Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Recent Fundraising and Future Plans

     The piano marathon preparation so far has been going well, and with exams out of the way next week I will be able to concentrate on keeping you informed as well as other preparation such as for the 10K, which I am running with members from my scout unit. 

     Hopefully I will be able to upload a video to YouTube and also posted into this blog, with you as my witness I will have the determination to do this soon.
     Plans are moving along for T-Shirts sponsorship and further cake sales at school. A big thank you also to all the neighbours so far who have given so generously to the piano marathon.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Piano Marathon Date is Decided

      The piano marathon is now taking place at my house on 16th April from 9am until 9pm. Remember, you can see it live on this blog. 
     So, what will I be playing? The majority of my pieces are going to be classical/romantic works composed by: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmainoff. Among my favourites: Rachaminoff's Prelude in C sharp Minor, Chopin's Nocturne in E flat Major, and Schumann's Träumerei.

     Thanks to those who donated for the 10k Regency Run at the Scout bingo night on Friday, I managed to raise over twenty-five pounds!   

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Cake Sale Results

     The cake sale yesterday went well with almost a hundred pounds being raised between our group at school. Thanks to everyone who bought and hopefully enjoyed a cake. Also on the same day there was a more low key cake sale at my step-mother's University. There she managed to sell several pieces of her coffee and walnut cake contributing more money, thanks to all the donors there also. Still even more money was raised on the same day with four leftover cakes being sold at my Explorer-Scout group. 
     The cake sales were good fun and I hope to be doing more in the future. I'll inform you as to when these will take place, as well as my finalised date for my Piano Marathon at home.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Piano Marathon Update

     A few days ago, as you may have noticed, a donate button and a live stream web cam and chat widget were set up on the blog. The donate button is an easy way for you to safely donate money via any card payment method (you do not need a Pay Pal account). The web cam and chat widget will become live during the Piano Marathon itself, streaming the action live to this blog (technology withstanding). 
     The prospect for my Piano Marathon being held at the school isn't looking so good any more. Consequently I will most likely be holding The Marathon at home sometime around Easter. Hopefully by then I will have had time to practice some pieces as my piano exam is out of the way this Friday; which incidentally is the same day as a cake sale at my school! Despite the hectic schedule this week I hope I'll manage to sell enough of my 'millionaires' shortbread' and raise more funds.
     I hope to be able to give you more definitive information about The Marathon in my next post.