I have been asked to perform on Bournemouth beach, for this years Wave 105 ‘cash for kids’ charity event.
I’ll be on stage at 4pm on both the Friday and the Saturday.
The event is free and includes tonnes of stuff, as part of the Bournemouth air show.
If you’re about, come say hello.
Having felt as helpless as the next person in the case of Ahed Tamimi, I have tried to at least raise some awareness, and hopefully raise some much needed money for people from Ahed’s neighbourhood in the occupied West Bank, as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.
For anyone that is unaware of Ahed, this article explains it better than I – aljazeera
Here is a little more background that will explain the reasoning behind Ahed’s actions – haaretz
As you have now hopefully read, child abuse is normal in the illegally occupied territories.
Anyway, me and my pal Lewis have knocked up a T shirt design that will hopefully be able to raise some awareness of Ahed and her families situation. With the help of TeeMill (Powered by my friends at Rapanui Clothing) we have put together some items for sale, with all profits going to charities within Palestine. Every little helps, right?
There are plenty of different colours available, and hopefully in the coming days, we’ll get some more designs up together. Any requests or suggestions are welcome too.
Our TeeMill page is located at garethickeshop.teemill.com/
Please feel free to share with friends and family.
Big thanks to John Daly and the Awareness For Autism family, for letting me be part of their charity event.
Unfortunately my on the field performance ended after 6 minutes, when my groin tore while running on to a through ball from Alan Smith.
Still, it was lovely to be part of the event, and to perform some tunes at the after party.
Next year hopefully, if invited, I will have more of an impact on the field.
Please support www.awarenessforautism.com
I am performing at this years AFA Charity event in Nottingham.
I will be playing an acoustic set at Saltbox Nottingham in the evening, but more importantly, I will be putting my boots back on for the first time in years, as part of that afternoons charity football match.
If you are in the area, check it out and support the cause.
I have spent the last two Fridays in a young offenders institute just outside Derby. I am lucky enough to be involved in a musical project called ‘Lives and Lyrics’.
The idea of the project is to take stories from different areas of society, and put them into song. Other musicians are with different communities across the County. At the end of the project, we will release an album and tour the songs around the local area.
It has been an eye opening experience, and now I need to put pen to paper and do these kids justice.
I will post updates and samples as they come!
Here is a copy of my interview on the Richie Allen show last week.
Talking about the new album, the tour, and fundraising for Palestine.
I am gathering up as many football shirts as I can, so I can post out to Gaza, and the West Bank.
There are several kids and teenagers in Palestine, that love football, but don’t have access to football shirts, and equipment.
One bonus of Football Clubs ripping off fans by changing their kits every year, it that we all have plenty of old shirts we rarely wear.
I am sending out a bag full of Derby County shirts, but would love to send out shirts from as many other clubs as possible. If it is sat in a drawer, unworn, it should be being enjoyed by someone else. That’s my think anyway.
Contact me on Twitter, or email me through the contact page and we will arrange to get the shirts sent out, Or you can send to me, and I will happily pick up the tab to send them out to Occupied Territories.
Our address is: Gaza Football Shirts, Suite 4, 185a High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2PN.
Thank you. 🙂
Have wired over the first payment from Get Your Love On sales to Save Gaza Project.
Thank you so much to everyone that downloaded the single, or bought a CD. You are awesome.
I still have plenty of CDs available, and unlimited amounts of downloads. I hope this payment is simply a drop in the Mediterranean, given what we will be able to donate in the future.
If you have donated, could you possibly keep sharing and posting the link to the song?
I wish I was wealthy enough to be able to write a blank cheque , or better still, I didn’t even have to. Unfortunately all I have is my music to give away, so I am trying to best to keep plugging it.
You can download the single here.
You can buy the single on CD here.
My good pal Ben Sims (www.benjaminsims.co.uk) is auctioning off the painting he did for my single, and donating all the money to Gaza.
My single, Get Your Love On, is also available with all money going to Gaza. Click here to download to buy the CD, and make a donation to a wonderful cause.
To make a bid for the artwork, click here.
Anything is better than nothing.