Jack Savoretti - Aynhoe Park...

I'm not going to lie; I've got some posh mates...

Some live in big houses, some come from a good line, and some have made it on their own. It's a mad world. A world which I dart into quickly and out of equally as quickly. I dart out quickly not so much because I want to. Instead, I want to see all worlds, all people, as much of life as I can.

However, the most significant highs, the mega memories come from this world. I'd be lying if I said they weren't. What's interesting about it is how much value people in this world give. In a previous life I though the posh-uns would be selfish, self-absorbed and insular. The truth is so very different.

This night at Aynhoe Park was a perfect example. A group of people from all walks of life really, but to many, would be considered luckily or privileged. They were there to raise money team Anna Charity and to enjoy themselves. Simples.

Frankly, I knew nothing about Go Team Anna before the night. I just saw an opportunity to give value. That's what I witness so often in this world, people looking to give value. The more special it is, the more people want to be associated, and the more people want to give. It becomes a value loop where everyone wins. I don't think any of the musicians, guests, caterers, felt anything other than they did a great thing that night. For me, that's what it is all about. I've only ever seen money as one form of value and probably my least favourite.

That night I spoke to Jack about how terrifying the Alien War Trocadero in London, saw loads of old mates, met some guys from the BBC. I got to meet exciting people, hear some of the best music of my life and more importantly, do my bit. Did I get paid? Hell no. Trust me, these memories and the money raised that night, are all the value I'll ever need.

Big shout out to:

James and Sophie Perkins - Owners Aynhoe Park
Jack Savoretti - Singer
Imelda may - Singer
Carly Paoli - Singer
The Revue - Band
Ward Thomas - Band
Evenlode Films - Film
Bubble Gum Balloons - Balloons

If I have forgotten anyone, I am sorry.

If you'd like to read more about Go Team Anna and hopefully give a little, please click here.

Hope you like the piccies,


Stay Safe Team - James