Not to achy after the Great South Run on what was an enjoyable run. My fundraising for Children with Cancer UK currently stands at £697.78 (thanks to some recent donations), which added to the £510 raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK gives over £1,200 raised 🙂
There are still a few signed goodies on EBay to be had, with the lively folk rockers Bellowhead sending a signed CD and currently on line is a signed CD from prog rockers Jadis:
What’s next? Well spurred on by this year’s running I am going to attempt a half marathon next May/June time plus the Staines 10K. Ideas for any fundraising most welcome.
I have two charities lined-up, one chosen by Matt Curtis who kindly sponsored me for each of my three races this year. He has chosen the Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA). Clapa is a support organisation for all those with and affected by cleft lip and palate. One in 700 children are born with this condition – about 1,000 a year in the UK. CLAPA provides information, advice and one to one support through its national network of branches. It also runs confidence-building camps for children and distributes bottles and teats for babies born with cleft lip and palate.
The second one is The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. We represent the interests and campaign for the rights of all deaf children and young people from birth to independence. NDCS believes that the family is the most important influence on a deaf child’s development. NDCS supports the deaf child through the family as well as directly supporting deaf children and young people themselves.
For these two charities I will again be auctioning off signed goodies via EBay so any contacts much appreciated.
Thank you all again for your support, it is very much appreciated by me and the charities.
Two tickets to Hard Rock Hell VI now on Ebay and all proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. You can bid here
BIG thanks to David Wilson for this and to Hard Rock Hell.
There is the first HRH AOR and Prog festival next April 6th & 7th in Rotherham:
Some lovely feedback from the recent winner of the Cannon and Ball tickets and meet ‘n’ greet:
‘Looking so forward to the show and meeting them , my dad is a big fan and I was brought up watching them , thank you once again.’
Still chance to bid on a signed Cannon and Ball programme & photo here
All proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and BIG thanks again to Cannon & Ball
More signed items for auction soon but any leads and/or donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Training going okay for the Great South Run with a PB today at the Bedfont Lakes Park Run. Do take part in a local Park Run if you can. They are held every Saturday around the UK, starting at 9am and run over 5km. Well organised, friendly and great fun!
Big thanks to Ken Dodd for kindly donating a signed DVD which you can bid on here. Also he sent a lovely letter and a signed photo for myself – a real treat as I have been a longtime fan. If you get a chance do go and see him live as he is very funny and good value as his shows tend to last for at least 3-4 hours 🙂
Also a signed copy of Brian Blessed’s performance on ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ when he performed as Pavarotti. You can bid on this here
The training continues for my 10K on the 22nd of this month, spurred on by my online trainer (who is now going to join me for an after work jog). The Elmbridge 10K now has over 470 entries and the route takes in part of the Thames towpath, along with the less glamorous back end of a Tesco’s Extra. My four year old son has been encouraging from the side-lines telling me to eat more pasta and potatoes!
Just over £410 has now been raised for Children with Cancer UK:
The Fifty Fifty fundraising of signed items kindly donated by celebrities/bands/sports people now stands at £418.58 raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Rising blues rock guitarist Chantel McGregor kindly donated two more signed CD’s as she aims to raise £100 for my fundraising. A signed DVD from comedian John Bishop is currently at £5.50 :
Coming soon signed goodies from ‘out there’ rockers Hawkwind and the legendary Ken Dodd!
Now online a signed copy of John Bishop’s live DVD from last year, kindly donated by him. You can bid here
Also the final signed Chantel McGregor CD – hopefully all four signed CD’s can top £100 raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. BIG thanks to Chantel for her kindness and support.
The total now raised through these signed items has now topped £400 🙂
Thanks as ever for all your support and any help in getting signed items and/or plugging my fundraising much appreciated.