So far, so GOOD!
Dear Friends of MDP,
This is our first ever post!
I just wanted to keep you all up-to-date with how the programme is looking.
Excitingly we start filming on the 28th February, our first interview is with Rory Graham AKA Rag N Boneman – I am so excited for my road trip, but I am more excited to hear Rory’s story of the music industry and how he has found being famous. If you would like to read a little bit about why he is involved in the MDP you can, head across to our website and read all about the participants there...... https://www.mandownprogramme.com/participants
We are immensely grateful to all of you for your support up until now, this project is a labour of love for the people behind the scenes and we are working around the clock to ensure that we meet your expectations.
The thing I have learned since we launched the crowdfunder is that people truly believe in us.
We have received a high number of messages from people telling us their stories, they have thanked us and they are feeling heard. In a time where I was worried that we may not have the impact I had hoped, these messages were a beacon of light.
Some messages simply said “thank you”. We are overwhelmed by these messages, however the hard work has only just began so please bear with us if we do not reply to each of you in a timely fashion.
I will not regale you with the difficulties that we are facing behind the scenes, however I will tell you that funding remains our fundamental issue. We desperately need to get to at least 5K to get the film element of the training package wrapped up. I urge you to share our page and our work and get your friends and family involved.
This project and all of the support we receive will change the experiences for the beloved musicians we go to in our hour of need. When we too feel that the world needs a pause button or that we need to listen to aggressive rap music to get from one side of the city to the other on foot, or when we need a giant cry because we feel so stressed.
There is no quick fix in any trauma or distress, there are simply moments of time where things feel less painful. Recovery is slow and we hope to arm as many people with coping skills as possible.
We will update this blog every time we get 50 new backers.
Please keep an eye out for some amazing rewards that are due to be added soon! I cannot say too much but there is music and art up for grabs.
Thank you once again, you have made this experience a whole lot easier and SO heartwarming at a time where the world is very trying.
The Man Down Programme Team