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Alan Melinek

Piano Grandad’s fundraiser

Total raised


+ £1,329.15 Gift Aid

96%% Complete
96% of the £12,000.00 target

Mon 1 Feb 2021 - Tue 1 Feb 2022


Please donate to Cancer Research UK

In memory of

of my wife, Patricia Melinek but also loved ones everywhere

My Story

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY: Following the success of his TIkTok and Youtube fundraising - Piano Grandad, my dad, has been himself diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing a 6 hour operation today (8th June 2021) and we are hoping to reach his target of £10,000 donations by the time he wakes up. Please donate even a few pounds. As he says "its not IF we find a cure, its WHEN" how quickly is up to all us. “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, 50,000 followers and 1 million 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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