Whilst conducting his challenges, Shaun likes to spread the word of some really good music and sports based causes that he supports and believes in. Below are some organisations that do some really good work, and Shaun recommends you check them all out and make donations to support them.

Kick4Life is a registered charity (1112133) who focus their efforts in Lesotho in southern Africa, transforming the lives of some of the most disadvantaged boys and girls in the world. They deliver a range of projects focused on tackling HIV through sports-based health education, voluntary testing, life-skills development and support into education and employment. Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world and more than 100.000 children have been orphaned by the disease.

"This is an incredibly original and exciting idea and we are thrilled that Shaun will be supporting us. Music is a huge part of everyday life in Lesotho, and thanks to Shaun's endeavours we'll be able to reach more disadvantaged people with our life-saving work."
Steve Fleming, CEO of Kick4Life

If you'd like to make a donation, please visit their Just Giving page.

Music Alive is a registered charity (1093868) that provides a safe, supportive, positive and accessible environment where disabled and non-disabled people come to make music.

Music Alive is based at Bentham House in Purton - just outside of Swindon, in a beautiful part of the English countryside. Run by a dedicated staff and volunteer team, it comprises 3 fully accessible music rooms decked out with an awesome array of instruments and music technology. There are a constantly developing range of sessions and opportunities to make great music on offer.

If you'd like to make a donation, please visit their Big Give page.

In Harmony . Sistema England (registered charity no. 1142615) is a community development programme, based on the Venezuelan programme El Sistema, that uses classical music to bring positive change to the lives of children in some of the most deprived areas of England, delivering benefits across the wider community.

They intense music projects in schools using professional musicians to involve all children in the school or schools in the area. The whole school is involved with the aim that every child learns an instrument and how to play as part of an orchestra or ensemble. Results have proved that not only does this increase musical ability but it also enhances social skills and levels of numeracy and literacy. Up to 1,000 children aged 5 - 11 take part each year.

In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to a one off grant to fund the employment of a fundraiser for this project. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the legacy of musical understanding and appreciation in young children this project has demonstrated to date.

To make a donation, please visit their Just Giving page.