When a good friend of mine told me that he had been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago I was devastated. Danny is the good looking, chirpy guy in the pub that everyone likes. He enjoys working out and engages in all kinds of outdoor sports, so he really was the one who deserved his tipple of choice. Furthermore, there is nothing he wouldn’t do to help somebody else.
In the hectic world we all live in it is easy to lose contact with friends and even family, we are all guilty of it at some time or another.
I hear from Danny most days, either by email or text and he keeps me on my toes that’s for sure. He has business interests in a small luxury, boutique boat called Lady of the Twizzle and is opening a new barber shop in January called Chaps. Green Square are his web designers and developers.
Danny has recently finished his radiation and chemotherapy treatments and we now must wait and see how successful they have been. Several months without income has taken its toll and with him being a single dad with young children, Christmas is playing on his mind.
Friends have rallied round and even done the calendar bit to raise a few quid. Indeed, a night to raise funds to help Danny buy his children Christmas presents has been organised with the official calendar launch, raffle, music and more in store. It will be taking place at The Crown, Thorpe le Soken on the evening of Saturday November 23rd.
A mutual friend of Danny’s and mine is a guy called Jeff Dewing. Jeff is CEO of Cloudfm who have the naming rights Essex County Cricket’s Cloudfm County Ground. Cricket lovers amongst us will know that Essex completed an unprecedented and historic double this year by winning both the Division One Championship and the T20 Blast.
Earlier today, Jeff walked into Green Square with an Alastair Cook signed Championship shirt, along with a T20 shirt signed by the entire Essex squad. To top it off he had a signed bat too.
Jeff and I would like to reach out to our business contacts and ask for bids on each of the three items and will be sharing this blog through our respective social media platforms.
With Christmas looming, come on Essex fans and businesses alike. How good would these shirts and bat look in your office, boardroom or place of work?
Let’s wish Danny all the best and give his kids a great Christmas.