Hi, I was dx 7 years ago and and to give up work last February. I felt devastated at the time, but, having been an amateur singer for many years, mainly with choirs and smaller groups, I realised that this could be my 'silver lining' and that i could try and fulfil a long held ambition to create a solo album of songs that I enjoy singing, while my voice still remained unaffected and before my condition started to deteriorate to the point that I could no longer do it. Having discovered how easy it was to download backing tracks and, just as important, having found a good recording studio and engineer, I have managed to fulfil this ambition and am, at the same time, raising funds for Parkinson's UK from the CD I produced, having, to date, raised £7,000+. I am not blowing my own trumpet, but feel I have had to take the initiative myself as, when I asked PUK for some publicity for my project, the response I got was "There will not be an issue in January as they are in the process of reviewing the newsletter. The editor said that if there is an opportunity to highlight your CD in a future edition, she will let me know". So far, I have still not been contacted by the editor or anyone else regarding highlighting my CD. What I don't understand is what I have to do to generate sufficient interest within the editorship to publicise my fundraising project and help me raise more funds more quickly. The sum raised to date has all been paid direct to PUK via http://www.justgiving.com/ianoster or through donations and the feedback has been so positive and encouraging that I am now half way through making a second CD. Any suggestions?