In April 2016, Fabio Tedde publicly shared his vision of taking a custom designed piano to Uganda to support an orphanage of 300+ children by touring and raising awareness of their plight. That dream was shared with me on my first day meeting Fabio aka Pianist Without Borders. As the name rightfully suggests, Fabio has played over 750 street pianos worldwide, offering free concerts to those in most marginalised communities.
Being a fellow dreamer myself, having adapted volunteered set up #Art4ChangeHaiti last year to my motto #CreateYourOwnOpportunities and of course the reason I set up Diversity Matters, I offered to support Fabio’s vision and organised a fundraiser in June where we have raised to date close to £1000 towards #ThumbsUpForUganda. All monies raised has gone directly towards ordering supplies for the children, and transporting the piano.
Annette Griffith, a journalist and tutor from Luton also joined the team. They left for Uganda last month to begin the tour, however I was stayed behind as I had my final year dissertation and projects to finalise. Now that’s been submitted, I’m excited to join the team!