Some Things Are More Important – Race For Life Charity Auction

Last year when I participated in Race For Life for Cancer Research UK – I raised a meagre £68. I had a target of £150. I didn’t even make it to half my target. The only thing that kept me incentivised was…I would be doing something active for my own personal health. How could I see £68 making any damn difference to cancer research?! What would THAT achieve?

This year I have increased my target to £250. I’m already off to a great start with two £10 donations. But I want more! I want to make a difference!

I was going to give away a Priptona print to the highest donor. But, I don’t think that is incentive enough. Or even fair to other donors. So, I am going to make a big sacrifice here! All minimum £10 donations will go into a draw to win THIS! (See pics below.)

(As you can see from the photos, it currently adorns my landing space wall. Below is a clearer image of how the print looks – unframed and unsigned.)

There are only a few copies of this that exist in print. Jim has one of them. He requested a copy from me specifically. This is how bloody special this thing is! I do this with a heavy heart! “It’s no sacrifice”, sang Elton John. Well, it is! Trust me! But some things are much more important. Like the work Cancer Research UK do.

So, as I was saying, there are only a few copies of it in print. And only two are signed by Jim. My friend Janis has one (I asked Jim if he would sign a copy for her as Somebody Up There Likes You is her fave SM song, and her daughters appear very obscurely within the print – the beach scene is a photo I took at Victor Harbour in South Australia), and this one is obviously mine (for now).

The only proviso I am putting on this is that I reach my £250 target before this is given away. If I don’t reach the target, then the original regular SM print of the donor’s choice will be the giveaway.

So…there you go! How’s THAT for incentive to donate?! All £10+ donors will go into a draw to win my signed print of Somebody Up There Likes You/Waterfront (Jim always sees it as a Waterfront print…who am I to argue with him?). The target MUST REACH £250 for this to apply though. I will not be giving this print away for anything less. It means far too much.

So PLEASE, donate!

My Race For Life is on July 7th, 2019. All £10+ donations will be eligible up to and including that date. To donate just CLICK THE LINK HERE

10km Race For Life – 5 Weeks To Go

I raised a miserly £68 last year. If any of you reading this would like to donate, please?! If I could get anywhere near £250 (that’s my target for this year. I had it at £150 last year and barely got halfway there. Don’t like my chances this year, then!) in funds raised, I’d be over the moon. Please consider it?

Please click on the image below (a montage of my efforts last year) to be taken to the donation page. As an extra incentive…the highest donor will get their own personalised art print – SM based or otherwise. THERE YOU GO! No excuses NOT to donate now! Highest donor gets a special Prip print! Get donating!

At the moment – Rob, the print is yours! I can see you with a special Barrowland Star “stinky pies” print. Lol

I Got A Medal And Everything…

I had never done anything like this before. Entered a race for charity. A 10km event.

I walked it, expecting it would take me some 2 hours to get around….but I did it in 1hr 47m 26s – I might have even done quicker than it seems as I didn’t set off quickly. I was right at the back of the pack. But I soon made up time.

I listened to Simple Minds on shuffle mode on my way round. Nearly lost it when Wonderful In Young life played around the 4km mark…and then a brilliant live version of New Gold Dream played and I was spurred right on. Thanks for the motivation, guys! Love you!

And to those who donated too. Love you guys too! So much xx

Happy with my time and my medal 🙂

And…all for my bro. Hope he was proud.

Last Call For Donations…

Any charitable SM fans out there visiting this blog? I have some 170 subscribers to this blog, and daily regular visitors. If just a few of you could donate even the smallest of sums, it would be most welcome. I’ve lost family members to this thing…my aunt, my brother…both at the same age…and both far too young.

Just click the LINK HERE to donate. Thank you! ❤️

The Six Mile Smiling Selfie…

I managed a six mile walk last night. The first time! I’ve walked 4 and 5 miles plenty of times, but not 6. Well, I actually did just over six. To be exacting, I did 6.13 miles…so my route via mapometer told me. The selfie below was taken after I returned from said six mile walk…

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Anyway, I am jubilant…but knackered! Lol

I’ll be doing a Race For Life charity walk on Sunday (June 24th) – so if any of you good people out there would like to give a donation to Cancer Research UK on my behalf? It would be HIGHLY appreciated.

The link to my donation page can be found HERE. Anything you can donate will be greatly received. All donations go directly Cancer Research UK.

I’ll let you know how I do on Sunday. I’m not expecting to set the world on fire with a time or anything…and I am not running, just walking.

As one wise fellow once said…the race is the prize!