WURZELS BIRDMAN CHARITY CHALLENGE! A personal call for sponsorship for a wonderful
cause from Tommy…
lovely wife, Chris (who you may remember from many years of
selling CDs, Scarves and T-Shirts at our gigs) - and I were
both devastated a few years ago when Chris was diagnosed with
PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy), a degenerative
disease of which there is no known cure.
There is no specific medication for PSP so we need to learn
more about the causes and search for much needed potential treatment
of this condition. Since there is no government funding for
this, Tommy, Chris and all The Wurzels fully support the excellent
work that the PSPA (PSP
Association) does in fund raising for research.
Sunday 29th July, The Wurzels will be playing
at a wonderful event called the Southwest
Birdman Festival (www.southwestbirdman.co.uk) which regularly
attracts thousands of people in the beautiful harbour of Ilfracombe,
North Devon just like we have done for the past several years.
those unfamiliar with this event, it is where daft but brave
people come together having created a contraption in which they
launch themselves into the harbour in a bid to see who can 'fly'
the furthest. The event is wonderfully organised by the local
Round Table and all proceeds are for charity.
is at this event that our keyboard player, Louie Gribble
and his equally daft co-pilot, Mark 'Mendips' Noton
shall be attempting to 'launch' their winged tractor - The
Dung Spreader 3000 Turdbo - as far as possible from
the pier with themselves in it and shall be doing so for sponsorship
and donating all monies raised to the PSPA.
and the whole family can only thank Louie and Mark from the
bottom of our hearts for what they are doing for the PSPA and
we urge you to sponsor them. No donation is too small - or too
big for that matter - and donating is simple, quick and totally
safe through our special page on the online charity donation
thank you for your time and any donations and no matter what,
we'd love to see you there!