1 Feb 2021 - 1 Feb 2022

Grandad’s piano fundraiser

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Alan Melinek

Total raised


+ £182.50 Gift Aid

28 Complete
28% of £10,000.00 target

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In memory of

of my wife, Patricia Melinek but also loved ones everywhere

Please donate not just in memory of my wife, Patricia Melinek, but in memory of loved ones everywhere.

I started teaching myself the piano aged 12, after I was evacuated from London during WW2. When my wife died from Ovarian cancer I started fundraising for Cancer Research UK through live piano performances. I have 5 children and 14 grandchildren and we all miss her very much.

After lockdown started my grand-daughter helped me take my performances onto TikTok as Grandad_Pianist. None of us expected this to take off so well and I am bemused and blown away by the generosity, likes, 24,000 followers and 500,000 views. I hope you enjoy what I do and if you can, donate in memory of the millions of people lost to cancer every year. If each of the viewers had donated just £1 we would have half a million pounds for Cancer Research by now! Thank you for your support and whatever you can afford to give.

You can find links to my performances on Youtube and TikTok on

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Maria Coats



+£2.50 Gift Aid

A small contribution for a worthy and huge cause. May it help towards an understanding of the cause and management of cancer.





+£7.50 Gift Aid

Zahir Ramcharan



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Kerri Layton



+£3.75 Gift Aid

I am a musician. I just came accross your page and can’t stop listening. Just wonderful. Keep up the good work!


Tomáš Koníček



Hello Alan! I'm blown away and touched. Patricia has to be very proud of you.
I wish you all the best.


Carla Church



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Total raised£2,841.00



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