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Flloyd Kennedy

The 2.6 Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Alder Hey Children's Hospital does wonderful work not far from me here in Liverpool, and they need every penny they can get to carry on in these trying times. The @AlderHeyCharity supports the hospital as it cares for over 275,000 children, young people and their families each year.[/p][p]My personal #TwoPointSixchallenge is to help raise £260 for the charity as I stay fit in isolation by tap dancing (pretty poorly, to be honest, but I'm doing my best) for your entertainment for a few minutes each day until I hit the target.[/p][p]Day 23 - "Me and My Shadow" by Billy Rose and Dave Dreyer[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qVzoNfWL4-w?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 22 - when I get angry, I get ironic. This is my response to the latest government advice - with apologies to The Clash.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vAEQVbRQWq8?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 21 - when I should have been opening at the Brighton Fringe Festival, here I'm performing the opening sequence of my new solo show "The View from Over The Hill"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iQXMHbt11CY?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 20 "The Play" by C J Dennis, from his collection "Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" 1915[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YOIgjp1ei-U?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 19 "Do the Social Distance" song by Flloyd Kennedy, music a variation of the Hokey Cokey[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VqI-o17UWKw?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]Day 18 "Click Go the Shears" (Australian traditional folk song)[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JQ6NGg5P8dM?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 17 "The Drover's Dream" (Australian traditional folk song)[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KutL78_6J9A?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 16 "Give Racism the Flick!"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mtE2XTKu0O0?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]Day 15 "When I was a Little Girl"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/c4aXg944w7Q?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 14 "The Singing Beetle"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/03qNuW8oEt4?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 13 "Windy Face Day"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZZfjQCHcTt8?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 12 "My Autobiography"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8-G8qW9OH3g?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 11 "Blame it on Your Mother"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qyeVFapDlGY?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 10 "Sometimes I Think"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/euyAhmC-adc?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 9 "I Wish I Were Adopted" (apologies for the poor sound quality - and the poor tap dancing quality...)[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MqGsxVmq1Qs?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 8 "The Merry-go-Round of Life"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0deSMMkpL_o?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 7 "The Fairy Rap" with Fairy Bessie[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lAtQnx76vLE?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Here in my tiny crone cottage in Liverpool, I'm trying to stay fit and active each day by pottering in my tiny garden, and dancing around the sitting room and kitchen, and up and down the stairs. Instead of performing my songs and poems at Open Mics around Liverpool, or at the postponed Threshold and Sound City festivals, Brighton Fringe etc, I'm writing and performing silly songs and posting some encouraging videos online. But it's not enough. I need a challenge that actually has some good effect beyond my fence. [/p][p]So I've decided to refresh my minimal tap dancing skills, which I learnt at my Auntie Gwen's Dancing Studio between the ages of 6 and 8. I've got my new tap shoes, and I'm learning new steps online (thank you JustTap. I haven't tap danced for 68 years, but I do remember a few steps from my 3rd prize winning Song and Dance under 10s, routine performed with my partner Dolores De Gorez to "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep" at the 1952 Townsville Eisteddfod (see Day 3). Apologies in advance for the fact that I'm really, REALLY not very good at it.[/p][p]My personal #TwoPointSixchallenge is to perform some tap dancing every day until I reach my target of £260. Thank you so much. Please share this among your friends and colleagues.[/p][p]Day 6 The song is "The Singing Beetle" words and music by me.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/q43qEMS_XDY?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Here is Day 5: "The Bottom Line"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/loFStb3G5Bo?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p]Day 4: "Where the Old Folk Go"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C5ZYIvmFl7A?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Day 3: "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep" [/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-ICpvOwp0Ew?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Here is the first video: the song is "Like You Do"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CzGEZveZM3c?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]And here is Day 2 "The Wallflower Song" and "The Greatest Giver Upper In the World"[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DHJjVDTTnRE?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p](Photos: courtesy James Wafer BlueWhistleDesign)[/p]
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May 12, 2020

Anonymous

£18.00 plus £4.50 Gift Aid

May 10, 2020

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 10, 2020

John Slinger

Well done Flloyd. We loved hearing about you on BBC Radio 4 & seeing your inspiring tap routines. Our daughter has been tap dancing to song requests to raise money for the UK Intensive Care Society twitter.com/johnslinger/status/1253350630678319

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020

Dominique

Well done Flloyd!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020

Anonymous

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Lucy

Best wishes on your 2.6 challenge raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, what a great cause. Cheering you on!

£15.00

Apr 29, 2020

D'Arcy Shannon

Hope this helps you reach your target Flloyd. Will continue to share your posts . Much love and good luck. Keep up your good work Flloyd. X7 D'Arcy

Apr 29, 2020

Anonymous

£30.00

Apr 25, 2020

Fifi

You’re doing great . Keep it up Auntie F.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

Anonymous

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