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Total raised so far

181%

£18,135.32 of £10,000 target +£2,990.83 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

6 days ago

Neil Bailey

£340.00 + £85.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Alison Kershaw

£5.00

Best wishes to you and the family x

2 weeks ago

Rebecca Kershaw

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Lizzy

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Anonymous

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Irene and Gordon Smith

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Orbit Shrewsbury Office

£97.32 + £24.33 Gift Aid

We hope this helps!

3 weeks ago

Sam Edwards

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Sending love to you all

4 weeks ago

Bee

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

I'm sorry this disease has devastated your family. Your Music-a-thon is an incredible & inspirational thing to do. Huge love x

4 weeks ago

Andy Davis

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

More than happy to support these charities and the fantastic work they do. Also happy to be able to support Guy, Kelly and the family in this small way.

Guy Booth is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Severn Hospice Limited

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My story

On the 25th February 2022, my beautiful wife Kelly was formally diagnosed with a very aggressive and terminal form of Motor Neurone Disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In 12 short months, Kelly has gone from a very outward going, fit, energetic 47 year old person to one who now requires full time care. This has resulted in me giving up my Music Therapy work and my role as a Reserve Director of Music with the Lancashire Artillery (V) Band to care for Kelly, look after our two daughters and keep the home functioning. It has been and continues to be a hugely difficult and challenging time for all of us as a family to come to terms with. We have become intrinsically linked to two charities, our local Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury and the more national Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and various incredible professionals who work for those charities. They will be with us on our journey however long that may be.

So, what do you do when you're up against it as a musician? You decide with the support of family and friends to undertake a 24 hour 'Music-a-thon' or 'The longest music jam in town' of course, to do some good for others like us facing this daunting and scary future. We plan on making music for 24 hours, some of which I know will be top quality, some of it might not, but who cares. I can guarantee that we will have a load of fun doing it and hopefully raise a stack of money at the same time. There may even be cake so what could be better than that!

P.S. Just a little crazy family video from July 2020 during the virus for you to watch, a year before Kelly began to show symptoms.


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My updates

3 weeks ago

Amazing to see that the donations have continued to mount. Thank you to everyone for showing such support to us as a family and the two important charities. Xx

1 month ago

Thank you to everyone for your help, support and donations. What an incredible time we have had!

1 month ago

Well the day has arrived folks where we go live on the 24 hour ‘Music-a-thon’! I want to thank everyone who has so generously donated over the last two weeks leading up to today. It is incredible that we have already raised over 50% of our original target and we haven’t even played a note! Let’s now push on and smash the target! Your support is huge and I know it will keep us all pushing on through the dark hours both during the event and afterwards as we continue to live with the disease as a family in support of Kelly.

Thank you xx

1 month ago

Ralf Little himself from Death in Paradise has shown his support. What a top man! Go to my Facebook page to watch his video. I remain amazed at the generosity of you all. Thank you!

1 month ago

Incredible folks, thank you all so much for your generosity. The clock is ticking down to the big jam and we are all getting really excited. Thank you and keep on smiling!

Guy Booth is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Severn Hospice Limited

Charity number: 512394

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