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. Thanks
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
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!
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.
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.
Welcome to Carl’s Blog. This has been set up to keep everyone informed of updates on Carl’s condition, his slow but steady recovery process and the various fund-raising events that are being held. There is also a chance for visitors to this blog to leave get well messages for Carl which will be regularly printed off and brought over to him in Germany when his brother Andrew and other family members visit.
How can you help? Well the main way is to make a donation whether it is at one of the fund-raising events or to any of the bucket collections.
We thank all the supporters who have given to the various collections recently and we hope you continue to support Carl and his family during his long recovery process and when he returns home.