Day 63: An EP for LB #107days

Day 63 was adopted by Adam, a colleague of Sara’s. This is what he had to say about getting involved and supporting #107days and #JusticeforLB.

We decided to dust off our instruments and create these versions of some of Connor’s favourite songs to raise some money and awareness for the campaign, but also to celebrate the life (and good musical taste!), of one cool dude.

When I first met Connor it was at a wedding. He immediately made it very clear that he wanted two things from the day… to chat up girls

And to get some Ice cream.

A cool dude indeed.

EP for LB

Adam got together with his friend Marc, to produce something we think you’ll agree is rather special in LB’s memory. Adam and Marc recorded a covers EP featuring four of LB’s favourite tracks: National Express by Divine Comedy (of course), Dexy’s midnight runners by Geno, Here comes the sun by The Beetles, and Feel good inc by Gorillaz. Also included on the EP is the See Me! track recorded by First Note on Day 26 of #107days.

If you click on the tracks above you can go listen to the track and watch the awesome accompanying videos that Adam put together on YouTube – they are well worth a watch having been compiled with more photos of LB and also of some of the activity of the #107days campaign so far. Even more excitingly the EP is live on iTunes and available to purchase for the paltry sum of 79p per track or £3.95 for the entire thing, all profits to LB’s Fighting Fund, so please do get downloading and sharing.

Day 39: Still time to get involved #107days

A fortnight ago Sara blogged on all the amazing things that had happened in #107days so far. Since then we’ve been blown away with yet more amazing actions, I’m not going to recap them all here because we’ve a ‘half way’ blog post in the offing that will do that. If you’ve not managed to follow daily I’d highly recommend looking back over the daily entries to this blog that highlight the remarkable range of thoughts and actions of so many brilliant people supporting #JusticeforLB.

This is a very short post, but one that is designed to draw your attention to the many ways in which you can still get involved and support #107days. We are very, very nearly out of days, and we’ve had to double up on some dates. We have had one or two people who have had to pull out due to unforseen circumstances so there is still a small chance of adopting a day, especially if you can be flexible on dates, so do still get in touch if you’d like to adopt one.

There are a number of other ways in which you can support #107days including the following:

Conferences, workshops and learning opportunities

Learning disability studies in academia – Monday 9 June – Manchester (Day 82)

Keeping me at the heart of care – Thursday 12 June – London (Day 85)

Our Voices, Our Choices, Our Freedom – Thursday 26 June – Leeds (Day 99)

There are also a number of local seminars being organised at universities and internal development time within organisations. We will feature these on their adopted days, but are happy to include details here too if they are open to the public.

Fun and laughs

My son’s not rainman – Thursday 15 May – comedy performance, tickets available (Day 57)

107 Red Balloons – Sunday 18 May – come join in (Day 60)

Party Night – Saturday 31 May – everyone welcome

Spend, spend, spend

Limited Edition LB Bus Pencil Cases – all pre-ordered pencil cases were snapped up in next to no time, but rumour has it there might be more…

LB’s postcards and art – available to purchase

Act now – do something

Drops of brilliance – have a think, identify a person or act that has helped, and share

Draw us a bus – draw, snap and share

LB’s Justice Quilt – you just have to send a patch and our stitchers will do the rest – they need to be received at the PO Box by end May, so get stitching

Postcards of Awesome – you still have time to send us a postcard and join this bunch that My Life My Choice handed over to us his week

Postcards of Awesome April14

In a week of frustration and disillusionment captured by Sara here and here, it is a remarkable tonic to see so many people stand up and be counted, to reject the ‘system’s’ poor excuse for change, and to take action themselves to improve things and bring JusticeforLB and all dudes.

Thank you, each and every one of you.

ps Don’t forget we now have three flyers: 1) with campaign info 2) with info and space for your event details 3) with info and details of how to donate. We also have a blog banner that you can download onto your blog to raise awareness.