Category: Celebrity Meet

…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 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.

I was going to post to whet the appetite for Dalek Doodle Day but, you know what?  They are so awesome you’ll love them tomorrow when they go live.

One which I will show you is here, though my camera phone managed to blur it a little.  In the glamorous surroundings of Central Station I met up with Big Finish actor Charlie Ross who provided his rather brilliant Comedy Dalek Doodle as seen in the photo.

I’m delighted with it, and what better way to remind you all to pop into the site tomorrow for Dalek Doodle Day.

Aside from that there are 58 other items up for grabs right now including signed Dr Who cards, doodles and signed Christmas cards.  Be sure to check them out 🙂


My apologies for the lack of Dalek Doodles on the site yesterday and today, I am experiencing some camera issues just now which are preventing me from taking any digital snaps for the site.  I hope to have this resolved by tomorrow evening to allow both some Dalek promotion and the barrage of auctions I have ready to go.

The auctions ending tonight topped the £100 mark, so I am delighted to have another three figure sum to add into the total (should still be above that mark once eBay fees are paid) and I am ever closer to the £5000 mark for NYC.  The current plan is to make the next donation in the week following Dalek Doodle Day, once the funds raised from those auctions have been paid into my account, meaning it should be a pretty big donation all being well.  I am then confident of closing the final gap to the £10k mark in double quick time.

I am going to be adding a shedload of items for auction between now and Sunday (as long as the camera issue is resolved of course) so please do keep checking back.

On an unrelated note, with the benefit of a camera that wasn’t mine, I did manage to achieve one of the holy grails of the football autograph collector last night.

With most of the crowd gathered round the Man United team bus and being ignored by Rooney and Co, I was in the right place, and waiting for the legend that is Sir Bobby Charlton.  Possibly one of THE best football meets I have ever had, and ever will.


Those who know me will know I am a MASSIVE fan of Feeder and was thrilled when Grant and Taka donated some signed items for auction when I met them at their Glasgow gig recently.

I am now even more grateful to the band for posting a link to this page on their official Facebook page tonight.

Cheers Guys 🙂

It’s been a busy couple of days for me, with some brilliant additions to my fundraising.

Following on from Simon Pegg’s contribution on Wednesday, last night I added a totally unique item from Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose aka Feeder.

Presented with an A4 sheet, Taka produced a stunning big signature with “feeder” added beneath, while Grant (pictured with me) signed the card and added some lyrics from “Just The Way I’m Feeling” beneath it, with the signature, as you can see in the second photo, is a stunning full signature.

Then, today brought some brilliant additions to the match worn items auctions, with two players agreeing to support and one possible one 🙂

Motherwell’s Tom Hateley, one of the highest rated players at Fir Park, and son of former Rangers, AC Milan and England striker Mark, has agreed to donate a pair of his boots for me to auction, BIG thanks to Tom.  I am also delighted to say that Darren Dods (Dundee United) has said he will try to sort out a shirt for me to auction 🙂  The third player will remain anonymous until I know if it will come through.  Thanks to Darren for his support.

Tomorrow brings auctions galore, so keep your eyes on this site 🙂


Its totally irrelevant to the fundraising, but how chuffed was I to meet the legendary Mr James Dean Bradfield last night!  I’ve been a Manics fan for as long as I can remember and I was chuffed to bits to get this photo with him after their Glasgow gig last night 🙂

Right, onto fundraising matters…

Tomorrow is the day I announce the follow up to The TARDIS Project, and this morning the latest names to add themselves to the mystery fundraiser are Rik Mayall of Bottom fame and Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films.

There are nine auctions online just now, popped on as they were my last free 99p listings of the month and it seemed daft to waste them.  I’ll be adding some more online tomorrow all being well.

It’s been a busy weekend, and I am in the process of taking advantage of eBay’s free listing weekend to get loads of stuff up for auction.  There are currently 48 items online, including a multi signed Manchester City shirt and the usual range of signed photos/doodles/randoms.

Adding his name to the list of players donating boots is Dunfermline’s Joe Cardle, who yesterday handed me the boots he wore last season.  We will not comment on the hat trick he scored to destroy my team at Firhill during that season. Joe is pictured outside Firhill prior to yesterday’s 2-0 win over Thistle (bah!) with the signed boots which will be up for auction shortly.

Last, but certainly not least, a thanks to a fellow Jags fan Steven Hollinsworth.  Though many have accused “Wee Scamps” as he is known of being small in stature, he’s certainly not short of generosity.  Yesterday, adding to the Match Worn items auction, Steven very kindly donated the match worn shirt of Thistle defender Ross McGeough.  The shirt was presented to Steven in return for his player sponsorship last season, and I’d like to thank him for his generosity and support.  I will be getting the shirt signed by Ross shortly, and the shirt will then be up for auction 🙂