T- 36 Hours

DSCN5291I have had to extend the sports auctions through to tomorrow night after being called in to do overtime at work today, meaning I would not be able to give it my full attention tonight :D

So, running until tomorrow evening are all goodies, including this great item signed by Dr Who star Stuart Fell and  all these awesome golf balls as the Ryder Cup golfballsqstarts flying in – don’t miss out on some awesome goodies.




Lets make this happen…

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Auctions Building…

DSCN5289The auctions closing this Friday/Saturday are picking up some nice interest, with some cool new items being added to the listings like this collected edition of RajorJack signed by John Higgins.  I’ve also added more Dr Who scripts to the pot including Fenella Woolgar, Damian Samuels, Freema Agyeman and Bernard Cribbins.  In the sports auctions, I have added some new goodies, like this match worn Leicestershire c3shirt from Anthony Ireland, which is signed by the full squad from a season or two ago.

I’ve had some pretty good bids in on items this morning, including the running vest signed by Mo Farah and first bids on some golf items, the more the merrier… so let’s get these bids coming in!  The more bids there are, the bigger the donation is to Children with Cancer UK, the more good they can do :D



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Auctions Auctions Auctions…

DSCN5274In addition to the Sports Themed Auction which is running to Friday, I have added a Quick Fire Sale of loads of cool items, which can be found here.  Its got a huge range of scripts, doodles, trading cards and more.  It runs to Saturday and is not one to be missed out on.  I’ll not be extending these auctions, so bid now and get some awesome items at the same time.  Remember to check out both auction pages, bidding is an easy as tweeting me @13challenge or emailing twelveby12@yahoo.co.uk :D

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First Sports Auctions Over, More Online Now…

sophiet1I was delighted with the auctions ending last night, and have a decent amount in the kitty for donating to Children with Cancer UK as part of my London Marathon fundraising.  I’ve got some more items coming online this week, including double Glasgow 2014 Gold Medal winning para-cyclist Sophie Thornhill’s  Commonwealth top which has been signed with her gold medal note added.

I would love to make this donation go even higher, and I can do that with the help of awesome people like you bidding on these once in a lifetime items.

I would LOVE to be able to hit the £50k mark overall with these auctions, so let’s get cracking on some amazing pieces.

click here to check out the items currently up for grabs and continue to check back for new additions.  auctions end on friday evening, 26 september 2014.

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Sports Auctions & Birds of a Feather…

It was a tough day today, my friend Stuart made his move onto the next great adventure, I bof1hope he’s enjoying himself up there, with Davie Cooper, Phil O’Donnell and the other Motherwell legends up there.  I will miss you mate, more than you know.

Trying to keep myself focused on other things, THE SPORTS AUCTIONS have a little under 48 hours to go, and there are some ace items in there.  Drop me an email on twelveby12@yahoo.co.uk or tweet @13challenge with your offers.  Plenty of bargains and awesome items to have :D  All the items being auctioned support Children with Cancer UK this month, ahead of running the London Marathon for them next April.

In the meantime, check out this awesome rehearsal script from the reboot of Birds of a Feather, signed by all three of the main cast, Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson.  I’m well chuffed with this, and am open to offers on it golfballsqnow.

Check out these amazing signed golf balls and more in the sports goodies being auctioned now by…


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Sports Auction MUST End This Week….

gloves1click here to go straight to the current auctions!

There 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.

If you’re not following me on twitter already, why not?  Remember….coe2



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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