"Hard World - Songs for peace"
I'm delighted to say that all 300 copies of the charity CD single/e.p. "Hard World - songs for peace" were sold across folk clubs and pubs in northern England during Christmas and New Year 2010/11.
Each copy cost £2 and all performers gave their time and skills free. After costs charged for duplication, the sum of £411.27 was collected at the time for the injured servicemen and women's charity ,"Help for Heroes".
A cheque for this amount was sent to them and their letter of receipt is shown here.
A second cheque for £22 was sent after money was received later. A final sweep was made and this produced another £35. I posted the final cheque in January 2012 making the final total £468.27. Whilst the single is now longer available and the appeal over, I would like to wish the charity continued success in their fundraising.
I would also like to thank everyone who helped with the project, with their musical or artistic skills, with their promoting and advertising of the appeal, or with buying the CD and supporting the cause.
In the coming years, let us hope that the 'builders' have more influence than the 'destroyers' and that those injured following instructions in the service of their country can enjoy the peace that they were fighting for.