Sports Auction MUST End This Week….

gloves1There are a couple of bids coming in for the sports items in my awesome auction, and a lot of interest in some amazing items!  I’ve added some more items today, including these used,, worn and signed golf gloves from Sam Torrance, Thorbjorn Olesen, Simon Dyson and 2014 Ryder Cup Skipper Paul McGinley!  With the BIGGEST golf tournament in the world just around the corner, snap up an awesome memento.  There are also loads of signed golf balls, with more items due to be added tonight and tomorrow. :D

I have also included several pin badges from the Commonwealth Games including the rare Scotland gold athlete issue badge, all of which are available for offers right now.

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Let’s get bidding :)  Thanks for popping by.

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Donations, Auctions and Great Runs!


I have been a bit quiet since the weekend, with a lot going on.  I found out shortly after finishing the Great North Run that one of my good friends, a fellow autograph hunter who I have many an adventure with, who was one of the finest guys I knew had passed away.  It’s gutting.  RestEasy My Friend.

browne1Right, positives of the week… on Thursday I headed over to Maggie’s Gartnavel to mark the day I sponsor each year.  As you may remember I donated £2400 a couple of months ago to pay for next years day, but this one has been in the bag for a wee while.  I was delighted to spend some time in the centre, I love hearing the laughter in the there.  It’s not a sad place. It’s awesome.  While I was there I also made a further donation of £2000 to them, following the success of my Dr Who auctions over the last month or so, so thank you to each and every one of you who bought items during that time.  Thank you to Michelle for taking the time to chat to me in the centre, I value each moment I get to be there, so I really appreciate you taking the time to see me.  I look forward to continuing to be involved with the charity in the coming months and years.

 Onto the events of the weekend, and the Great North Run.  It’s always a fun weekend with the #GeordieMassive and I met some pretty cool peeps over the course of the two days.coe2 Among them, I bumped into Lord Coe again, and he posed for a quick pic to promote the auctions I am holding which includes the CWC UK vest he signed. Andy Turner, running his last ever race in the City Games the day before the GNR was kind enough to donate his bib badge, which he signed and added “Last Race Ever” to make it a bit of history.  I’mandyturner1 thrilled with this  donation.  Over the course of the Saturday, I collected several of the bib badges including Bernard Lagat, Asbel Kiprop and Chris Tomlinson. I also snagged a #GNRMillion bib badge from Andy Vernon who beat me by a whisker on the Sunday!

Onto the Sunday, race day.  I got lucky at the start of the race when another runner passed me a queue jump pass which let me start right on the startline.gnr3 This photo shows you just how close I was to the start.  In a rather surreal moment I started just in front of multi Olympic and European medal winner Sonia O’Sullivan, who then tapped me on the shoulder as we approached mile 5 and she went past me.  I also overtook Iwan Thomas after around 250m which was a gazey1pretty cool feeling, even if he did return the favour shortly after.  Loved the epic flying high five with Patrick Monahan in the middle of the start line as we took off!   I also managed to snap pics with the likes of Craig Gazey (quote of the day when I asked him to promote my twitter… “It’s cheap, but I’ll do it!), Cal MacAninch, Shauna MacDonald, Craig Heap and more.

gnr1The race itself was a tough one… I am not going to pretend I am not out of shape, but the heat and the uphill route took it’s toll.  Somewhere in the 3.12 region meant I narrowly missed out on being finisher #1million but hell it was a fun day.  I celebrated with my two charities of the day – GOSHCC and CWCUK – thanks to both for their warm welcome at the finish line and headed back into town.

A few chilled out hours later and I was heading home, albeit extremely saddened by the news that had reached me by phone.  It was a great weekend, and thanks to all those who were a part of it.

If you are here looking for the awesome signed sports auction I am holding at the moment, including loads of Olympic and Commonwealth Medal Winners, golf and football stars, cricket and more, CLICK RIGHT HERE to transport yourself there faster than gnr2Peter Capaldi could manage!  Thanking you.

Let’s close with the end of photo day… a medal, a pint and a smile.  Bring on 2015!

**MASSIVE thanks to the #GeordieMassive for their help over the weekend, both in terms of getting items signed and for photograph taking.  Josh Huntley, John Shearer, Darren Turner.  Superb. As always.

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Cup Final Mini Auction Success :D

I’m delighted with how well the Cup Final Mini Auction went, with just under £300 added to the kitty from it once everyone has paid.  I still have a couple of signed items from both Aberdeen and St Johnstone if anyone is after anything give me a yell and we can sort it out.

In the meantime, for more awesome sporty items, like this pooley1superb Team England top from Silver medal winning high jumper Isobel Pooley check out my auction page now… and get the bids in!

Thanks to everyone who put bids in this week, I’m delighted with the fundraising and how it’s going :)

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Cup Final Mini Auction – Bidding Update…

Bidding Ends @ 9pm on Wednesday 3rd September!

As you may have seen the other day, I have some new Cup Final items from last season in Scotland, both from Aberdeen and St Johnstone. I’m only running these auctions until Wednesday night, and bids are already flying in.  Here’s a wee mini update…

stj2St Johnstone  Scottish Cup Multi Signed Photo 12×8 – Current Bid £50



Signed 6×4 colour photos of Tommy Wright celebrating the cup win, both with “Scottish Cup Winners 2014″ added.

Current Bids

Top Photo £25

Bottom Photo £25


7×5 colour photo of cup final goal scorer Steven Anderson with the trophy, signed with “Scottish Cup Winners 2014″ added.

Current Bid £10


ando3Signed 7×5 approx colour photo of St Johnstone’s Steven Anderson celebrating scoring in the Scottish Cup Final against Dundee United.  Signed in black marker with “Scottish Cup Winners 2014 added”
Current Bid – £NONE

dons3Multi signed Teamsheet from the 2013 League Cup Final, signed in black marker by 17 of the team who won, including Rooney, McGinn, Flood, Pawlett and more.

Current Bid £75

dons2Multi signed 12×8 colour photo of Aberdeen lifting the Scottish League Cup in 2014.  Signed by 17 in black marker including Reynolds, Flood, Rooney, Hayes and more.

Current Bid £50

dons4Signed 7×5 approx colour photo of Niall McGinn lifting the Scottish League Cup.  Signed in black marker.

Current Bid – £25

dons5Signed official teamsheet from the 2014 League Cup Final signed in black marker by Niall McGinn with “League Cup Winners 2014″ added.  Awesome piece of Dons History for fans :D

Current Bid – £10

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Sports Themed Charity Auction Launch, as Dr Who goes out with a BANG!!

DSCN5176Tomorrow morning brings a new week, and the start of a new themed auction.  It’s going to run for ten days taking into the middle of the week after, and will include a HUGE variety of awesome items.  From Olympic to Commonwealth Games to Paralympic stars to Ryder Cup legends, and from footballers to rugby players and pretty much everything else in between.

Included is this awesome signed tshirt from the English Swimmers of Glasgow 2014, kindlygemili1 arranged by Max Litchfield, as well as the multi signed tshirt signed by loads, like double silver medal winner Adam Gemili.  There’s kit from Scots, Aussies, Kiwis and more.  Signed Children with Cancer UK vests from Seb Coe, the legendary Haile, load of Olympic medal winners and more.  Too much to mention in this post.  The bidding page will go live TOMORROW so keep your eyes on here.  I’ll be adding more through the whole week, including goodies still flying in every day, so keep checking back.  Forget checking the skies, check this blog!

In other news, The Doctor Who themed auction ended tonight, and I am currently dons3hovering at just under a grand raised. Money is obviously still to come in, but when it does there’s going to be a heck of a decent donation to Maggie’s.  That will be topped up by the Cup Final goodies I put up for grabs yesterday.  Bids are currently at £25 for the Cup Final teamsheet, and £50 for the awesome signed Team photo of Aberdeen.  No bids yet on the St Johnstone items… let’s get those in!!

In the meantime, tune back in tomorrow for the Sports auction which will generate funds for Children with Cancer UK exclusively.  The only way is up!

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2014 Cup Final Goodies – Aberdeen and St Johnstone!


Into my possession have come some rather awesome Cup Final goodies from both the 2014 Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.  First up, a rather superb photo of the St Johnstone team as Dave MacKay is about to lift the Cup.  It’s signed by loads in blackstj1 marker including scorers Anderson and MacLean, Mannus, Wotherspoon, O’Halloran, MacKay, Wright, Wright and more!  I’ve also got these brilliant 6×4 colour photos of manager Tommy Wright, one celebrating a cup final goal,the other with the trophy, both signed with “Scottish Cup Winners 2014″ added.  Awesome for Saints fans! Buy a bit of history and support an amazing charity :D

Next up, it’s the other cup final of the season… Aberdeen’s victory over Inverness Caley Thistle in the League Cup.  There are a couple of awesome items, including this stunning dons212×8 of the team celebrating as the trophy goes up signed by the likes of McGinn, Reynolds, Pawlett, Rooney, Langfield, Hayes and more.

There are also teamsheet goodies, one signed by 17, and one signed by Niall McGinn with “League Cup Winners dons3dons52014″ added to it.

All of these items are up for grabs now, ping me an offer and I will leave them open to bids for a couple of days depending on the interest :D Email bids to or tweet @13challenge

All money raised from these will land in the pockets of Maggie’s Centres who provide awesome support for anyone affected by cancer :D  Let’s get some more money coming in folks :D

Muchos thanks to Niall and Tommy for their assistance in getting these items signed.

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New Items Being Added to Dr Who Extended Auction…

DSCN5210I have added some new items there to the Doctor Who Auction Page – clicky here to check them out – and hope to raise even more money for the awesome Maggie’s Centres – I always like making four figure donations, and it looks like I will be able to do that again when I head over to the centre in a couple of weeks.

There’s an awesome script section from “Blink” signed by FinlayDSCN5218 Robertson as Larry Nightingale plus awesome doodles from the likes of Raji James, Stuart Milligan, JC Wilsher and Sheila Reid.  Oh and a rare signed Dr Who trading card from Lily Cole!

There’s several non DW bonus items, ranging from hand written lyrics by Paul Carrack to a signed Da Vinci’s Demons DVD.  These auctions MUST end on Sunday, so don’t miss out.  I’m not extending them again this time and who knows what they could be worth by the next time they go up for grabs.

As a note, the highest bid I have had for the Capaldi art so far is £200, I turned it down as it didn’t meet my valuation.  Please bear that in mind when bidding.  I had one offer of a tenner, which is a bit pointless.  Thanks.

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