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Richard Bridge 04 Dec 04 - 01:10 PM
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Richard Bridge 08 Dec 04 - 06:20 PM
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Subject: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 01:10 PM

This is a blatant commercial plug - for a very good cause.

Remember all the previous discussions of the Guide Cats CD (which I lawyered pro bono, MG if you are out there)?

If there is a mudelf about, could we please have a table at the head of this thread about previous mentions of BCAB (the British Computer Association of the Blind, the registered charity behind this?

Thanks to Clive Lever (Wild Rover) and Don Thompson (WYZIWIG), and the wonderful wonderful Les Barker poems on the Guide Cats CD (free use on the CD thanks to Les) and the many celebrities who gave their time and performances for nothing in a good cause.

Oh, and a brief mention to one famous naturalist who was the ONLY celebrity approached to be less than 100 percent supportive. His sense of humour failure meant the CD did not have a rendition of Spot the Zebra. Perhaps he lost his sense of humour when his brother got the big K the naturalist was expecting, but no names no packdrill. He just thought it wasn't funny. Sad man.

The others of you who have already heard the CD will know it is two hours or more of side-splitting humour - and ideal Xmas present for all those who need a laugh in their lives - and the Xmas special offer is too good to miss. My next post will be a paste of a special message from David Boden of BCAB. Please support generously.

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Subject: RE: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 01:11 PM

Here is the message: -

"Les Barker double CD from just £5


34 read poems and 6 set to music all by the world renowned poet Les Barker.

Les Barker, world-renowned poet on the international folk scene, has
generously allowed his poems to be recorded by the likes of Ken Bruce,
Mark and Lard, Sir Jimmy Young, Sarah Kenedy, Johnnie Walker, Terry
Wogan, Mike Harding, Martin Carthy and June Tabor, plus many more
famous names in the world of folk music and radio.

Ideal for anyone liking the poetry of Pam Ayres, Spike Milligan,
Marriott Edgar (Stanley Holloway) and Edward Lear as the style of
these poets can all be found on this CD.

The profit generated by the sale of the CD will help the British
Computer Association of the Blind pay for the running of short courses
which will enable visually-impaired people to use their computers more
effectively, leading to a much more independent and fulfilled life.

Single copies of the CD can be obtained for £12 by post via the sending
of a cheque or by credit card payment (please see
for full details).

Until the end of 2004 we have introduced a special bulk purchase price
of five CDs for £30 or ten CDs for £50 (plus postage). The cost of
sending five CDs by recorded delivery is £3.03 and for ten CD's the
charge is £4.96. If you would like to order more than ten CDs, the
unit price will remain at £5 but please contact
for details of the cost of the appropriate postal charge. If you
would like to take advantage of this limited-time special offer please
make a cheque payable to BCAB and send it as soon as possible to
c/o RNIB,
58-72 John Bright Street,
B1 1BN."

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Subject: RE: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 06:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 05:39 PM

Many thanks to the mudelf

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Subject: RE: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 05:25 AM

This is a Brill CD!!! Thoroughly enjoyed my copy, a good pressie to give at Christmas but unfortunately I've done all my shopping.

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Subject: RE: Guide Cats for Xmas
From: GUEST,wildrover
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 06:07 PM

If anyone on Mudcat decides to buy bulk copies of the CD, please consider two good uses to which you can put your multiple copies:

1. The obvious at this time of year: buy them for your mad friends for Christmas. It's better than getting them the three esses: Soap, Socks or Sod all.

2. If you support another charity, you can buy at discount and flog at full price, thus raising funds for both BCAB and your own pet charity.

Since we sold the first copy in July 2003, the CD has so far raised over £17,000 for the BCAB Project which David Boden's message outlines...That's enough to warrant the production of a follow-up CD, which will come out next Summer. If you know any celebs whom you think would be likely to want to contribute a track, please email me at: Indeed, if you are a celeb, a big folk name in disguise, I'd be particularly interested to hear from you. Especially if you, or someone close to you is called Waterson! (smile)


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