Thursday, 17 September 2009

figure from collection

not as much as we had hoped or estimated - last time I have a go at estimating anyway

£2,300 but a wee bit more to come in yet - so thanks again to all who gave or helped in any way at all

The next step is to set about raising the remainder to that end we will be having an auction of signed man city gear in the near future on the CSA site - it will be linked from both the MEN and the Official site and of course I will post details on here

We are working on a few angles at the moment and will let you know if they come off or not

Monday, 14 September 2009


Hi All

Just a quick note - to thank you all for the effort put into the collection on Sat - we dont know yet how much we collected a very rough estimate £3-4000 - will let you all know as soon as I do - the money is in the Post Office for counting and changing in something less heavy (ask Tony)


So if you carried a bucket - helped in the organising - ran around with T Shirts - stood next to a Police van for the duration - donated - sweat with the rest of us - work at the club and helped out THANK YOU without any one of you it would not have been the success we think it is

That was a good start - now can we get to £20,000


Friday, 11 September 2009

talksport tonight

Alex Channon the Chairman of the CSA will be on the Mark Saggers show tonight at 9.40pm talking about the Sierra Leone appeal - give it a listen

Thursday, 10 September 2009

time to step up to the plate

probably not get another chance before the game on sat to thank all who have encouraged me and driven me on in this as I need to fly over on Fri night right after work - BUT - not just me the CSA - Tony Alex David Howard Gary - The Club are really bending over backwards to help which is great - I cant thank them enough for what they are doing this weekend and beyond - its just caught everyones imagination - also on that front Howard will be in Carrington next week for a Photo op with the Manager / Players to promote the cause - again a great gesture by the club - those to thank are numerous but special thanks to Lorraine, Vicky, Garry, Chris, and ESP Rosie as I have her seat for the game but not for that reason - She has been great - I have made mistakes along the way and these people have guided me along the way before I could damage the cause after all I am just a football fan not an itellectual - also thanks to all the guys n gals who will man the buckets on Sat - on that note we will meet in the Townley from 11am - we will leave the townley at about 12.30 to meet the club reps at 12.45 - then start collecting at 1.00pm - if you cant make the Townley then text e mail phone whatever me and will make other arrangements for you - seems this is the beggining and not the end of this campaign - as it will be on the Official site as a link to an auction for signed memrabilia etc etc -

On the publicity front - we hope its in the MEN Friday night - one of us will be on the Mark Saggers (sp) show on Friday night (talksport) maybe the Indy and Guardian on Sat morning its in the prog on Sat - A really really helpful guy who I will name if he says ok has done all the PR FREE and maybe has inroads into Vauxhall - I wait with baited breath - Unlucky me has now found a seat in level 1 west stand so look out for me plus Tont and Alex at half time we will be telling all about the appeal - but since I am crapping it expect more from them than me - there are buskers outside the ground on Sat please give them your full support as they will also be collecting for the cause

I did not realise until today what a brilliant job our Club do with charities etc etc Lorraine has 2000 calls e mails etc etc per month - 24,000 per year - so its not suprising to hear she is overworked and underpaid - I have only done this for a few months and am completley knackered - its a full time job almost - the Club from this experience are the bees knees guys and have helped me and the CSA to make this a success (I hope) - this is the less publacised side of our club - - please be proud of your club in this venture

I had tears in my eyes on Tuesday when Armani spoke on Blue Tuesday and I really hope so do you on Sat please give what you can - this is without doubt the most worthwhile cause to be collected for that I can recall at either ground in the last 49 years (as thats the time I have been going)

Been a very very busy day with e mails , phone calls etc etc flying around - I would not want to do this for a living its just too exhausting - I love Aramni to bits and the cause we are supporting and wish I could just write a cheque for the required amount but sadly I cant so I am relaint ON YOUR RESPONSE - on Sat - so please please give give give - its saves lives and enhances lives - I had no idea how much until I got involved in thsi - so you will just have to take my word for it this is the MOTHER of APPEALS - as Garry would say JUST DO IT- as I would say - GIVE US YER DOSH

This is a long and very heart felt post becuase I believe in the cause and I believe WE CAN MAKE A MASSIVE DIFFERENCE in Sierra Leone - we have but one chance please take that chance on Saturday

Love you all Phil

ps any spelling mistakes - grammer foo pahs etc etc I make no apology for as I am who I am and I am also under the influence of the white spirit

Thanks for reading NOW gime yer dosh

if I have time on the morrow before I leave I will post the talksport link etc etc

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Blue Tuesday

Tony was on tonight with Cheesy and Lakey - came across well and they rang Armani in Sierra Leone - He also came across well - so hoping something good comes out of it

Monday, 7 September 2009


sorry for the new topic but needed it to be seen

First on the morrow get tuned to GMR Blue Tuesday with Cheesy and Lakey where Tonty will be giving an interview and they will be ringing Armani in SL

[b]Second - we still need bucket collectors [/b]

Third - I will be on the danny kelly show on Talk Sport thurs or friday doing an interview

[b]Fourth - we still need bucket collectors[/b]

who cares the number - articles will be in the Guardian and Indy on Sat Morning
we still need bucket collectors[/b]

prob on BBC sat morning

[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]

its in the Prog for Sat

[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]

if noel liam curly anyone reading this is feeling generous please conatct me

[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]

this needs to work we get one shot

[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]

we will have signed merchandise to sell on e bay etc etc after sat

[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]


[b]we still need bucket collectors[/b]


Friday, 4 September 2009

have a listen

Tony Griffiths the guy who started all this off - will be on Blue Tuesday on GMR - on believe it or not Tuesday between 6 and 7 pm along with Cheesy and Lakey - they will also be making a 2/3 min phone call to Armani in Sierra Leone (hope he does not go off on one)

Tony is crapping it - Cheesy rang him and said be there by 5.45pm - Tony " I will be there by 5 looking for a parking space - this is live and too important I am not gonna be late"

Have a listen - get the whole story

Thursday, 3 September 2009

great stuff

good news - the club are now backing this - we can collect both outside and INSIDE the ground - they are going to run an article in the match prog - also have a photo shoot with the manager / player with collection T Shirts on - interview at half time on big screen from the pitch (bit nervous about that) - and donate some signed merchandise to auction / raffle - + ongoing publicity and news in both the prog and the mag etc etc - the licence from the council arrived today - so things are looking up - I also recieved the first cq today for £20 from a kind soul - as a club the fans never cease to amaze me - we are the best fans on the planet when we want to be - all we need now is for some kind soul (noel liam curly victoria etc etc) to get the bug and make up the diffo between what we raise and the final cost - heres hoping ?