A Galway guitarist is raffling off one of his rarest guitars to raise money for Ukraine, already raising a whopping $250,000 in the online contest.
Jamie Harrison, a native of Oranmore with over 250,000 YouTube subscribers, was shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February and decided to raffle off one of his most prized guitars to help make the difference.
Harrison’s Austrian apartment is adorned with expensive guitars and he decided to give his fans a chance to win one of his most prized possessions to help raise money for people and animals affected by the invasion.
He’s offering fans a chance to win his Fender 1956 Custom Shop Stratocaster (estimated value of $7,000) that he’d spent several years buying for himself.
The amount each entrant donates will determine how many times they are entered into the online draw, with a £1 donation equal to one entry.
Harrison, who teaches around 40,000 students through online guitar lessons, has struck gold with his predominantly American fan base, already raising a total of €238,000 ($250,000) for the Cross- Ukrainian Red and the World Food Kitchen, which helps feed those affected by the ongoing Yemeni conflict. Civil war.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a new food shortage in Yemen due to a grain shortage from Ukraine.
The proceeds will provide huminative aid to the people of Ukraine and support for animals abandoned or trapped during the conflict. Participants can choose which campaign their money goes to.
Harrison is also raffling off three “everything bundles” consisting of every song and general course he’s ever created, in addition to hundreds of videos, tabs, books and resources. Everything packages are worth around £700 ($858).
It also raffles off dozens of individual lessons as consolation prizes.
For more information on the current competition, Click here.