Back in Christmas 2013, I set out to raise some money for Oxfam. I did this by selling some limited edition synth soundsets (they were only on sale for a month) and giving 50% of the proceeds directly to Oxfam.
I wanted to give something back, after I’d had a pretty good first year working in music full-time. I had a friend who worked for Oxfam, who was always posting on social media about the important work she was doing, and I knew their charity work well from my time working at Oxford University.
The response was great, we raised over £3,500, so I decided to do it again this year. This time I introduced some new limited edition synth soundsets alongside the old ones (so that those who supported the project first time round still had something to buy this time!), which meant there were eight soundsets to collect.
The result was once again fantastic, and this time round we raised another £2,500 for Oxfam’s work around the world.
It’s a lot of hard work though, creating AND releasing that many soundsets at once. For my next charity project, I might try something a bit simpler!