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You fool. Don't you recognise that the URL 'justgiving.com' means that someone is about to try and separate you from your money?

It's just six months since I started to learn to ice skate. Yet on Friday, September 4, at Kyran Bracken's Ice Party show in Bournemouth, I will be attempting an ice dance routine for charity.

That's right, ice dance. Complete with music, fake tan, lights, bunny hops (including shoulder movement), rhinestones and bricking-it nerves: unlike those all-star softies on Dancing on Ice, I'll have no professional partner to stop me from falling over.

I'll be dancing in competition against an as-yet-unconfirmed opponent. But it's not the winning, I always say, it's the staying upright that counts. Here’s some video of me with Kyran, whose lack of conviction in my skill is painfully apparent:

http://is.gd/1UrXe

My charity is Combat Stress, which is the leading UK charity specialising in the care of military veterans' mental health - currently caring for 4,000 ex-service men and women. It's an incredibly worthy cause, and one that I hope you'll feel able to support - even if your true motivation is, quite understandably, to see me fall over and break several bones.

You can donate on this lovely website using your credit card. Or, you can actually come to Bournemouth and watch: I've got an alarmingly large number of tickets to the performance to sell, with all the proceeds going to Combat Stress. Each ticket costs £20. Email me at mail@neilmidgley.com if you have any interest in coming along - and let me know if you could use help with transport. Bring all your friends!

Big thanks for visiting. Now give me your money.

Neil


The small print:

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Raising money for

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Charity Registration No. 206002

Combat Stress is the leading UK charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health. We are currently supporting more than 5,200 ex-Service men and women. This includes 724 who served in Iraq and 396 who served in Afghanistan.

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Your routine made me smile on a dull October morning.

Donation by Elizabeth Wainwright on 23/10/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Better late than never - I am very impressed by the amount of money you have raised - well done sir!

Donation by julian payne on 29/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Peter Sweasey on 20/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Better late than never. Go, ice bunny! xxx

Donation by michele martin on 12/09/09

£100.00

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Well done Neil - you were brilliant!! Hope you heard the Diva applause? Sorry I dipped out of being your opponent at the last minute!! lol

Donation by Jan Brookes on 08/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Annie Frederick on 04/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lucy Verey on 04/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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When I undertake some selfless charitable venture you will reciprocate? I'm thinking a sponsored visit to a Victoria's Secrets live show.

Donation by Colin Watkins on 04/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck crossing the GEH (gay event horizon). Be fabulous but don't break your editing arm

Donation by Michael Hogan on 04/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/09

£25.00

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good luck Neil!

Donation by Caroline Lennard on 04/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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You'll be cool as...have a super-spangly time!

Donation by Kate Stokes-Davies on 03/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Starbuck will be very proud.

Donation by Love Drama Queen x on 03/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Wishing you all the very best of luck from the ITV Team

Donation by Ruth on 02/09/09

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Don't look down...

Donation by AB&CH on 02/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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May your copacabana sleeves glide gracefully. But take care if you're good..remember Nancy Kerrigan

Donation by Tim Davie on 29/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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God knows, you're better off asking me for spare cash than spare mental health

Donation by Sarah Vine on 27/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Midge - ice is nice but ballroom is better! Hope it goes with a bang - or not probably.....xxxxx

Donation by Tofty on 27/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck and have fun - you are an inspiration to us all in your lycra outfits!! xx

Donation by Caren Davies on 27/08/09

£20.00

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Good Luck Neil!

Donation by Louise Mason on 26/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by DANNY COHEN on 22/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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I'll be expecting a set of perfect 6's! Best of luck

Donation by Richard Woolfe on 18/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I thought this had been a big couple of years for news, but I wasn't prepared for this one... Wishing you luck, safety and indestructible ankles.

Donation by Jeremy Vine on 16/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Break a leg...

Donation by Matt Baker on 14/08/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,477.50
  • Offline donations£620.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,097.50
  • Gift Aid£573.27

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