Watch Money Alive’s Beestin jam for charity


Ian Beestin, a founding director of Money Alive, has helped to raise money for Oxfam by taking part in a virtual jam.

His Nottinghamshire-based covers band, Goose McCoy, took part in the Voxjam Beeston Summer Music Festival during August, a virtual festival curated into what has been described as a “10 hour musical extravaganza of quality live performances”.

The performers participated from their ‘Garden Stage’, and were joined at the virtual festival by especially pre-recorded videos, 360 degree videos, interviews and live chats with artists and audience.

There were more than 40 performers, from as far away as Hong Kong, Mexico - and Chesterfield. A truly global event, as Mr Beestin put it. 

The event raised more than £2,000; according to Mr Beestin, Oxjam Beeston has raised more than £120,000 for Oxfam in the past six years, mainly through a live event that takes place each October.

According to the band's Facebook page, Goose McCoy plays "dance and ear-worm hits spanning every decade from 1950 to the present day".

You can watch one of the recorded garden stage performances in the video above and, if you have done something similar for charity over lockdown, let Financial Adviser know and we can feature it.