Replacing Heather's stolen drumsticks

by Alastair Johnston in Runcorn, England, United Kingdom

Replacing Heather's stolen drumsticks


raised of £450 target


52% 21 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 11th 2019 at 7:24pm

Help replace Heather's stolen drumsticks and mallets.

by Alastair Johnston in Runcorn, England, United Kingdom

Hi, and thanks for popping over to my crowdfunding page.

On Tuesday 2nd April, my stepdaughter Heather, was playing percussion at the Liverpool Philharmonic.  When she and my wife returned to the car, somebody had smashed the window and stolen her bag full of drumsticks and mallets, as well as her school bag containing her A level coursework to date.  They were shocked and really upset.  The thief probably thought that the bags contained something like a laptop, but was wrong.

Our insurance will not cover the cost to replace these items, and without them Heather will have to slowly save up again to build up all of the different mallets and drumsticks she has collected over the years. You'd be surprised just how many different things you need as a percussionist! 

She is a really talented and hard working musician with a big future ahead of her. She has been considering playing professionally and is hoping to study music at university.

The cost to replace all of the equipment is about £450. A number of very kind people have already expressed an interest in helping Heather to start to rebuild her collection. As a result of this we have set up this fundraising page to make it easier for friends and family to contribute.

We would be grateful for any donation, however small, so that we can get Heather kitted out again as soon as possible.

If you have any second hand or surplus percussion equipment that you would like to donate instead, please contact me through this page.

Heather, as many of you know is quite a shy person and would not have asked for help herself. The loss of her drumsticks, together with her school bag containing all of her revision notes, has been pretty upsetting for her and we would just like to do this act of kindness for her to help.

Thank you in advance,


Image courtesy of Philip T Day

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