From a couple of family of Team Loz - awesome. Thank you to all the organisers and drummers and supporters who made this happen. Incredible.

Jun 25, 2020

Benny

Congratulations to all the drummers. Well done Ali

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2020

JT transport

Well done Ali and the rest of the drummers. Amazing effort.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2020

JON BARBER

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2020

MEDIA IP RIGHTS

Great cause totally supportive by us !

£100.00

Jun 14, 2020

Anonymous

Errol Kennedy

Errol Kennedy

Bev Sage Kennedy

Bev Sage Kennedy