So I’ve got a few more broadly charity related things to get out of the way, and then I’ll stop talking about it for a while I promise.
First of all, remember this guy?
It’s Lee Sergeant from Quit Your Day Job, the chap who’s growing a Magnum P.I. style mustache in order to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.
I mentioned back in this post that we’d be popping in on him occasionally in order to see how he’s doing. So lets take a look.
Yea gods! He looks like a cut price Burt Reynolds! Quick…move on to the next one.
Lee has pledged that for any further donations he receives he’ll dress up in even more costumes. I know he’s got an Iron Man helmet so fingers crossed he goes for that one as it covers his entire head.
The second thing I wanted to mention was that on Friday I was nominated and accepted as a legal trustee of The Joseph Salmon Trust. This basically means that I will serve on the governing body of the charity and share joint responsibility for it being solvent, well-run, and that it delivers the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public.
It’s a big responsibility, and I’m deeply honoured to have been asked.
Just in case you’ve not been here before I should explain that The Joseph Salmon Trust is a charity set up by my friends Neil and Rachael in the memory of their son who died aged just three years old. The Trust supports parents who have lost a child by providing financial assistance to those who need it most. This may be to help with funeral costs or to allow the self employed a break from work while they come to terms with their loss. You can donate here (you didn’t think I’d let a post like this go by without plugging the donate button do you?).
And finally, the good folks over at Qtag (who very generously donated £100 to the Trust) have asked me to do one last thing for them.
Their sister site, clothes2order.com, are currently running a weekly “TweeShirts” competition where (UK based) people tweet them a message (@clothes2order) that they think would look good on a T-shirt. Every Friday afternoon they select a winner and print and deliver their t-shirt free of charge.
I’ve taken a look at the previous winners and I must admit I’m pretty convinced the people I follow could do a lot better.
For example, scrolling through my tweetdeck I found these these little nuggets from the last day or so:
- @binarydad Would wish American followers a happy Thanksgiving, but they didn’t say a thing to me about St Swithin’s Day. So fuck ‘em.
- @outnumberedisme My hands smell like Hot Dogs and Onions. Pretty sure that’s not gonna make my wife horny.
- @tysdaddy My daughter said she wants “heat-vision” goggles for Christmas, because “you can see farts with them!”
- @swhittle Sometimes I’m such an idiot I half expect them to redraw the whole IQ curve.
- @downwithpants Seriously lady, if you smoke a ton of perfume will not cover it up. You just smell like a nicotine flower that bloomed all over my office.
- @djkirkby ‘Bajamawammers’ is now my new favourite word of all time.
- @singleparentdad It is true I do like to handle the massive ones, at any given opportunity.
The contest currently seems rather under-subscribed (just type @clothes2order into the twitter search box to see other entries), so anyone entering has a pretty good chance of getting a free T-shirt out of it.
Of course if @big_ben_clock entered they’d win every single time.