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    Six days to go before I start my challenge for 2018. For those that didn't see this in the general Seasons chatter thread, here's what I am doing...

    I am trying to raise 1500 for SolarAid, who get solar lamps out to remote parts of Africa, to replace the dangerous/expensive/poisonous kerosene lamps that many people still use.

    I will be playing & videoing a different song every day for a year, wherever I happen to be, and putting the whole lot on a blog (link at the bottom of this post). It costs the charity about 4 ($5) to get each lamp out there, and 1500/365 is roughly 4, so IF (and it's a big if) I can get to 1500, it means that every time I play a song, a family gets a lamp. Simple eh?

    A huge thank you to the Seasonistas who have already chipped in so generously. I was a bit staggered to find that I was 10% of the way to the target a couple of months before I was due to start. Thank you all so much.

    I have just been flicking through a large pile of songsheets, which has been growing for the last few months. Some you will have heard me do before. Some, I haven't even heard myself do. And just to add to the fun, I am aiming to play them all on one uke, a plastic Maccaferri Islander.

    At some point, I hope to throw one song open for collaborations, so anyone who wants to can join in. I will let you know on here when that might be, and look forward to the technical nightmare that could result!

    All of this means that I might not be around on the Seasons as often as I would like, but I will be there when I can, and will keep this thread updated once in a while as things progress.

    Thanks for listening!
    www.365ukesongs.co.uk - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander....Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor" ....Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box...all with Worth strings...and a few chords

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    good luck, steve - wonderful project!
    lynda

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    Wonderful project, Steve! Hey, if you find you've raised the money by February, are you going to stop? (Actually, I need to PM you to find out how to pay.) More power to your, er ..... ukulele!
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    The UK's listed as the 6th most generous country in the world regarding giving money in Foreign Aid, 70p of every 100 made here is donated........yet very little of it goes to the poorest countries needing essential humanitarian aid like water, food and projects similar to this one which is outrageous.
    The purse string holders who allocate this money should hang their heads in shame especially when you know who it goes to and what its being used for..........there's nothing more urgent than kids starving to death in the world is there?
    Good on ya for making a 'real' difference to others lives Steve.
    Last edited by mythinformed; 12-26-2017 at 06:47 AM.
    It seems everyone's trying to play the ukulele like someone else............the only real way is your own way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimousinLil View Post
    Wonderful project, Steve! Hey, if you find you've raised the money by February, are you going to stop? (Actually, I need to PM you to find out how to pay.) More power to your, er ..... ukulele!
    Oooh no, I play all 365, even if people offer to pay me more to stop....
    And as for how to pay, the page at www.365ukesongs.co.uk points you to the donations page, where you can pay by plastic or PayPal.
    www.365ukesongs.co.uk - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander....Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor" ....Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box...all with Worth strings...and a few chords

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    Steve - I'll give you a dollar for every seasons song you do as long as you don't miss any the whole year - that'd be $52. Just make one of every 8 fit the theme as well. Just saying...
    And assuming a lot of 'things' last another year of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    even if people offer to pay me more to stop....
    lol! a uke classic, i know, but it makes me laugh every time!
    lynda

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabrizzer View Post
    Steve - I'll give you a dollar for every seasons song you do as long as you don't miss any the whole year - that'd be $52. Just make one of every 8 fit the theme as well. Just saying...
    And assuming a lot of 'things' last another year of course...
    Well, that adds a level of complexity...let's hope every Season is something like "70's UK chart hits" or "anything with 3 chords". Other than that, I might not keep up. But thanks for the challenge.
    www.365ukesongs.co.uk - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander....Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor" ....Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box...all with Worth strings...and a few chords

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    A fabulous start to the project Steve.
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    "Singing for Solar!"

    A worthy cause indeed.

    When funds allow, you can expect my donation.
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