Virtual busking

by Catherine Saumarez in London, England, United Kingdom

Virtual busking

Total raised £517

raised so far



There are young families living in refuges who have fled domestic violence-I’m raising funds to get them laptops so they can homeschool.

by Catherine Saumarez in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th July 2020 we'd raised £517 with 13 supporters in 14 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Every penny over and above what’s needed to buy laptops will go to Solace women’s aid, administered by Waltham Forest Council. 

At any one time, there are families who have had to flee their home because the domestic abuse has got too much. As if this isn’t traumatic enough, these families lives are now doubly disrupted because the children can’t go to school due to the covid-19 pandemic. While everyone is pulling together to try and help the children learn, there are no laptops for them to learn which is a huge handicap. Every woman I’ve spoken to who has experienced domestic violence never thought they’d have to be in the situation of fleeing their own home for fear of their life. Education is known to help break the cycle of violence-these childnre’s life chances and happiness are being damaged every day that they are unable to learn and that’s where you come in.

As a musician, I can only do what I know to help and that’s make music. Through the magic of social media, I can busk from my living room (seeing as Abbey Road studios are currently unavailable :-) So if you like the video, please chuck a pound in my virtual hat. Every penny will go to Solace Women’s Aid, towards getting laptops to help the children continue their education-any money left over will be donated directly to the refuge. 


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£15 or more

Performance of a piece of your choice

As every penny of what’s raised will go to the organisation, I will record and send a tune of your choice to anyone who pledges £15 or more....!

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