Johnny Dickinson needs your help

Fantastic guitar player Johnny Dickinson is having a very tough time of it with his health. He’s been out of action for a while and is liable to be out of action for a long long time. We all know that musicians don’t have insurance, or savings, so here’s how you can help. Follow this link and pay £5 for a benefit album which features tracks by some great guitar players – all to help Johnny. The album is called For Johnny – and that is exactly what it is. Here’s the message I was passed from Dave Smith:

Last year, Johnny was diagnosed with a form of Blood cancer, and as a result, needed to have a course of Chemotherapy, which meant, of course, that his touring schedule was cancelled. He got through the treatment OK, and was set to start working again, but then went down with some kind of virus infection. After a course of antibiotics, he seemed to be on the mend, but then felt a tingling sensation through his legs, which spread
through the rest of his body, eventually leaving him paralysed. It turns out that he’s suffering from a very rare condition, which is brought about when the immune system becomes dysfunctional, attacks itself, and begins to destroy some part or multiple parts of the central nervous system….Guillain barre Syndrom. Coupled with the Cancer, this condition is VERY serious, and the Doctors have said that he may be in intensive care for 12 months or so.
 Anyone who knows Johnny, will also know that he has 4 children to support, and that after so much time not working, things have become increasingly difficult for them.

JOHNNY DICKINSON
JAN AKKERMAN
TOMMY EMMANUEL
JOHN RENBOURN
TONY McMANUS
JENNIFER BATTEN
AZIZ IBRAHIM
JOHN SMITH
CLIVE CARROLL
WIZZ JONES
THOM BRESH
The album can be downloaded HERE. The system works through PAYPAL and the price of the album is only £5.00, and I will be presenting Johnny with a get well message including everyone’s name on it who buys one!!

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