Not long after the onset of the Covid-19 Lockdown in 2020 I started a campaign called #LockdownSolidarity to help bridge the funding gap for frontline grassroots causes I would normally help through gigs.
The campaign involves me selling music and merch through my Bandcamp and donating everything I get to a different cause each week.
Thus far #LockdownSolidarity has raised more than £16,500 for 45 community causes up and down the UK, supporting food banks, homeless outreach, community support, refugee programs, domestic violence units and soup kitchens.
You can help me help them by making a purchase from:
Here’s what we have achieved so far:
WK1 £125 for Mesopotamia Cafe in Nottingham
WK2 £130 for Teardrops in St. Helens
WK3 £540 for Dundee Food Bank
WK4 £532 for The Florrie in Liverpool
WK5 £501 for East Worthing Food Bank
WK6 £335 for Help The Homeless in Glastonbury
WK7 £346 for Kitchen For Everyone in York
WK8 £915 for Feed Newport
WK9 £635 for LoveGlasgowHateRacism
WK10 £453 for DN7 Food Bank
WK11 £713 for East Durham Trust
WK12 £630 for Unity Shop in Hull
WK13 £462 for Tommy’s Kitchen in E17
WK14 £448 for IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service)
WK15 £450 for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank
WK16 £350 for One Heart in Bangor
WK17 £430 for Leeds South and East Food Bank
WK18 £400 for the Tony Smith Solidarity Fund
WK19 £330 for Little Sprouts in Stockton-on-Tees.
WK20 £364 for We Are One in Grimsby
WK21 £323 for Furness Refugee Support
WK22 £175 Helping Hands in Bournemouth
WK23 £238 for Fans Supporting Foodbanks
WK24 £143 for PCS Tate Commerce Strike Fund
WK25 £230 for Women Shall Overcome in Widnes
WK26 £110 for We Shall Overcome Sussex/Leeds
WK27 £240 for The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield.
WK28 £202 for Teesside Socialist Clothing Bank
WK29 £450 for 0161 Community in Manchester
WK30 £550 for Broxtowe Community Projects
WK31 £213 for Eggcup in Lancaster
WK32 £568 for The Station Xmas Appeal
WK33 £230 for Oasis in Plymouth
WK34 £351 for The Miners in Moston
WK35 £240 for ECHO in East Lincolnshire
WK36 £250 for Rainbow Centre in Scarborough
WK37 £205 for Louth Food Bank
WK38 £266 for Made In Stourbridge food bank.
WK39 £375 for 0161 Community Winter Appeal.
WK40 £125 for Super Supper Club in Bristol
WK41 £252 for St. Aidan’s Kitchen in Hartlepool
WK42 £521 for Help Our Homeless in Ipswich
WK43 £932 for Pathways in Chesterfield
WK44 £300 for Enniskillen Food Bank
WK45 £230 for Caring Is Sharing in Glasgow
WK46 £310 for Cwtch Up in Cardiff
WK47 £510 for Doorways in Derby
WK48 £245 for Sheffield Young Carers
WK49 £350 for Stroud Refuge
WK50 £402 for The Studio in Widnes
WK51 £630 for Food For Thought in Darlington
WK52 £885 for Blackburn Foodbank
First year total £20,150 donated.
Lockdown Solidarity will continue until We Shall Overcome can support our communities with the gigs again, and with that day still some way off, please hit http://joesolomusic.bandcamp.com