5 years ago I lost my godson to a snipers bullet in Afghanistan. It’s a long time since I wrote a personal blog, but I am today.
Meanwhile this coming Friday the office we be closed for two hours whilst Melissa attends a client’s funeral. Joan was a lovely lady, lost to cancer at the age of 64. Also this week we lost another client, but in a way it was a godsend. Keith and his nearest and dearest had endured a living hell for over 5 years.
Rest in peace Conrad, Joan & Keith.
As Conrad’s dad, Tony says, “Get Busy Living”. I urge you to go to this diary To see what life was really like in Afghanistan for our soldiers fighting to preserve our freedom. It’s written by a Para, please don’t expect the Queens English. If you can please support the work 353 are doing.
We have just completed the London to Paris bike ride. Full details of the ride was in my earlier blog. But don’t be fooled by the smiles it was very tough.
For all those clients who have donated to the charity already, I would like to say a big thank you from all of the riders. I am happy to say nobody in the team died, crashed, fell -off or will suffer any long term damage. Continue reading “Team 353 completes London to Paris bike ride”
Last year I took part in the London to Paris bike ride. It was that much fun that I wanted to do it again. Not only that, I wanted to get others involved and raise some money for our adopted charity 353. If I have not mentioned the charity to you before then have a look at this short film. Continue reading “London to Paris bike ride 2013Pers”
November 16th was the inaugural 353… Party Night held at Rivington Barn. I say inaugural, but I did almost none of the work so it will not be my decision to hold another one. All the organisation was done by Lesley, and what a great job she did. Continue reading “The money is in and the total raised is…”
This week sees the inaugural 353… Party Night. It has been organised by Lesley to celebrate Conrad’s short but very full life. She aims to raise awareness of the plight of the Paratroopers who are helping to protect our liberty by taking the war on terrorism to al qaeda’s backyard. Agree with the war or not, the alternative is terrorist atrocities on buses and in tube stations and perhaps at football grounds and at shopping complexes over here in Blighty.
I am looking forward to seeing many clients on the evening who have kindly bought tickets and provided raffle prizes. It should be a night to remember. Tickets have unfortunately all sold out if you wanted to come, but there is always next year if it is a success.