You may remember earlier in the month Yeovil Guitarist Jamie Witt started a fundraiser and guitar giveaway to celebrate his 10 year anniversary of teaching guitar. If you don’t remember, here’s the link.
Yesterday, Jamie revealed the winners of all 3 guitar packages, and we caught up with him to see who won, and how much was raised.
Frazer Mitchell; Hi Jamie, thanks for chatting to us again. So, tell us about the guitar giveaway, firstly, how much was money was raised?
Jamie Witt; Hey Frazer, the total amount raised was just under £700, with £500 of that going to the Lord’s Larder which was my chosen charity.
FM; That’s a great achievement, well done! Who were the winners of the 3 guitar packages?
Jamie; the first guitar, which was an Aria Pro II Fullerton went to Sam H who donated money to Christian Aid.
The second guitar, an Aria Nashville 615 Telecaster went to Amy B who donated their money to the Lord's Larder.
The third guitar package was nomination only - I had so many messages from family and friends of people who nominated people who have done some incredible things over the past 12 months, and it was really hard to pick one winner. However, the Nomination winner was Lucy McIntosh. Lucy has faced many challenges with her health and despite this has always tried to give her time to raising money for charities she holds close to her heart. When lockdown forced this to stop, rather than accept that she found ways to continue fundraising in other ways. Her positive attitude has led her to raise more than £500 for Asthma Uk. She is a very worthy recipient of the Fender Strat guitar and I hope it goes some way to repay the amazing work she has done for others.
FM; That’s great - it really sounds like the nomination guitar went to a very worthy winner indeed. Thanks for the quick update, and best of luck for your other ventures!
Jamie; Thanks Frazer!
Interested in getting guitar lessons this lockdown? #GetInvolved with Jamie Witt's Online Guitar Teaching School, and check out this video of Jamie in action below.
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network