Yeah, I know. It’s been a while, so I’ll be posting updates over the next few days to bring whoever may be interested up to speed.
The twenty-four hour online poker marathon in December went very well. I’m guessing the threats of violence obviously worked, because in the end over £1,300 was raised for Cancer Research UK – more than even my lofty expectations. Thanks to everyone who chipped in, and apologies to those I annoyed more than once for a donation… although some of you will know that’s what I’m like with charity drives. I always factor in a 10% friendship loss whenever I do these things.
You can check out the totals here. Feel free to throw me some cash if you have any Christmas money left over… or if you were one of those who promised but conveniently forgot.
Yes, I know who you are.
I have been feeling a little… out of sorts lately, and I figured the best way to deal with that is to have a charity drive. A couple of years ago I raised over £1,000 for CLAN by dying my hair pink, and this time I hope to go a little better for Cancer Research UK.
At 11am on December 14th, my friend Kev and I will begin a twenty-four hour online marathon on the Sky Poker tables. That’s approximately 2,500 hands of poker. As well as the support we have got from the community over there, I hope to be able to count on my friends and family, as well as any other generous readers out there.
Ambitious total? Sure. But there’s no point doing it for just a few quid, is there? Besides, it’s amazing what you can achieve with threats of violence and blackmail. Cancer will unfortunately touch most of us in one way or another, at some point in our lives. Some of you may even be dealing with it right now. It is however, a disease we can beat, but we can only do so with your help.
I have set up a JustGiving page here, for anyone who wishes to contribute to the cause, or indeed if you just want to be nosey and see how we are currently doing against our target, well… that’s all right too. If you do wish to throw something our way, you can do so via the link, and you can be assured that every penny goes directly to the charity. I understand and appreciate that money can be particularly tight at this time of year, in the extended run up to Christmas, so let me say thank you now for the support: these things are so much easier with people like you.