Mutual-Aid

BACKGROUND

Help 2 Beat Cancer CIC are a Community Interest Company that was established to help support the fight against cancer. Cancer Patients are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus. Artists Mutual Aid is a Help 2 Beat Cancer Initiative, to help provide a channel for the Music Industry to help support the fight against Coronavirus.

The current Coronavirus crisis has exposed systemic failures in conventional supply chains. This is putting lives at risk needlessly as it is helping to ensure that much needed protective equipment is not getting to NHS and other essential service provider’s staff that need it exposing them to unnecessary danger. In fact, people are dying because of this. Furthermore, the fact that resources and volunteers have dried up for Foodbanks means that the most vulnerable are literally at risk of starvation.

HOW ARTISTS MUTUAL AID WILL HELP

The Artists Mutual Aid programme aims to help address the problems detailed above. Mutual Aid is a term to describe people helping each other. Mutual Aid groups are helping to provide community support to those who are more at risk from the virus

Artists Mutual Aid is providing a channel for Music Artists to come together to support both of the above programmes, and help to buy Ethically Sourced food that helps feed the vulnerable and Protective Equipment that helps save lives in a speedy and efficient manner.
Money raised From Artists Mutual Aid will help to purchase food and protective equipment as above. This would allow NHS Organizations, Other Essential Services Providers, and Regional Food Bank centres, to participate in the blockchain facilitated supply chain, directly, thereby eliminating the silos.

All supplies would be managed on the blockchain.# Using the latest technology to help address the fact that those on the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus, in many cases, lack the equipment to adequately protect themselves, will be of huge benefit for everyone, and will help save many lives from being unnecessarily lost.

Furthermore, food banks have recently come under extraordinary pressure. The food donated will be distributed by FareShare using the blockchain for effective management as above. FareShare are the UK’s largest hunger fighting charity, supporting over 11,000 charities, community groups and food banks.

HOW WILL MONEY RAISED BY THE MUTUAL-AID ACTIONS BE USED?

Money raised by Mutual-Aid Actions will help to purchase food and protective equipment as above. This would allow NHS Organizations, Other Essential Services Providers, and Regional Food Bank centres, to participate in the blockchain facilitated supply chain, directly, thereby eliminating the silos.

All supplies would be managed on the blockchain. All Featured Products will be available for procurement, and their provenance will be certified on the Blockchain.

Using the latest technology to help address the fact that those on the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus, in many cases, lack the equipment to adequately protect themselves, will be of huge benefit for everyone, and will help save many lives from being unnecessarily lost.

Furthermore, food banks have come under extraordinary pressure in recent week. The food donated will be distributed by FareShare using the blockchain for effective management as above. FareShare are the UK’s largest hunger fighting charity, supporting over 11,000 charities, community groups and food banks.

The Ethically Sourced Network (ESN) is a platform of over 700 Ethically Sourced Providers, and would provide the Food Parcels for the programme. Provision of Ethically Sourced Food would ensure that other pressing issues such as helping the environment, were also addressed.