November 16, 2014

A surprise at the cinema


We decided to take Oscar & Rufus to the cinema this afternoon & booked tickets to see ‘Nativity 3: Dude, where’s my donkey?!’ knowing nothing more about it other than the boys seemed to know about the film and thought it was “going to be really good”.  We had a joke along the way because Margot was prone to spontaneously exclaiming “Dude !” having learned the word from her big brothers.

Part way through the film, it dawned upon me that the main cast of this film were all Team Margot supporters, primarily thanks to the support & efforts we have received from one of the stars in the film, Catherine Tate.

So, a big thank you again Catherine Tate, Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Adam Garcia, Ralf Little and an extra special thanks to Lucy D for making it all happen.


p.s. the boys loved the film – so here’s a sneak peek of the trailer…

Catherine Tate plays Sophie (photograph by Martin Bradbrook)

Catherine Tate plays Sophie (photograph courtesy of Martin Bradbrook)

Adam Garcia who plays Bradley Finch

Adam Garcia plays Bradley Finch

Martin Clunes plays Mr. Shepherd

Martin Clunes plays Mr. Shepherd

Marc Wootton plays Mr Poppy

Marc Wootton plays Mr Poppy

Ralf Little plays Sophies brother

Ralf Little plays Sophies brother


You can save a life.

Please consider joining the stem cell registry as a potential donor. The easiest way is a painless, five minute online registration following which you have roughly a 1 in 1,200 chance of doing something heroic: actually becoming a donor and having the opportunity to save someone’s life.

We know from Margot’s experience that there are no guarantees, however you can still gift someone more time with their family and loved ones.

The stem cell is the only organ to replenish itself. The benefits of donation far outweigh the actual or perceived inconvenience.

If you’re ineligible to register or if you have done so already, please encourage Just One More person to do the same, particularly if they’re of mixed race / genealogy. Margot’s mixed family background was one of the key reasons it wasn’t possible for her to find a perfect match.

There are 37,000 people worldwide who, right now, are in desperate need of a blood stem cell donor, including 1,800 people in the UK alone.

Only 50% of people with a blood cancer ever find a suitable match.

It needn’t be that way.

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Thank you.

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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