Mary’s Meals – Double The Love Campaign

Mary’s Meals – Double The Love Campaign

We’re delighted to be supporting Mary’s Meals with their ‘Double The Love Campaign’.

Every pound you give between today and Jan 31st 2020 will be matched by the UK Government up to £2million, allowing even more hungry children in Liberia to receive a daily meal. To find out more, please visit marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove

#UKAidMatch 

Funding raised through Double The Love will allow Mary’s Meals to reach more than 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia, with a life-changing meal at school. The nutritious food, prepared by local communities, attracts the children into the classroom and gives them the energy to learn.


Craig and Charlie have been supporters of Mary’s Meals for several years now. 

Craig says “We think the work Mary’s Meals does is fantastic. We’ve been following its incredible impact for years and we’re now delighted to be able to support its campaign to feed more hungry children in Liberia”.

Charlie says. “For the next few months, people’s donations will be doubled by the UK Government meaning that supporters can double the impact of the pounds they’re giving. This year has been tough for everyone in different ways but, in the same way that music brings people together, Double The Love offers a brilliant opportunity for us all to all get behind Mary’s Meals and show children in Liberia that we care.

Whole Lotta Roadies – Choose The Proclaimers song to be covered

Whole Lotta Roadies – Choose The Proclaimers song to be covered

“We’re delighted to be part of the @fruittreefoundation new album, ‘Whole Lotta Roadies’. The project will raise funds and awareness for Scottish touring crew that have been affected by the financial impact of the pandemic. Without them, our shows would not be able to happen.”

A number of Scottish acts are contributing, where the live crews associated with each act go in and record a track, then the vocalists come in and sing. In this case, our fantastic live crew members, Bob Heatlie (keyboards) and Mark Shade (electric guitar) will record a song along with a road crew drummer, then Craig and Charlie will record their vocals. The recordings are pretty much punk rock style, in a studio for a very short session.

The album will be sold on Bandcamp. All proceeds will  be used to create a hardship fund to support members of the Scottish Live Crew industry who are experiencing  financial difficulties due to the Covid Crises.

Accordingly,  we have selected six songs to choose from.

Hate My Love
There’s A Touch
Over and Done With
Life With You
Should Have Been Loved
Throw the ‘R’ Away

Vote for which track here > https://forms.gle/S97EFoECdraJvsMb9

Votes close, UK 20.00 on Sunday 25th October.

Pre-order a digital copy here >  https://ffm.to/wlr ”

 

The Whole Lotta Roadies specific links for this are:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Inka Wood’s First Steps

Inka Wood’s First Steps

Three-year-old Inka Wood suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy which causes stiffness and tightness in the muscles. It makes walking and standing very difficult and following her diagnosis as an 18-month-old she was given a frame to help with her movement.
 

But she has taken her very first steps after hearing ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’.

The amazing moment spurred the parents to raise money for treatment which could eventually allow Inka to walk independently. The family have already raised more than £12,000 and are now asking people to walk 500 miles. 

Craig and Charlie commented, “We are absolutely delighted to hear of this tremendous news.
Congratulations to Holly and John for setting up the charity and we wish them and Inka all the very best for the future.”
 
 
Glastonbury 89 – I’m Gonna Burn Your Playhouse Down

Glastonbury 89 – I’m Gonna Burn Your Playhouse Down

A year ago in the midst of an exceptional summer schedule of huge live events, The Proclaimers were on The Pyramid Stage making their 7th Glastonbury appearance.

 

Here is one from way back, I’m Gonna Burn Your Playhouse Down recorded live at Glastonbury in 1989 also on The Pyramid Stage.  This was bowing out in style as it was the very last appearance on the Sunshine On Leith world tour, 10 months that had seen 145 concerts in 18 countries.