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JOHN MITCHELL (IT BITES) guitar lesson now at £370 :)

The guitar lesson/lunch with John Mitchell of It Bites is currently at £370! All proceeds are going to Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA). If it breaks the £500 that would be amazing.

Thanks again to John Mitchell and the fans currently bidding.

eBay link

Just Giving stories to spread a smile :)

http://www.justgiving.com/en/discover

The tigers who came to tea

More than 200 roaring tigers are on the loose in Surrey. But there’s nothing to fear – the stripy youngsters are children getting into the spirit of tiger day, highlighting the cat’s fight for survival.

Giggles for poorly children

Being in hospital can be a scary time for children. Enter: the giggle doctors. They prescribe smiles and laughter to brighten the days of young patients

Sock cats change the world

Once upon a time, a pair of socks decided to change the world by fighting pancreatic cancer. And with Rachel Cooke’s help – she transforms them into sock cats – they are well on their way.

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Charity auction for a guitar lesson & lunch with JOHN MITCHELL (IT BITES)

The EBay auction is for a guitar lesson and lunch with JOHN MITCHELL, guitarist/vocalist in IT BITES and also a member of FROST* & ARENA.

The winning bidder will need to make their own way to and from the lunch/guitar lesson in the Reading (Berskshire) area. Date and time TBA between winning bidder and John Mitchell.

100% of the final sale price will support Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA). The Cleft Lip and Palate Association seeks to reduce the distress often experienced by parents in bringing up a child with a cleft lip and/or palate and to improve the quality of life of those born with clefts.

BIG ‘thank you’ to John Mitchell for this unique experience for one lucky fan!

http://www.outhousestudios.co.uk/

http://www.itbites.com

EBay link

Jimmy Cricket DVD, CD & signed photo rasing funds for CLAPA & NDCS

Comedian Jimmy Cricket, a long standing supporter of my fundraising, has kindly donated a DVD and CD (with a signed photo) to help start off my fundraising year for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

You can bid on the DVD here and the CD/signed photo here

 

 

Other goodies pledged include a signed CD and t-shirt for UK melodic rockers Dante Fox plus a rather special treat for fans TBC.

Also the band FM, lovely folk who have kindly promoted my fundraising, I am proud to say I will be wearing their t-shirt for my runs next year 🙂

More news soon and as ever any help promoting and/or with donations for charity auctions most welcome.

 

Staines 10K for next year and possibly Potters ‘Arf

I will be running the Staines 10K again next year on Sunday May 19th for both my chosen charities – CLAPA and NDCS. I am also looking for an early summer half marathon and my hometown my provide one with the Potters ‘Arf on Sunday June 9th. This will be another big challenge and step up after completing ten miles in this year’s Great South Run. Anyone else know of a good (flat!) half marathon in June/July time in the London/Surrey area or Staffordshire/Cheshire please let me know.

Also looking for any companies and/or bands who’d like to endorse my running and fundraising in anyway. I will for example happily road test say any new confectionary or sweets 🙂

Fundraising plans for 2013…

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:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300807845405?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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.

http://www.justgiving.com/rochdale2013

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.

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2013

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.

Jason

Great South Run – completed!

Knackered but finished 🙂 First time I have run further than 10K since 1999. Great day and atmosphere as the people of Pompey made you feel very welcome – even in my Stoke top and scarf. I did get two ‘Come on Stoke!’ on the way round the course. Lovely course running around the historic naval dockyards/HMS Victory and ending up running by the Southsea seafront. The jelly babies counter at nine miles provided a welcome boost  as well. Well organised and run, highly recommended if you fancy a nice flat race.

My finishing time was under two hours – yippee! 1hr 59m 12 secs 15,158th (race field just over 24,000)
http://www.greatrun.org/Results/default.aspx?r=273&bib=20203

Thanks to my lovely kids for their support and musical selections  (my daughter loaded my IPod with delights such as You Me At Six, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold & Fearless Vampire Killers and I sneaked on some Jimi Jamison, Chris Singleton & Dev Townsend!).

Big thanks to my family, friends, work colleagues, Facebook pals, the bands and authors who kindly donated signed items to auction and all those that have sponsored me, spread the word or liked a Facebook post. I am truly humbled, thanks again.
Now what race next folks 😉
Jason

PS Donations still welcome – raising funds for Children with Cancer UK:
http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2012

TWO weekend passes to HRH VI

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:

HRH AOR

HRH Prog

WIN tickets to see Stoke v QPR

Simply like this page and post for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to see Stoke City vs QPR at the Britannia stadium on Sat 10th Nov. Closing date 28th October. Thanks to Stoke City and good luck!

http://www.facebook.com/GreatSouthRun2012Stokieboy

It’s all to help spread the word on my three runs (two down and the Great South Run to come on 28th October) this year to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK.
http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2012

It’s race month :)

Great South Run month as race day is on Sunday October 28th. A gentle (cough) ten mile run around the streets of Southsea and Portsmouth resplendent in my Mr Men running top and underneath that my Stoke City top.  Training has been harder this past few weeks due to a painful toe (dropping a jar of marmalade on it is not recommended) but looking forward to the run as there will be 23,000 odd fellow runners and it is onChannel 5 (yes for once something decent to watch on that channel). My daughter has loaded an IPod of specially selected music to keep me going, although some of her musical tastes are loud even for me J

I have raised my fundraising target to £1,000, currently it stands at just over £519 hasnow been raised for Children with Cancer UK:

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2012  

You can keep up to date here:

http://keeponfundraising.wordpress.com/

For you social media types there is also a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/GreatSouthRun2012Stokieboy

Thanks for your support and any leads on signed items for EBay auctions much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Jason R