Category: Auction Stock

Check it out folks, we are FINALLY there.. the auctions which will take me through the £10000 mark within the week.  As always there are a brilliant range of items available, from stars of the Beatles films to Little Britain, from Ryder Cup star Thomas Levet to Battle of Britain Pilot John Ellacombe.#


Thank you very much 🙂



…are now well and truly underway, with 60+ auctions now online.  I’m under the cosh of full scale flu right now, which is what has led to the delay in getting these auctions online.  I am firmly hopeful that the money raised this week will lead to the £10000 barrier being smashed!

Included in the auctions today are match worn goalie gloves from Kilmarnock & Scotland ‘keeper Cammy Bell (pictured) and match worn boots from Jim McAlister (Hamilton Accies) as well as the usual range of signed photographs, doodles etc.


I’m very much looking forward to the £10000 mark being reached, so please do have a look and see what’s up for grabs 🙂

It may be blurry (thanks Mr Samsung Camera Phone without flash) but pictured to the right is the latest footballer to donate matchworn items to auction.  Hamilton Accies’ James McAlister, who donated a pair of signed worn boots on Wednesday.  It’s the second time he has donated boots for auction, so a HUGE thank you 🙂

Other items coming in include a signed GB shirt from Phillips Idowu, new doodles and photographs and all sorts of goodies.  My next round of auctions will be in the next few days, and will run for seven days in a bid to raise the final amount needed to reach the £10000 mark!

Plans are afoot for my follow up fundraising, and I will be confirming all that once the £10000 mark is achieved.  In the meantime, I have signed myself up for Great Scottish Run Half Marathon no4, next September 🙂

Have a brilliant New Year Folks, see you in 2011


Its All GO!

Firstly, its a HUGE thank to Adam Bloom who has been busy sourcing awesome signed items for me to auction. Already arriving through my letterbox are multi signed Little Britain and Inbetweeners DVDS thanks to Adam’s contacts and sense of absolute decency, so it really is a HUGE thanks to Adam.  You can expect to see those items and more up for auction shortly after Xmas.

On the main fundraising front, I am just a whisker away from that final donation which will take me to the £10000 mark and I cannot wait to make that donation 🙂  Money is still coming in from the last round of sales, and I plan to have a massive round of post Xmas auctions online to tip me through the final marker.

As this happens, I am already working on launching the next fundraising venture I will be involved with, so please do keep an eye on the site for news coming soon 🙂

Adam, along with several others in Twitter world, have been kind enough to support my fundraising through the method of tweeting my web address for the world to see, and I cannot thank everyone enough who has helped in this way.  I need to update the page to reflect everyone who has tweeted, but how chuffed was I to get two of the top three in The Apprentice 2010 to tweet away from (thanks Chris Bates & Jamie Lester).  Thanks also to candidate Joy Stefanicki who is encouraging as much support as she can through Twitter.#

Having raised a tidy amount from the auction of boots donated by Motherwell star Ross Forbes, I am delighted to announce the latest to show his support through match worn items is St Mirren midfielder Steven Thomson.  Also on board, with a pair of boots at some point during the season, is Saints youngster Kenny McLean.

Thanks to both lads for their support.

If I don’t get online tomorrow…



Hey Folks,

This is the simplest post I have EVER made – click on any text on this post to go straight to my auctions – currently running are 137 signed items – what more could you want?

Its the final days prior to Xmas and I have some great items up for grabs on MY eBay AUCTION PAGE – 113 of them at the moment to be precise.

Adding to those Ross Forbes match worn football boots are items from No1 Boy Band The Wanted (Siva from the band pictured with me earlier this year at the SECC), a huge amount of signed Dr Who cards, photos, doodles and Christmas cards.

If you have just visited here for the first time, WELCOME to The10GrandCharityChallenge – do have a look around.  There’s a lot more to find other than the auctions, so please do have a look around.  And don’t forget to check out the auctions 😉

I’ve not updated as much as I should have in the last week, so what has been going on since the last post and that £2000 donation to Great Ormond Street?

Currently online are 73 auctions, with more to follow tomorrow as well. Included in the auctions are match worn Adidas F50s from Motherwell star Ross Forbes, which are rather distinctive as they are bright yellow.   Thanks to Ross for being kind enough to donate his boots, and continue a long line of ‘Well players to support my auctions.

I will be holding my next donation (which will make the £10,000 target a reality) until the New Year, to allow the donation to be maximised in that way, and I am quite content to finish The10GChallenge a month behind schedule.

Other items up for grabs include a signed Bob Dole book, a range of signed photo’s cards, and Dr Who items – all worth a look 🙂  Also a range of signed Christmas card as well… check out THIS LINK HERE TO SEE ALL MY AUCTIONS

Please note, I cannot guarantee items will reach you by Christmas, I’ll post them by the deadlines as long as you have paid, but if Royal Mail do not deliver in time (for weather, or other reasons) this is out of my control 🙂

Keep watching the skis… errr skies.

It has been a busy day in the world of The10GrandCharityChallenge, so busy it deserves a whole special font of its on for this very post.  So while I am listening to the wonderful Scouting for Girls here’s what has been going on…

First up – a huge thanks to those wonderful Tweet folk who have helped to spread the word of my fundraising in the last 24 hours… from Darren Gough to Simon Blackwell… your Tweets were appreciated.  I will add a page to the site tonight to chronicle the tweets from each (and there were several more), and to say thanks in the only way I can.

I am also delighted with BIG sale of the day… the signed Ralph Steadman artwork which finished this afternoon just a few pennies under the £260 mark 🙂

Finally, and most importantly (yes, that’s why I chose to go back to this crazy big font, even though it looks ever so slightly strange on this page) is the confirmation of my donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity today. Added to the kitty was another £2000 (including the money donated by you wonderful people at my JustGiving page) and takes the total donation (SO FAR) to £5000.  At the same time the totaliser at the top of the page clears the £7000 mark.  With more money coming in every day through auctions, the next marker is not too far away, and it will be the BIG one!!

Check out my auctions which are running all day today to find some awesome items and add even more into the kitty!!

….is it true what they say about posh girls? 😉

127 Online Today :)

It’s not as many as I had hoped, but listing right up to Midnight last night I squeezed 127 auctions online right now, with some more to come this afternoon.  Included is a brilliant artwork from artist Ralph Steadman, as well a wide range of signed cards, Dr Who items, doodles and photos.

Once I have recovered from clearing our front steps of snow, I’ll get some more items on, so keep your eyes on my auction pages 🙂


I am delighted to report that following tonight’s sales and payments coming into my account I have cleared the initial £2000 mini target for NYC that I set for this month, and will, by default, have cleared the £5000 minimum donation target for the New York Marathon.  With that cleared (well once the cheques clear into my account that is)  I’ll be able to make that massive donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital this time next week 🙂

In the meantime, I am working at raising even more money, with nearly 40 items listed last night, and more to come today.  The £5000 might have been reached, but the £10000 mark is just that wee bit further.  I’ll update the official “funds raised” marker when I make the donation itself, and towards the end of December, I am anticipating it shooting up a bit higher again, meaning with some good sales and good items the target will be hit.

Included in the auctions currently online are some more brilliant Dalek Doodles, and a fabulous signed CD from Feeder.  One of the items signed when I met them prior to their Glasgow gig, its signed in black marker by  both Grant and Taka.  Also up for auction is a no10 Downing Street Parker pen.

You can find all the items by CLICKING ON THIS LINK HERE TO VISIT MY AUCTION PAGE Thanks 🙂