Net The Bed – The Mitch Daniels Band live
After 12+ months planning this charity gig, finally the Mitch Daniels Band reached the long awaited day:Net The Bed!
Here’s a post written by Mitch for us about their performance at the O2 Academy2 Islington, and a follow up about the results the band reached through this charity gig.
A one night only show performed by The Mitch Daniels Band on Friday 18th October 2013 at the O2 Academy2 Islington
We had been planning Net The Bed all year and it was a major project for us, so when the day finally came around there was a mixture of emotions amongst the band from excited to stressed and plain exhaustion!
Once the stage was set however, the doors opened, the room started to fill up and all those feelings then turned into nervous excitement and energy. The room was buzzing when we came on stage, it felt incredible and we were absolutely blown away by the turnout and the response we got.
In total we raised £900.00, enough for 180 mosquito nets, all of which went directly to the charity Malaria No More UK which specialises in Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN’s) which have insecticide impregnated into the fabric of the net so it does not wash out. They work to save lives by investing in prevention, diagnosis and treatment and so far it has distributed over 5 million nets and is part a global effort that has seen a significant drop in deaths from malaria by 26% since 2000.
We now hope to build on what we have achieved and perhaps make #NetTheBed an annual event.
Once again, we cannot thank everyone enough for the support. To those who came, and to all those who contributed but couldn’t make it, thank you. It was a really great night!
Author: Mitch Daniel