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How to Donate

1. Buy a CD of "Scorn not the Strings". CD's are £10 of which £8.50 will be donated immediately to the British Dupuytren's Society. The remaining £1.50 will go towards the next production run of the CD. If there is no demand for another run, this money will also go the British Dupuytren's Society. To order a CD email me via or simply click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Album cover2. The music from "Scorn not the Strings" is also available to download at $9.99 (about £7.40) for the album or $0.99 (about 74p) per track. If you download the music, all that money will be donated to the Brittish Dupuytren's Society, with nothing held back. For details on how to download the music, go to or click on the image of the album cover on the right.

3. If you don't want the music, but just want to make a donation, go direct to the British Dupuytren's Society website at, or click on the British Dupuytren's Society logo wherever you see it on this website. However, please mention me when you make a donation - as I get brownie points if you do.

4. I would also be delighted to give a presentation about Dupuytren's and how it has affected me (illustrated with some music, if you'd like) to anyone who might be interested in raising some money for a worthwhile cause.If you can organise a venue, I would suggest you ask for a minimal entry fee (even free?) and I'll hopefully sell a few CD's or drum up other donations as the event progresses. To discuss a presentation contact me via or simply click on the link at the bottom of this page.

5. Whenever I play a folk music gig, either as a solo performer or with the Four Foot Band (below),  I will donate any fees I earn to the British Dupuytrens Society:-

Four Foot BandThe Four Foot Band (aka The Four Foot Three, Four Foot Four or Four Foot Five, depending on how many of us are available or needed) is a very flexible band who can give you an evening of music, song, dance or a combination of all three. To find out more visit or click on our photo (left).


Recent and Forthcoming Events

14th February, 2019; Presentation to Butleigh Ladies, raised over £200 in CD sales and other donations

15th February, 2019; A folk music Valentine: Concert with the Four Foot Four, raised £333 in CD sales, door and bar receipts.

18th February, 2019; Surgery to treat contracture in the little finger of the left hand (see image in the left hand margin of this page)

26th April, 2019; The Big Spring Barn Dance with the Four Foot Four, Keinton Mandeville Village Hall

16th July, 2019: Presentations to Plymouth Probus (morning) and Yealmpton Rotary Club (evening) - details tbc.


The last section of this website is a massive thankyou to all the friends, family, ex-pupils and former colleagues who have already donated and made the recording and production of Scorn not the Strings possible. Being the recipient of this support has been a humbling experience, and I can't really find appropriate words that express my gratitude. In no particular order, my thanks go to;

Alan and Lynne Ryder; Amanda Bridgwater; Andrew Brown; Anne and Peter Williams; Antonia and Richard Gould; the Brue Boys (Choir for Men); Pennie and Tim Burne; Caroline Gilbert; Claire Harding; Dan Woodward; David Milford; Sue and Derek de Glanville; Duncan Courts; Emma Wainman; Paul Roberts; Freddie Claire; Liz Guildford; Lyn and Roger Huish; James Nicolle; Andy Jameson; J D Faulks; Jenn Botterill; Jon Kay; Jonny Rowan; Mary-Beth and Jeremy Greenop; Michael Cock; Norman and Charmian Wright; Patricia Steed; Paul and Caughlin Ryder; Paul Kelland; Amy and Peter Harding; Peter Davis and Becky Callard; Rebecca Wilson; Richard Hallward; Richard Stanyer; Roger Edwards; Robb Whiteman; Seb Haig; Tom and Lucy Harding; Tracy Ridge; DMS (Disc Manufacturing Services), Plymouth.

Lastly - but certainly not least - many thanks to Sue and Robert Peto for lending me their house for the location shots on this website and on the cover of Scorn not the Strings and also to Tom Harding for taking the photos.