Archive for the Beating Bowel Cancer Category

Signed Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble) postcard & DVD charity auction

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Charity auctions, News on September 28, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Kindly donated by Justin Fletcher (TV’s Mr Tumble to many!), a signed postcard and a new & sealed DVD (not signed). All proceeds to Beating Bowel Cancer – come on and bid!

Top 10 highest bidded charity auction items to date…

Posted in All Booked Up 2011, Authors, Beating Bowel Cancer, Books, Charity auctions, Classic rock, crime writers, Donna Louise Trust, Dr Who, Family life, Fundraising, Kidney Research UK, Macular Disease Society, News, Surrey Young Carers on June 17, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake
  Top 10 highest bidded items… Final selling price
1 Rebus whisky £1,319.00
2 Signed Red Dwarf script £857.77
3 Signed Harry James drumsticks £103.00
4 Vinny Burns guitar lesson £62.00
5 Signed FM CD £41.00
6 Signed Rodney Matthews ‘Sleepwalking’ poster £35.27
7 Signed Francis Dunnery CD £35.00
8 Signed Francis Dunnery CD £31.00
9 Signed Rodney Matthews ‘OASTN’ poster £26.10
10 Signed David Tennant photo £21.00
    £2,531.14

 

I am still amazed at how much the Rebus whisky went for and the signed Red Dwarf script (signed by Rimmer aka Chris Barrie). I have been doing these signed items for charity for a while now and it is always fun to see a) what you can get kindly donated and b) the final selling price. Onwards and upwards!

Signed Saxon band photo raising funds for Beating Bowel Cancer

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Charity auctions, Classic rock, Fundraising, Heavy metal, News, NWOBHM on June 10, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The charity auctions are back! Signed Saxon band photo and guitar pick (not signed). 100% of final selling price donated to the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.

More signed goodies soon!

You can join the Facebook group here to keep up to date with the charity auctions.

A nice thank you :)

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Charity auctions on May 11, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Thanks to all who have supported my charity EBay auctions – very much appreciated and more soon 🙂

Dear Jason

I wanted thank you for the eBay donations that we have received from you over the past few months.  We are very grateful to have received over £1,200 in donations from your sales which really is an amazing amount to have raised for us through eBay. 

The money you have raised will help with our work at the charity to provide support to bowel cancer patients & their relatives and to increase awareness of symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis. None of this would be possible without the generosity of people like you.

I know that you have been promoting your eBay sales on Twitter and Facebook which we always ‘retweet’ and ‘like’.  If you are planning any more sales do feel free to let me know as we would be happy to add details to our Facebook page and to tweet about them.

Thanks once again for your support.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or I can help in any way.

Best wishes

Angela Cummings
Digital Development Manager

Beating Bowel Cancer

Signed Simon Brett book for charity auction

Posted in All Booked Up 2011, Authors, Beating Bowel Cancer, Books, Charity auctions, News on April 27, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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A signed copy of Simon Brett’s new paperback ‘The Shooting In The Shop’ with all proceeds to the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.

I read many of Simon Brett’s Charles Paris novels, all set in the theatrical world, back in the day and they are very enjoyable. I have not read any of his later books but will give them a go now.

Quick guide to Robert Goddard

Posted in All Booked Up 2011, Authors, Beating Bowel Cancer, Books, Fundraising, Kidney Research UK, News on January 7, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A series looking at authors I enjoy and have been reading as part of my sponsored read and authors who have kindly donated signed items for my fundraising for Beating Bowel Cancer and Kidney Research UK.

Robert Goddard is an author I first came across in my days working at WH Smiths where his book ‘Into The Blue’ won the WHS Thumping Good Read award. Bizarrely though not one of his best for me after reading so many of his other novels.

His novels are always well researched and the attraction for me is the fact they have a modern day charcter drawn into the past which is often revealed in each book via  a series of flashbacks. His writing also celebrates many traditional parts of the British twentieth century e.g. cricket on the green, the traditional village and you can be assured the body count won’t be high like some other thriller writers. He also builds the tension slowly but surely with plenty of twists along the way.

He has written 21 books to date and I’d highly recommend ‘Past Caring’, ‘Sea Change’ (a very enjoyable historical novel), ‘Take No Farewell’ and ‘Beyond Recall’. His novels that have a basis in WW1 or WW2 are amongst his best for me as he has the knack of taking an ordinary character and turning their world upside down as the past catches up with them.

For a well written and enjoyable historical thriller he’s your man!

Charity auction – Rare Rebus whisky plus signed Ian Rankin paperbacks

Posted in All Booked Up 2011, Authors, Beating Bowel Cancer, Books, Charity auctions, crime writers, Fundraising, News on December 10, 2010 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Thanks to those awfully nice folk at Orion Books you can bid on a rare ‘Rebus’ 20th anniversary whisky here and there will be lots of signed paperbacks from Ian Rankin. You can bid on ‘Exit Music’ here.

All proceeds to Beating Bowel Cancer.