Archive for '2010'
Thank you for showing your support!
The inaugural Money for Jam Charity Busking Challenge was a huge success. It’s over for 2010 but will be back bigger and better in 2011. If you are interested in entering a team in 2011 please click the Start a Team button at the top of the page and enter your details. Meantime check out the video wall and all the other great fun from Money for Jam 2010.
Our 36 incredibly brave and talented Money for Jam teams have had a fun time busking for a great cause!
They have raised heaps which will make a real difference providing more performance places for more kids with disabilities in more New Zealand regions. Thanks so much for the huge effort, guys.
Many of the teams have had some challenging and magical experiences along the way….
“We were humbled to perform for the kids yesterday,you haven’t lived until you see a child in a wheelchair smiling & dancing to your performance.”
– 4’O’Clock Jammers
The judging closed at midnight on the 31st October and the winners are…
Two of the Amazing Busking Machine team are jetting to Hollywood! They have won the hard-fought race for the most money raised online grabbing the top prize of two return premium economy tickets to Los Angeles – generously donated by Air New Zealand – with a visit to the set of hit TV show Criminal Minds.
The Balzats’ video was judged Best Video by our panel of celebrity judges Temuera Morrison, Ray Woolf and Ben Lummis. Their fantastic prize is two return Air New Zealand tickets to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Best Photo goes to Jamie and Bianca. They score a weekend of luxury family accommodation on Waiheke Island.
The Worst Singing on a Video prize: This one was tough as the calibre of singing was so high! We decided to award this prize to the youngest performers on a video who didn’t sing at all! The Ponsonby Pipers win a big Nestle chocolate hamper too!
The Craziest Location for a Video prize goes to 3/63 with their super-mario-style video filmed in a kid’s playground. They also receive a Nestle goodie hamper.
Danny Cope’s team, Danny and the No-Copers, took out the Best Team Name prize. They also receive a Nestle Hamper.”
Finally our fabulous Facebook winners and their prizes are:
A performance by a group of StarJam kids (Auckland only)
A StarJam t-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
A Hollywood t-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
Five prizes of a year’s supply of Barker’s jam or other products (6 items per month) go to:
Hannah Rose Pilcher
Vee Lupo Sua Tovia
It’s NOT official I’m just basing this on the fact that I sat up to midnight k but from what the website was telling me at about middnight it was The Amazing Busking Machine
in the lead with 3,992.00!
Well done too ALL of our amazing buskers who donated their time to such a deserving cause. We couldn’t have done it without you 🙂
I’m off to bed now for some well earned rest!
We let you know more as soon as it’s announced!
EEEEK!!! Jeez, if I thought I was excited yesterday it’s nothing compared to today! we have less than THREE hours to go to the finale of the busking challenge! As of right now The Latenighters still have the lead with $2,501.70 but The Amazing Busking Machine still have have time to make a come back at the last moment, maybe? You still have time to open your wallet for a GREAT cause, AND support the team you like the best!
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Wow we have broken the $10,000! We only have Two days left to the finale of this Busking Challenge and ‘by golly’ (that seems like the best phrase at the moment) the competition is heating up between the Teams in the top two spaces. Now, The Latenighters were in First position when I went to bed last night, and when I got and checked this morning it was The Amazing Busking Machine in poll position. And now after refraining from checking ALL day it’s The Latenighters once again in that top spot. You can keep an eye on all our Fantastic Fund Raising miracle workers here at www.fundraisingonline.co.nz
while you there you might even want to part with a few dollars of your own for a very good cause. It’s only cost $5 per day to enrich a child with disabilities life and whats more if you are in New Zealand your donation is tax deductible (you will be issued a receipt)
Here’s a screen shot of the fund raising so far (if you weren’t tempted to click on the link I just posted) just so you can see how well we are doing and how proud I am of all our Buskers. Just click on the picture to go right to Fund Raising on line.
On top of all the success we have had with the Busking we have also had five more teams throw their busking hat in to the ring, and of course we welcomed their generosity with open arms.
- Put Together Band
- Team Profile
- …”2 Twen.E 2 Crew”…
- Guns and Rosies
- The Odd Ballz
- Unhinged Fringe Unhinged Fringe
Check them out and support them!
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As the big 10k mark seems closer than ever I couldn’t be more excited! And with only a week left until the end of the Money for Jam busking competition there hasn’t been a better time for YOU to also be involved! The competition between our teams seems to be gaining momentum too and our top fund raiser is now in the lead with a whooping $1,935!!! WOWSER! They promised Amazing and boy oh boy did The Amazing Busking Machine deliver! Not only in the form of a rather comical Video but they are also pulling all the stops to support the kids of StarJam. I have pulled down a couple of screen shoots in case you have yet to watch that video I was just talking about!!! This should entice you in and open your wallet *winky face*
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Greetings Jam followers!
Please accept my apologies for this not having got to you earlier, but life (and labour weekend) interrupted. However I DO have the photos from last Thursdays Busking Event.
Like I said in the previous post The weather didn’t exactly behave, but despite the periodic down pour we all had a fantastic time.
I didn’t realise this at the time, because true to form I was late but the brand new Mayor of the new ‘Super City’ Auckland Len Brown also rocked it out on the mike! Here is a photo of him in action.
Now, if you came along on the day or happened to be passing by I imagine you would have noticed all the balloons! And they were all blown up by our fabulous AUT PR Girls. Heres a photo of them posing with them all blown up.
Now here is a beautiful photo of Moana, one our Jammers with the 4oClock Jammers singing on the ‘stage’ together. The 4oClock Jammers did fantastic on the day and collected $128 from spectators! That’s a great effort guys!
The Latenighters are another team who have done really well so far! And only just recently knocked off the top stop as far as the fund raising is concerned. Here’s a photo of Andrew Tanyon with our Star Jammer Jaden.
Ben may have gotten up and rocked the crowd last but he certainly did a fantastic job. As you know from my previous post I was shaking his Bucket and I managed to collect $51.40 from people passing by and stopping to have a listen. I am quietly quite proud of myself. Here he in all his glory, you could have a hard time imagining that he has Aspergers in this photo and finds social situations very awkward. However he seems to adopt another persona when ‘on stage’ and well, the crowd really can’t help but love him. (He writes all his own music and lyrics too!) And I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for StarJam and the patient mentoring and belief of Bob his StarJam Guitar Teacher, he wouldn’t be where he was today. Not only getting up on stage to DO IT but ENJOYING himself in the process!
Next up we have four of our cutest buskers. Lew and Eddy and ROCK U, who are two teams of VERY talented boys! I was blown away at how well they could play and sing! Jeez, I wish I had even a tiny amount of the talent they possess.
Here’s Lew and Eddy
And here is ROCK U
The Balzats are a WHOLE family of amazingly talented people, and if it wasn’t for the fact I had a bucket to shake I would have happily spent the whole afternoon listening to them. I hope my kids want to play insturments when they are bigger, this family are complete stars! They collected a whooping big $240.50 and I can totally understand why!
The Foxy Stars preformed before I arrived, but they looked very business like all dressed up in their work attire. They also have raised heaps busking! And have you seen their video? Very cool and worth checking out. Here is a picture of them posing with Moana.
Jessica was second to last on the stage on the day so I thought, hey lets put her in the same position! Jessica aka Girl Meets Uke WOWED the crowed with her opera singing abilities (She sang Ava Maria the song she preformed at my wedding). I may be a tad bias but this girls can SING! So well in fact she got a $100 from ONE single Man! I’m so so proud of her! This is a photo of her while singing, with my boy Captain Chaos as her music stand.
And just to see you out for the evening, here is a photo of Julie with Len Brown, Jaden and Daniel!
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We also have some more teams! So I’ll tell you some more about them tomorrow!! Don’t forget that the competition phase of Money for Jam ends at Midnight on the 31st October so get donating!
Just a quick post tonight, because I want to delve in a bit better once I have the photos to accompany it. BUT Today we hit the streets (Aotea Square) And SPREAD the JAM big time! And it apart from the rain it was enormously successful! In fact I Was in such a good mood even the rain couldn’t bring me down. (In my head I was humming ‘Singing in the Rain’ – Thanks Ham’n’Jam for that one! If you are wondering what I am going on about then please do go to their team profile and watch their video!)
Anyhow, as I was saying. Yes it did rain but by golly did we make an impact. People did indeed flock to watch which made it very easy for myself to accost them with our StarJam Buckets with my biggest most friendliest smile and ask if they had yet to donate “Money for Jam”. Turns out I am rather good at that! Not exactly sure how much I raised with that method for Ben (it was his bucket I was shaking) But I DID take a photo! (I’ll post it tomorrow once I process the few photos I took between bucket shaking)
I can’t say THANK YOU enough to all the kind and generous people who donated not only time by their hard earned money to such a good cause.
All our Buskers were AMAZING! I was so impressed with the level of talent! I hope the video is uploaded soon so we can share it will all of you who might have missed it and didn’t get a chance to donate to your favourites on the day.
I’ll be back again tomorrow with the photos I hope! As I always say, have you liked us on facebook yet? If not, get over there and do it now! Lot’s of prizes up for grabs if you do 🙂
As the Latenighters pull in to the lead by more than $700 other teams are pulling out all the stops. and HERE is their video! Since they are SO far in the lead I thought I’d put there video first 🙂 So please go watch it!
We hope that you will be joining us for Busking at Aotea Square this coming Thursday from 12pm until 1pm! We will be there as will many of the other teams mentioned in yesterday’s post.
We have had quite a few videos going up over the last days and they are all fantastic, so in no particular order here they are.
- Spreading the Jam for StarJam Spreading the Jam like crazy in the deep south!
- The Unknown (Girls Band) Making it famous on TV!
- Prior Knowledge(Boys Band) Also Making it famous on TV!(Some very talented kids from their school!)
- Old Love – 4 O’clock Jammers Rocking at a live gig 🙂
- Danny and the No-Copers Preforming Elvis in the most energetic way!
- Day 15 amazing GraceGirl Meets Uke (my baby sister) still going strong despite the odds! (Of being sick that is!)In fact she has done SO many videos now I am going to give her, her very own blog post! Because after that mammoth effort I think she deserves it!
- Busking for StarJam, Ham’N’Jam singing to the bright lights of Hamiltron! LOVE the way those Baker’s Delight guys ‘JAM’!They may have been singing ‘In the Rain, but the sun certainly came out for them!
- Lewis Eady StarJammers “Lew & Eddy” 17 Oct 2010, Lew and Eddy are seriously cute! Check out their busking Video!! Singing an original song no less, called “Mutiny” on Auckland’s Queen St during a 90 minute busking session for StarJam. Watch out for the gorilla!
- Meadowbank Rock Band also known as the Meadowbank Buskers sound FANTASTIC! And a whole band of them!
- Singstarz sing Bedouin Soundclash – Hush and sound very melodic indeed!
- Impossibly cute and very talented Rock U sing ‘Don’t look back in anger’ by Oasis and nawwww I want to take them home and keep them!
- Valentina and Gabriella Rocca also known as the Ponsonby Pipers Play in perfect harmony in their video
- Jamie and Bianca had me dancing about in my office chair! They sound awesome on the piano and Bass thingy?? erh … Chello maybe? Sorry! Your Jazz sounds honestly awesome!
- 3/63 have wowed us all with their version of Super Mario, and I fell down in giggles! Great work guys!
- I honestly think I want to eat JELLY BEANS now! Thanks to Poppy Dust who floored me with their fantastic performance!
- The Amazing Busking Machine has also just uploaded their video ‘Everybody (StarJam’s Back!)‘ and YAY honestly it had me transfixed for all 3 minutes 20 seconds so GO NOW and watch that one even if you managed to make it thus far with out clicking on any of the other link.
All of these wonderful people are deserving of our support as are each and every child that StarJam supports! My mantra right now has been GO GO MONEY FOR JAM! I couldn’t be more proud of what all these wonderful people have achieved so far. You can go check out all our wonderful teams HERE, browse their teams profiles and most importantly donate a few dollars to your favourites. Remember, it only takes $5 to change a child’s life, and the positive work that StarJam does for children with disabilties speaks for itself.
PLEASE don’t forget that we will be at Aotea Square tomorrow between 12pm and 1pm. There is going to be heaps of us there busking our hearts out. Well maybe not so much me as far as the singing is concerned, but I WILL be there with Captain Chaos and those trouble monsters and if you REALLY do feel the need to listen to me sound like I am quite possibly killing a cat of some sort then you can watch me feature as one of Girl Meets Uke’s guest singers when the Bronchitis got the better of her.
One more thing before I go, have you joined us on Facebook yet? If you “like” Money4Jam on Facebook you go in the draw for:A performance by a group of StarJam kids for your event/party (Auckland only)
- Five prizes of a year’s supply of Barker’s Jam
- A StarJam T-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
- A Hollywood T-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
- Lots of chocolate hampers donated by Nestle NZ Ltd
- And many more…
So Get LIKING!
Now if you are living in Auckland and are free at lunch time on the 21st October (This Thursday!) Then this is something you will NOT want to miss!
All our Buskers are putting their talent out on display at Aotea Square from 12-1pm.
Come along to see a selection of the teams busking, and you might get some goodies too.
Here are a list of the teams that may be busking:
- Ben Matthews
- Girl Meets Uke
- Jaime and Bianca
- Lew & Eddy
- Ponsonby Pipers
- Rock U
- The 4 O’clock Jammers
- The Balzats
- The Foxy Stars
- The Jamsta
- Velvet Vocals
So come along and support your favourite team. It’s going to be a blast! And a little birdy tells me that ZM’s Black Thunders will be there as well as Ray Woolf and Ben Lummis! So what more excuse do you need to take a long lunch.