Thursday, 30 August 2012

String along with Jon Gomm

The enterprising people at Wear Your Music have recycled strings played by virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm into bracelets....with 100 per cent of the net profits coming to the Happy House.
The strings,donated by Jon, once adorned Jon's beloved Lowden, Wilma, and together they made beautiful music including his Youtube sensation, Passionflower.
This year Jon is performing on four continents and 18 countries and starts a nation UK tour with Andy McKee and Preston Reed next month.
The bracelets, selling at 100 US dollars, are being snapped up by fans.
One happy fan, Diane Kitsi, who lives near Bristol, said: "There were two o main reasons why I wanted the bracelet. Firstly, since meeting Jon who told me about the Happy House I have followed the progress of the charity on Facebook. They do such a wonderfully heartwarming job which touches the heart.
I am not in a position to sponsor a child but know the proceeds of the bracelets will go directly to Happy House plus I will have a personal and permanent reminder of the wonderful work done  there and, secondly , it will be  a reminder of the gig Jon did for me in Temple Cloud for Children's Hospice South West which was such a privilege. Jon has introduced me to a genre of music I would not have otherwise heard. Thank you both."
Jon has nominated our charity to benefit from the sales, raising both awareness and funds in the process. He is also supporting us by giving a percentage of proceeds from pay-what-you-want downloads of Passionflower.  Special thanks to Jon - what a star!
To get your hands on an unusual and beautifully handcrafted item of Jon Gomm memorabilia and help our family visit, they assure us that they will have more bracelets in stock :