Music and Art = Water and Education

'From The Annexe' is a collective of musicians, set up to raise awareness and funds for a small, UK based, registered charity

'Oasis Relief Zambia' Reg'd Charity No. 1181996

The music and art presented here celebrates the life of our friend Maureen Shepherd, whose drive, passion and commitment was an inspiration to anyone she met.
Maureen sadly passed away on July 21st 2022, but through the charity, 'Oasis Relief Zambia', her fierce determination to help those in need had achieved some amazing results;

86 Boreholes dug to date, bringing clean, safe water to over 80,000 people who were in desperate need.
2 Schools have developed way beyond what would have been possible without Maureen's passion.
2 Clinics would not exist at all.

It was her wish that we do not abandon the people who have come to rely on the charity.
With your help we can keep her dream alive!

All FM Radio Interview 13th Sept 2023

For anyone who missed hearing Pam and myself on All FM Radio last week and would like to hear what we had to say there are 2 links below. The 1st is to the website and the 2nd to Mixcloud. Ann also played 4 tracks from the website. The final track, whilst introduced as Cold Rain is in fact Don’t Wait Too Long. Ann can be excused of this as it was her first day back after a 6 month break. We were honoured that she chose to interview us. Thanks Ann.

New Album now available to buy;

CD (including download) or Download only, of our New Album ‘Life’ available from 26th May 2023, each priced at £7.00 Click on the cover to take you to our store. Payment can be made by PayPal, Debit or Credit Card.



Graham's ‘From The Annexe’ album 'Life' 

Fundraiser for Oasis Relief Zambia

Total Raised £1115

I am overwhelmed to be able to tell you that we have raised £1115, not including any gift aid we may receive. Having only had a Borehole Challenge at Christmas, where we raised £2110, I was being very optimistic running another one so soon after and did not expect to raise even this much. Your generosity is overwhelming. Bernadette and Pam, the 2 trustees of the charity, are flying out to Zambia on 5th October , at their own expense to supervise 8 more boreholes being dug, and to see how the schools and clinics are getting on. They are also taking with them some school uniforms that have been generously donated. This is why I ran another one so soon, so they had as much funds as possible to take with them.

When I started the fundraisers it was costing about £2000 to sink a borehole. Since then the exchange rate has gone in our favour and it is now about £1500 to sink a borehole. So, as we have raised £3225 plus some gift aid, we will be able to pay for 2 of the boreholes. These will be dedicated to From The Annexe and when they return from Zambia I will post some photos so that you can see what you have donated for. 

I cannot thank you all enough!!! 

And don’t forget that every £2 donated brings water to a child and every £10 water to a family. It is truly life changing.

You can continue to donate at any time.

Oasis Relief Borehole 2022 Fundraiser.
Total Amount Raised £2110 !!!

 When I started this fundraiser with the launch of the website on October 1st 2022, I thought it was far too ambitious to expect to raise £2000 by 29th December. However, I am overwhelmed to be able to tell you that the target has been achieved. Whilst the figure on the Facebook Fundraiser only shows £1374 raised, funds have come in from other sources, and with the gift aid received on these donations we have a final total £2120. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated. So many people will benefit from your generosity. A borehole will be sunk later next year and I will post details and photos of it’s location so that you can see exactly how your money has been put to use.

 From The Annexe, as a fundraising musical venture, will still continue for as long as I can keep the music and the artwork flowing. I’m going to be adding some more artwork soon, and a new single is being released on 27th January. You can still donate at any time. And please, keep up to date with what is happening; follow us on Facebook, sign up for the mailing list, subscribe to the YouTube channel. I can only do this with your help.

 And once again a big THANK YOU!!!!


Some of the tracks on the site are free to stream or download, others we will be officially releasing on the usual online platforms as well as making them available to purchase the download here on the website. This is purely a fund raising venture so please, if you are able, help us by donating if you do not wish to purchase. All proceeds from sales and donations will go to Oasis Relief Zambia.



I am putting some of my original artwork up for sale,
100% of all sales going to 'Oasis Relief Zambia'.

Prints are also available.

For more details Go to Artwork

Here are a few examples.