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Wednesday 2nd December 2020


We are thrilled to share that local resident and Youth Talk volunteer, Richard Sved is running a very special Festive Fundraising Jukebox throughout December to bring you musical cheer – and funds for Youth Talk!

This Christmas is like no other. The lockdown has eased, yet we are unable to come together and celebrate like normal. “Richard never ceases to amaze us with his creativity, talent and zest for fun” said Youth Talk CEO David Barker. “Richard not only volunteers his professional fundraising experience to Youth Talk but now he is about to bring musical cheer across the District and beyond – simply amazing” he added.

Richard is inviting everyone to request their favourite carols that he and his friends can play on their brass instruments. Others are welcome to submit their own recordings, or alternatively, just sing along in private and enjoy the festive tunes.

Richard tells us, “I’ve been a big fan of the work of Youth Talk and wanted to do a fundraiser for them that enabled a sense of good cheer and togetherness that has been missing a bit lately in the lockdown. As a keen amateur brass player and dodgy singer, I’ve also really missed getting together in groups to make music, particularly playing Christmas carols, and so the idea of the #FestiveFundraisingJukebox was born! Basically, I and a couple of friends will attempt to play any festive tunes that are requested, and on Twitter, people can also upload their own renditions of any tunes they like. I’m hoping people will stay for the concert, feel better for a few minutes, and of course support Youth Talk!”

If you would like Richard to play a festive tune, then please donate and put in your request. Alternatively, if you enjoy the music, then please do make a donation to his Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. All donations will be split equally between Youth Talk and Alcohol Change UK.

You can hear Richard and his band’s Festive Jukebox on Twitter  @richardsved

Or by visiting his website