Following the successful Golf Day at Aldersey Green Golf Club, Friday 27th August 2021, and the subsequent Collections and Donations received. I would like to extend the offer for anyone else on ToffeeWeb to make a voluntary contribution to this very worthwhile cause.

As most will be aware this terrible disease can strike at anytime and anywhere, to either (God Forbid) any of us or our loved ones and friends. The more advances that are made in to combatting the Disease, the more a Cure or better Prevention, is getting ever closer. Great strides have already been made and many in certain situations have been cured if diagnosed early enough.

I am not asking for a King's Ransom, just whatever you feel you can afford, for this very worthy cause. I am holding the money already collected, from the Golf Section and a couple of other contributions, in a Halifax Account, which stands at £220. It would be nice if that could be added to, and I can then send it all off to C.R. UK, who I am sure will acknowledge receipt and send a big thankyou to TW and it's Members.

Please contact me, to make a donation either by email : del_kath@yahoo.co.uk or by text on 07565140075 for which I thank you all wholeheartedly in anticipation.


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Brian Williams
1 Posted 10/09/2021 at 13:28:30
Like to second Derek's call to arms.

Being a survivor, 10 years this November, I can tell you that's it's scary as fuck when it happens to you especially when, for a couple of years of surgery, treatment and God knows what else, you still don't know whether you're gonna make it, and see us win a derby at Anfield!!!

Give what you can, one and all, because you never know if/when you're gonna get the tap on the shoulder by the fucker with the scythe!

If you do, take my advice, run like fuck!

Derek I'd like to give £20 mate. Will that be okay at The Bramley Moore or do you need it sooner?

Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 10/09/2021 at 13:38:40
This is something very personal and Derek knows my past and very current link to this awful disease.

Please if you can, donate.

I hit 50 next Thursday.

Derek, on top of what I've already donated, I'll drop another £50 for each of my years. And on top of that £10 for every goal Everton score on Monday against Burnley.

I hope they fleece me.

Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 10/09/2021 at 13:54:43
Amen, DK and Brian. Did you know that Cancer Research UK is the biggest independent cancer research organization in the world?

And did you know that half the men and a third of the women in our respective nations will be struck by cancer during our lives?

Over on this side of the pond, I contribute monthly to Stand Up 2 Cancer, which focuses on new approaches and also operates in the UK. I saw my first two games at Goodison in April '17 while still in treatment, and dedicated that month's SU2C contribution to Everton FC.

John McFarlane Snr
4 Posted 10/09/2021 at 13:59:03
Hi Derek,

Like Brian, I too intend to make a donation at The Bramley Moore get-together. I also have suffered the pain of losing near and dear ones to this terrible disease. If anything prevents me attending, I will donate directly to the Cancer Research Fund, and will forward the receipt to you, if you furnish your address, but let's hope that it doesn't come to that.

Derek Knox
5 Posted 10/09/2021 at 14:11:13
Brian, Danny Mike and John McF Snr, thanks so much for your pledges of a donation, and yes, it will do at The Bramley Moore get-together. Theoretically, the longer it stays open, the more may get the call, and urge to contribute.

Mike G, thanks for those encouraging words from 'across the pond' and yes indeed as you so succinctly said Cancer Research UK is the biggest of its type in the world. As far as I am aware they share any positive research results with similar charities across the whole spectrum, so indirectly they are doing it on a global basis.

Thanks again to you all.

Andy Crooks
6 Posted 10/09/2021 at 14:21:30
Well done again, Derek. Also well done, Michael and Lyndon for your support for Derek. Derek, I will give you my donation when I see you, two weeks today. Brian and John, it will be great to catch up with you both again. Danny, I'm really looking forward to meeting you. Mike ,I will ring you from The Bramley Moore if it's not the middle of the night for you!!
Being an Evertonian is good sometimes!!

Tony Abrahams
7 Posted 10/09/2021 at 14:30:58
Looks like you're gonna need Group 4 turning up at The Bramley Moore, Derek!
Mick Hoban
8 Posted 10/09/2021 at 14:34:20
Have just emailed you Derek. I hope the ToffeeWeb call to arms can get this fund into the thousands.

Well everyone, what you waiting for?

UTFT

Brian Williams
9 Posted 10/09/2021 at 14:47:41
Tony #7.

Nahhhh... have you ever been successful at getting money out of a Jock, mate?

Danny O’Neill
10 Posted 10/09/2021 at 15:01:14
Okay, here's another from me before the weekend vino kicks in.

If by the 25th this hasn't hit £1k, I will make it so whatever the void. Either way, lets do a grand, Blues!

Brian Williams
11 Posted 10/09/2021 at 15:41:24
Danny, would you be looking to adopt an older brother by any chance. Fully house trained, a lifelong Evertonian, and doesn't eat much.
Derek Knox
12 Posted 10/09/2021 at 16:07:30
Brian W, it would cost him a fortune in Desperadoes! :-)
Brian Williams
13 Posted 10/09/2021 at 16:14:52
Appears he can afford it mate. ;-). Mind you Dave A would get upset if he doesn't have first dibs on adopting me!
Jay Harris
14 Posted 10/09/2021 at 16:21:37
Derek,

I would like to pledge £100 for this very worthy cause.

I will email you and perhaps you could respond by giving me the details of how to transfer it to the fund.

Well done on organising the get together and promoting this very worthy cause.

Mike Gaynes
15 Posted 10/09/2021 at 17:02:43
Danny, having met Brian, I would suggest a certain degree of skepticism regarding his claim to being fully house-trained. If he ever takes up my invitation to visit me in the US, I plan to keep him off the carpets for the first couple of days.

Andy, a call from you at any hour is welcome as far as I'm concerned, but my wife would prefer you check the time zone chart first.

Brian Williams
16 Posted 10/09/2021 at 17:09:02
Mike! You'll be sorry you said that. Not the keeping me off the carpet bit but the invite bit!!
Ray Roche
17 Posted 10/09/2021 at 18:28:29
Derek, if you post the bank details for the Cancer Research UK account ToffeeWebbers can donate directly if they can't get to The Bramley Moore. Would make it easier for some who live far away.
Dave Abrahams
18 Posted 10/09/2021 at 19:46:15
Brian (13), of course I’d want first dibs, but taking you from the luxury of Birkenhead to the absolute splendour of Norris Green in Liverpool might be too much for your system to cope with, but I will review the situation as necessary, you will not be left wanting!!
Derek Knox
19 Posted 10/09/2021 at 21:17:41
Ray @ 17, Thanks for the suggestion but I wanted to keep tabs on who had paid, so I could keep a more accurate tally of contributions, plus be able to thank them personally. Just putting the details of the Bank etc, I could ostensibly receive a contribution and not know who had made it!
Danny O’Neill
20 Posted 11/09/2021 at 09:41:25
Brian, my dogs are house trained, so providing you're willing to stare 2 protective Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the eye and sleep with them, you're welcome!! One is an Evertonian, the wife claims the other as a Villa fan.

Mike, I'm in the US in October, splitting my time between Texas (work) and Florida (personal). Where are you based again?

I stand by my pledge Derek. Let's do a grand.

Derek Knox
21 Posted 11/09/2021 at 10:43:31
Danny, a Grand would be phenominal (echoes of Bobby Brown Shoes there) but I am hoping that amount is not only reached, but is spread amongst everyone. It doesn't seem fair that your already overwhelming generosity would require another donation of that magnitude.

I know it is a great cause and you have a very personal interest in this, due to reasons you explained to me off camera. Please guys, don't leave it all to one person to reach that 'Golden Grand'! Oh and Danny, leave any top-ups till after The Get-Together, as many have pledged to donate on the day at The Bramley Moore, so the current figure of £365 will be inflated.

Mick Hoban
22 Posted 13/09/2021 at 11:57:53
I was struggling to find this article on the main site for an update on how the fund is doing. Had to search the site for my name.

Anyway, commenting on it now so it's back in the recent comments section. If everyone using this site donated just a little.

Derek Knox
23 Posted 13/09/2021 at 13:33:35
Mick, I was a little disconcerted too, that a rigorous search was required to find the article, so it is possible that many would donate but are not aware of it's existence, but donations are slowly trickling through. I may be temped to throw a hint or something in on the matchday reports which I'm sure nearly everyone reads (depending on the outcome, that is).

Maybe not politically or ethically correct, but being an ex-Navy Man, 'any port in a storm' applies. By the way, very grateful for your own contribution, and as you so succinctly indicated, that if everyone was to donate just a small amount, the price of a few pints or a few Coffees, it would soon reach or surpass the Golden Grand which is the current target.

Danny has offered to top it up regardless but, I don't think it is fair that one man who has already made a major contribution should be left to do it alone. He has also offered to add another £50, one pound for every year of his impending 50th birthday, plus £10 for every goal we score against Burnley tonight.

The figure now stands at £390, and many have pledged to contribute at The ToffeeWeb Get Together at Bramley Moore (Pub) 25th September after the Norwich game. Thanks again Mick, take care my friend, you are a top man.

Danny O’Neill
24 Posted 14/09/2021 at 07:36:30
Let's keep this one going as I guess many just look at the latest comments.

That's me another 30 lighter but gladly so. A worthy cause. When my wife got the news, I was numb. I didn't hear anything that was being said to me for about 5 minutes.

I appreciate these are tough times, but like I say, keep this going and build it before the "whip around" in The Bramley Moore on the 25th.

We'll do a grand and Derek can present it on behalf of Everton football supporters.

Peter Mills
25 Posted 14/09/2021 at 10:55:03
Derek, I too hope to be able to pass you a contribution at the Bramley-Moore.

Mike G, when I finally manage to obtain and send a new Marine shirt to you, you will find the Cancer Research UK logo emblazoned on the front.

Derek Knox
26 Posted 14/09/2021 at 11:23:37
Thanks Peter, looking forward to seeing you again at T
W Get Together, been a long time, and novel and apt it will be the Bramley Moore. I must defer any kudos that may be due, for choosing that location to Tony Abrahams.

The former Manager at the Excelsior (Blue) has apparently now left and been replaced by a new RS biased one, who would never give definitive answers as to hiring the room again, even when the RS were playing away, citing that he has a large group who still turn up to watch them on TV.

Let's face it, they are hardly ever off it, (TV) with Home or Away matches. Hopefully BM will be our new forever home for future TW G T's, prime location, which will be like Rocking Horse Manure, as everyone clambers to be next to the BMD Stadium !

Danny O’Neill
27 Posted 14/09/2021 at 20:22:53
Derek, a further £80 from me inbound on Thursday. £30 for the 3 goals my beautiful blue boys gave me last night and then as promised, a Queen's £ for every year I've been fortunate enough to live on this planet and support Everton. Let me get there first!
Derek Knox
28 Posted 14/09/2021 at 22:20:22
Danny, I know it would have cost you another tenner, but I had a gut feeling we were going to get 4-1 last night, and when Doucoure 'scored' I thought it had come true, alas it was rightly adjudged to be offside. So look on the bright side ' you saved a tenner last night '. 😜

Despite putting a little reminder in on the Match thread it is still slow to get many more willing volunteers, so we will have to resort to the 'press gang'. Seriously, hoping it gathers a bit more momentum before Bramley Moore, but I know there will be a few on the day digging deep! Thanks again mate, you are a superstar.

Mike Gaynes
29 Posted 15/09/2021 at 00:36:08
Pete, that's amazing. They're a sponsor of Marine???
Danny O’Neill
30 Posted 15/09/2021 at 11:51:03
Seen a few calls to arms on other posts, so trying to keep this one in the limelight.

Providing I see tomorrow, I'm honouring my pledge with another drop. £1 for what will be each of my 50 years and £30 for the 3 goals I got to see Monday night.

Derek, at one point in that period of the second half, I thought they were going to rinse me. I think the Burley keeper definitely saved me a tenner as well as the offside goal!

David Pearl
31 Posted 15/09/2021 at 14:19:06
Well shit, my favourite comedian died yesterday. I've spent every night in bed for the last 3 months watching clips of old Norm Macdonald... the dirty dog.

https://youtu.be/mFjEvl43zYY

Derek Knox
32 Posted 15/09/2021 at 17:30:48
David, can't say I am familiar with him, was he any relation to Ronald, or Flora ? 😂😜💙
Danny O’Neill
33 Posted 16/09/2021 at 08:10:49
Second drop done as I promised Derek. Many may suspect I'm an emotional and nostalgic soul.

It's my 50th and I'm feeling grateful for my life having coming from a humble background and my current position in life. But it might not always be the case. If we can, we should give to those who are not so fortunate.

Let's keep this going and meet up on the 25th.

Ray Roche
34 Posted 16/09/2021 at 08:18:04
Happy 50th Birthday Danny!
Enjoy the day,🎂🥂👏
David Pearl
35 Posted 16/09/2021 at 08:27:21
Danny, l wish you a very happy birthday. Enjoy your day, and many thanks too for helping Derek to reach his goals. Its impossible not to have been touched by this terrible illness, especially as we grow older.

I also understand where you are coming ftom in feeling grateful for your life. I had 2 close friends that served. One guy a marine and he struggled a bit when he left. He was a sniper, so you can imagine. However he is fine now. Did a degree and works as first response in the ambulance service. Amother close friend lost his life at just 19 in NI after completing a charity run for a church. I have never forgotten him. I wondered why he did what he did but really, he just loved it.

Andy Crooks
36 Posted 16/09/2021 at 11:07:03
Hope you're having a great day, Danny. Hope to buy you a birthday drink next week.
Andy Finigan
37 Posted 16/09/2021 at 11:15:02
Many happy returns of the day Danny.
Dave Abrahams
38 Posted 16/09/2021 at 12:12:14
Very best wishes, Danny, on your birthday, hope you have a great day with your family. Age is just a number Danny, I’ve never taken much notice of my own age, you really are as old as you feel, felt about eighteen around 10-00pm on Monday night.
Derek Knox
39 Posted 16/09/2021 at 12:50:30
I can only reiterate my fellow Blues Best Birthday wishes to you Danny, and thank you for keeping your word as promised. I just wish apart from those going to Bramley Moore, and the odd couple here and there, a few more would contribute, not expecting massive donations, just the price of few pints and it will soon reach that Magic Grand.

It just doesn't seem fair that the onus is basically falling on you, although you did volunteer in an emergency, to contribute the lion's share single-handedly, hopefully a few more will read, inwardly digest, reflect, and join the fund raising cause. Thanks again, and Happy Birthday Bro.

Tony Everan
40 Posted 16/09/2021 at 12:51:11
All the best Danny, happy birthday, keep the birthday cake away from those dogs! 🎂 🐕 🐕
Danny O’Neill
41 Posted 16/09/2021 at 13:18:16
Thanks all. Genuinely touched by the wishes. Looking forward to meeting more of you next week and see some at QPR on Tuesday. Less of an epic for me!
David Pearl
42 Posted 16/09/2021 at 13:47:36
Tony, thats a good point actually. Especially don't let them blow out rhe candles.
Ray Roche
43 Posted 16/09/2021 at 14:03:52
Dave@38

Dave, age may just be a number but I preferred the number I had in 1968.😁

Dave Abrahams
44 Posted 16/09/2021 at 14:42:16
Ray (48), yes Ray understand that, some say never look back, but of course we all do, especially the happy times we all had, I loved all the “ Mad Monday’s which happened every week all over Liverpool, finishing up in The Goblin, off Islington, going on gin because I couldn’t get any more Brown Bitters down me, always got up for work the next day though, no matter how bladdered I had been the night before!!
Bill Griffiths
45 Posted 16/09/2021 at 15:05:32
Can one of you locals tell me how long does it take to walk from Sand Hills Station the The BMD? I'm guessing about 20mins or so?
David Pearl
46 Posted 16/09/2021 at 15:36:31
Hi Bill, google maps says 14 minutes. However, there will a few sharing cabs l think depending where you are coming from. Derek was looking into getting a train from the match but if you send me your details okdpearl@gmail.com l will pass them on to Derek and we can arrange something.
Bill Griffiths
47 Posted 16/09/2021 at 15:46:17
Thanks David, will do.
Andy Crooks
48 Posted 19/09/2021 at 21:01:02
Just wanted say that next week at BM will boost this fund. Derek, my phone is shit again so will call you tomorrow.Tony Abrahams,you are brilliant, will call you,too.
Derek Knox
49 Posted 20/09/2021 at 09:09:12
Thanks for you kind words of encouragement Andy, but to be honest I am a bit disappointed that the wider community of TW have been very reticent in making a contribution. I will also add again at Bramley Moore and the the others who have pledged, as you say should boost the fund, but it would be nice to get a few more.

After all said and done, without sounding morbid or scaremongering, this is something that could very well affect all of us, or those nearest and dearest to us, such is the nature of this indiscriminate disease. The more research, which has already made significant advances in fighting this, the more we have the chance of a cure or prevention being found. Of course this is all too dependent largely on Charitable Contributions.

Derek Knox
50 Posted 23/09/2021 at 17:57:47
Put a little note on the Rodriguez Post, about the TW Get Together, but more importantly, to the best of my knowledge there are shuttle buses that go to both Kirkdale and Sandhills after the match. So get to Sandhills then a 15 minute walk to Bramley Moore. So anyone not too familiar, should be able to Follow the Band. But My Old Man's Not In it. 😜🤔💙
Brent Stephens
51 Posted 23/09/2021 at 18:27:23
Derek (etc). Buses to Sandhills go from Walton Lane, outside Stanley Park, though parked close to Anfield Road end of the Park.
Derek Knox
52 Posted 23/09/2021 at 18:39:45
Thanks, Brent, we should be okay then, I hope!
John Hughes
53 Posted 23/09/2021 at 19:18:42
Hi Derek (49).

I understand what you are saying but don't be too downbeat. My wife was diagnosed with colon cancer 5 years ago, underwent major surgery and so far has made a good recovery.

My point is that we make regular donations to Cancer Research as a result and Jayne undertakes voluntary work at our local Hospice shop where we live, near Bristol.

My guess is that there will be other TWs who do the same. That said, I pledge £20 and I will send it to you; please forward bank details.

Finally, enjoy the get-together on Saturday (wish I could have made it) and hope you can celebrate 3 points at the same time. ATB. John.

Dennis Stevens
54 Posted 23/09/2021 at 19:50:45
Derek, I did send an email, assuming I got the address correct, but you may have me down as spam - many do, I'm sure!
Derek Knox
55 Posted 23/09/2021 at 21:42:55
John @ 53, Thanks for your consideration. Can you please email me: del_kath@yahoo.co.uk. Don't want to put Bank details on here as I have been scammed personally in the past (not on TW btw) and this is a site that anyone can access, including people that have nothing to do with TW or Everton.

Thanks.


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