Riding my bike, writing a song, fundraising for kids in poverty

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Riding and writing a song for Joyride

Addington, Christchurch

Joyya is an amazing group of people who work to squash norms. They work in neighborhoods where many kids don't get the chance to be joyful, and hope, because poverty robs them of that. So I'm fundraising with many others so we can give them a day of fun.

Sooooooooo, I'm going to have a bit of fun by writing a song about Joyride while I'm riding back and forth to work over the month of October 2023.

By sponsoring me, you'll be giving to this great cause as well as getting a copy of a one-off song. You can't lose! (Even if it's an average song, you'll still be giving to something awesome!)

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Thank you so much!  2 November 2023

Kia ora, just want to say thanks for supporting Joyya Joyride so generously! Having heard how from friends who went to the last kid's day in Kolkota, it's such a worthy and life-giving event to be a part of.

So, I'm going to be sending out your bespoke song to you all very soon. I've finished two so we're on the road! I've written them from the interactions we've had so it's a one-sided song view, but that's probably how songs usually are.

It's been fun. I'll send you lyrics and a voice memo of the song. I may record some of them properly at a later date.

Thank you, I'm privileged that you supported this fundraiser for others!


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Joyride with us and share the joy!

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In Kolkata a lot of kids have pretty tough lives and don't get to enjoy just being kids. Joyride is your opportunity to bring a little joy!

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Guest Donor on 31 Oct 2023
John on 31 Oct 2023
Could I have my free song please?
Murray on 30 Oct 2023
Erin on 29 Oct 2023
Big supporter of this!!
Robbo on 26 Oct 2023
Free tee-shirt achieved!

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