Maurice Watkins - WELL DONE !!

GaudinoMotors

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I was lucky enough to be invited to a fund raising dinner and celebration last night in aid of the New Manchester Childrens Hospital. The appeal going into the evening stood at £19.8 Million and last night the final £200000 was raised to hit the appeal target of £20 million.
Despite his United connections, full credit must be given to Maurice Watkins for a truly remarkable fund raising campaign that has involved both the Manchester Clubs and indeed clubs throughout the North West.
Was very proud to be a blue in the room with City being represented at the evening by both Mark Hughes and Gary Cook, both enjoying themselves and chatting to fans. Mark also appearing on a specially made fund raising video with Kolo. Special mention was made to Manchester City for raising a huge amount for the appeal. But credit where credit is so obviously due - to Maurice Watkins.
 

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Excellent news.
Pleased to have sweated and toiled also in recent years to persuade my employer to part with £100,000 towards this appeal too :)
 

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GaudinoMotors said:
gagiesotherhalf said:
Excellent news.
Pleased to have sweated and toiled also in recent years to persuade my employer to part with £100,000 towards this appeal too :)
Blimey - thats a lot of sweat and toil ! Brilliant work!
Cheers...it wasn't actually. In the 'good times' we had a 'charity pot' every year of xxx pounds. You simply had to send a nomination off to some people in suits in London and persuade them to write a big cheque*. And they agreed, two years on the trot, £50k a time. In fact one of the 'big cheques' is sat right here in the office as I never got round to taking it to Pendlebury Hospital (at the time). They got the 'real' cheques though, I hand-delivered those :)












*i work for a bank. we're not all baddies.
 

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