Ringo Starr Offers One-To-One Zoom Call To Fans For Charity

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Ringo Starr is turning 80 on July 7.

And, in order to raise money for a good cause, the Beatles drummer will allow one lucky fan to Zoom him.

The opportunity arrives via the David Lynch Foundation, a meditation advocacy organization run by Starr’s longtime friend and film director David Lynch.

Together the pair have launched the Heal the Healers Now campaign, an initiative seeking to provide stress-reducing support to frontline Covid-19 medical workers.

During the call, the prize winner will “get to know Ringo” while they “talk about anything and everything.”

To further sweeten the deal Starr will also gift the winner an original piece of artwork.

I am supporting the David Lynch Foundation,” Ringo Starr writes via Instagram, “and their incredible work to Heal the Healers and you can join me by entering for a chance to win a video call together and spread peace and love on my birthday.”

This is not the first time Ringo Starr has teamed up with Lynch to promote mediation.

In 2009 Starr and Paul McCartney performed Beatles classics ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ at Lynch’s 2009 Change Begins Within Transcendental Meditation benefit concert.

The positives use of transcendental mediation was first broadcast to the world at large by the Beatles adoption of the teachings of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1966.

Despite a falling out between the Maharishi while in Rishikesh India in 1968 – an event which inspired John Lennon to write The White Album’s ‘Sexy Sadie‘ – George Harrison, McCartney and Starr would remain lifelong practitioners of mediation techniques.

Ringo Starr’s birthday also coincides with his Peace and Love Celebration.

The celebration, which Starr has run since 2008, is an annual event Ringo uses to promote world peace.

Fans can enter the Heal the Healers Now sweepstakes here.

The winner determined July 6.

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