Saturday, September 5, 2009

I meet the Duke of Devonshire and SIF partnership begins

The Duke of Devonshire is on the left and Stuart Keane from SIF on the right. Stuart has been working very hard to organise the UK visit of BB. It was such an honour to meet the Duke…and what a great man…we both sat in Bounty Boat pretending to row for all the media and discussed some of the challenges for the expedition and our efforts to raise money for SITraNs. It was a great morning and he spent time going over everything. The country fair at Chatsworth house is truly an amazing experience…just Google Chatsworth House UK and you will see all about it..and the history. The Duke is of course the Patron of the Sheffield Institute Foundation. I personally was shocked by the number of people coming past with close connections to the dreaded three diseases , MND heading the list…so I feel confident someone will make the first donation through our Just Giving BB page soon…you can make a little comment with the donation too…so please think about it.


Our major Press conference will hopefully start the ball rolling on Tue. The Embargoed Press release will be on this site within 24 hours, so you will see the big news…I am off to a fundraising dinner for SIF tonight, about 1.5 hours drive from here and I have to navigate back to Chatsworth House…I am staying here with the Duke’s personal assistant Lis, in the most amazing little “group” of old English houses, going back to I don’t know when…straight out of a film set?? …anyway will get some more Pictures up later…My camera had no card today..Forgot it…the Duke said no problem ..Use mine! We have to get Pic’s on the Blog!!

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