Lets save some lives shall we …!

Well today I had the pleasure of spending some time at Hunts County Bats, the team there were amazing. They have very kindly donated 2 “Clipper” bats to help the fundraising campaign, now despite what some of you may think, I do know what a bat is supposed to do, I just wasn’t that good at putting theory into practice. That said Podge at Wilden CC still moans about the six I hit that smashed the pavilion windows…! I was also given some rather exciting news (that sadly I am unable to divulge just yet), lets just say if you’d like to be in with a chance of owning a bat signed by the Ashes winning (see the word “winning” there) team then I might just be able to help you there.

We’re 2 weeks into the campaign and I am truly amazed and very flattered by the response so far, only another 423 days to go ….!!!!!

Please tell as many people as you can about our campaign, it’s for a very worthwhile cause, and again I can’t stress enough, every penny raised will be going directly to Lifeblood.



Thank you Hunts County Bats

Thank you Hunts County Bats

Many thanks to the team at Hunts County Bats today, they very kindly donated 2 Clipper bats to help our fundraising campaign for Lifeblood. So we’re oars and bats now….!!The more we have to auction, the more awareness and lives we can save, it is that simple.

Hunts County Bats

My old bat makers have made contact today and offered us 2 cricket bats that we can also get signed,  So not only will I be chatting politely to all my sporting chums about the oars, but I might get a sneaky signature on some bats as well. The more the merrier.

Please don’t forget the reason for this fundraising campaign, Everything is in aid of Lifeblood, a great charity supporting those who have suffered DVT’s and Pulmonary Embolisms. They do some great work and need your support. Lifeblood

12th February 2014

Good afternoon my cheery followers,

Well an eventful couple of days so I thought I would update you all on the events. Yesterday I had a bizarre call from the office of Boris Johnson, at first I thought it was Michael Parkinson doing an impression, then I thought, is Michael Parkinson still alive…! Any ho…. (I digress) suffice to say that next week the #charityoars are going “south of the river” to be signed by the Mayor of London, the always boyish and cheeky Mr Boris Johnson.  A great start to actually getting the oars signed.

Today I have also arranged a meeting with one of my all time favourite England pace bowlers, Mr Dean Headley. I can’t wait to meet Dean again, I’m pretty sure I owe him a beer from (around) 1998, does one calculate interest on a beer and if so, what could that beer be worth today…?…!

As soon as I have the oars signed I will post a picture, we have a long way to go yet, but we’re actually moving forward.


BBC Radio – The Andie Harper show

OK, now those of you that know me, know that I’m quite a strong person, someone who doesn’t run away from a challenge. Well this morning I had the pleasure to meet and to be interviewed by BBC’s Andie Harper at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. The lovely Clare McPartland (the shows producer) help set it up. Now, I’ve just listened back to the broadcast, can you guess how many “Ummmmm’s” I said…? Well it was my first live broadcast interview in a few years, I don’t think I did too bad, and I think I sounded OK. I hope I got the message across, got plenty of name drops in the interview …! lol 

Have a listen at OK, please please be gentle….! (I’m on at 2:07:30)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q4bg8 

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Well our first outing since we started the whole #charityoars campaign for Lifeblood (www.thrombosis-charity.org.uk) Off to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow to be a guest on the Andie harper Show. This is a huge step to getting the fundraising up and running. I will put a link to the broadcast as soon as I can.

Thanks for all your support.