Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Carl's Homecoming

Andy has sent me some great pictures to share with you of Carl's return trip to England. There are quite a few so I'll get some on the Facebook page as well.

Don't you just love this picture? Both are so full of joy and optimism

Carl with close friend Mark Crump who arranged the trip.

I think the smile on his face says it all... He's nearly home!
Please check out the Facebook page for some more great pictures.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Biggest Thanks

Apologies for leaving the biggest thanks of all out on the list:

Skydrift, the airline that bought Carl back to Liverpool, Roger Klyn who provded the plane and to Captain Peter Rimmer who organised the flight.

Thanks to the person who emailed me the details.

Thank You

Now that we have all recovered from Fri night, a few thank you's are in order:

Blue Moon MCFC; El Rincon; manchestercity.net; Wayne Bridge; Village Hotel Bury; Sancastle Blackpool; Slatterys; Liverpool/Everton/Hull/Middlesbrough fans; Marcus & Schalke supporters; Lancashire Cricket Club; Manchester City Football Club; The Football Supporters Federation; Ricky Hatton; Pau Brasil; Thomas Cook; Oasis; Blackley Royal British Legion; Garry Cook; Michael Johnson; Dom Collins; The Micradotts; Mike Lancaster; Mark Lillas; James H Reeve; Paul Hince; Paul Power; Tommy Booth; Fred Eyre; Don Frame (M.E.N); Jim Cassell; Gary Owen; Joey Barton; The Referee Association; Peter Barnes; Opus Comedy Store; All the doctors & nurses in Germany; Greater Manchester Radio; Pat the Red; Official Supporters Club; Centenary Supporters Association; Blue Watch; Spike & 90 Minutes; Vital MCFC; Ivan Lewis MP; Sappartos; plus everyone who has made donations and sent messages of support.

Please let me know if there are any names/organisations I have missed off the list as I can only put up what I have been given.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

What a fantastic night!

A great big thank you to everyone who attended the Cabaret Night last night, it was a brilliant evening.

I don't want to clog the Blog up with pictures (I took so many!) but you can find many more on the 'Facebook' page, just do a search for Carl Ramsbottom Appeal
These are a couple of my favourites from the night:

Carl's parents and Andy

This is the City fan who possibly saved Carl's life as he was the first on the scene after the accident and administered first-aid. I know he is a nurse working in North Manchester General Hospital, but unfortunately I don't know his name, so if someone can let me know, I'll give him the full credit he deserves. He is pictured here with City legends Tommy Booth, Mark Lillas & Paul Power

Friday, 3 April 2009

Michael Johnson attending

Tonight is the Grand Cabaret Evening and we have just heard that Michael Johnson will be attending with Garry Cook.
If you are going, enjoy the evening but beware - I will have my camera with me and will be snapping away, so you could end up on the Blog!

From Carl, his family and friends and all who's worked on the appeal - HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

Video of Carl's Return

I defy anyone to watch this and not have a tear in your eye or a lump in your throat, whether you know Carl or not, this is a very moving video.
Thanks to Mark Crump for the link.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Back on English Soil

Carl arrived safely back in England yesterday afternoon and I hope most of your saw the coverage on Granada Reports. I have tried looking for the link on the ITV player but unfortunately the Granada site is being rebuilt and therefore no news links are available.

Carl looked really well and relaxed and Andy couldn't grin any more if he tried! We can only imagine what a relief it is for him to have his brother back home and well on the road to recovery.

A great big thanks to Mark Crump and Everton and Liverpool fans who raised the £5,000 for the hire of the plane that took Carl home.

We would like to say a great big thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support, without you this would have been impossible.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Cabaret Night on Friday, it is going to be an amazing night.

Unfortunately all the tickets have been sold for Friday, so please do not turn up unless you do have a ticket as you won't get in.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Bring out the trumpets

Today is the day everyone has been waiting for, for a long, long time. Carl will be arriving back in England around lunch time.


Two updates for Cabaret Night

To add to the list of auction items we have a signed Stephen Ireland shirt and also another special guest will be in attendance - Manchester City's Executive Chairman Garry Cook

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sunday Mirror

Hope you spotted the article in today's Sunday Mirror. If you missed it here is a link to the article. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2009/03/29/support-for-manchester-city-coma-fan-115875-21237453/

I spoke to Mark on Friday, Carl's friend who will be accompanying Carl on the journey home on Wednesday along with Andy, Carl's twin brother, and he said it's going to be exciting but also quite daunting having put in a lot of hard work with maticulous planning.

Mark has said he will try to update me as and when he can but his obvious priority is Carl and I am sure everyone totally understands this, therefore updates may be sparce between now and Wednesday.

Everyone wishes you all a smooth and safe journey home.