One-Drum Foundation is a UK REGISTERED CHARITY  (1185202) established by Abass Dodoo in 2019

 The Organisation's purpose: "To advance the education of the public in the arts, history and culture of African music, in particular, but not exclusively, through the provision of educational workshops and performances"

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One-Drum Foundation is currently working on its flagship project; "Drumming Against Knives" aimed at vulnerable young people at risk of involvement in gangs and knife crime.  The aim is to set up free African drumming workshops in Hackney, London, after school and at weekends for the local communities to learn African drumming.  African drums will be provided for everyone to have a go.  The drumming circles will be as inclusive as possible because  nobody needs to feel left out.  African drumming is traditionally a community activity where parents, carers, grandparents and friends all join in to learn with their younger generation.


One-Drum Foundation welcomes all help, support and donations and in particular needs the following urgently:

  • Free use of a local community hall in Hackney close to Haggerston station that can hold up to a group of 30 available for regular use
  • An ULEZ compliant crew van fitted for wheelchairs, to transport drums and the young musicians to venues such as Southbank or Barbican for performances
  • Sparkling IT & digital skills, to help One-Drum get to grips with its digital marketing, websites and social media integration needs

One-Drum Foundation 1185202 is registered with the UK Charity Commission, regulated by the Fundraising Regulator and registered with HMRC for Gift Aid eligibility.


One-Drum Foundation needs to raise funds for the above and for other charitable purposes*.


Thank you for your support, help and donations! 

To donate £1, text PRLX01 to 70201

To donate £3, text PRLX01 to 70331

To donate £5, text PRLX01 to 70970

To donate £10, text PRLX01 to 70191

* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see

We are located at 224 Haggerston Road, London, E8 4HT

Nearest public transport: Haggerston Overground Station, Buses 149, 242, 243 on Kingland Road, stopping at Haggerston Station.