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MPR Friday blog 26/03/21

Wednesday 31 March is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).

It’s a day at the station we are keen to mark as, in the struggle for trans rights, visibility has become all important. Now it is important to note that not all transgender people can be visible, there are many reasons such as work, family, etc that it is not possible to come out, and even for those of us who are out, visibility can often be a scary thing.

This week I was invited to help my childhood club AFC Wimbledon with their new initiative to show the range of diversity their fans represent. I jumped at the chance to help for several reasons not least of which was the chance to have a nose around the brand new stadium at Plough Lane.

I’m not going to lie I was terrified, dysphoria always seems to grip at just the wrong time, but the club staff especially Mandy and Jane could not have been kinder, and yes I got to have a guided snoop around. Being a brand new stadium it has been built with many things in mind including a  family area and access with specialist bath rooms for those who need extra room or whose needs might normally prevent them from something that we take as simple such as watching a sporting event.

The club have really thought about making sure everyone can be included in watching AFC scrap to stay out of the relegation zone (lots of finger crossing in the coming weeks), and that is what I, and others were there to do, celebrate the wonderful diversity that there is.

On the drive home with TDOV a week away I could not help but think that the positive change whether it is in language or practical like making sure you allow for access for everyone starts with visibility, it doesn’t need to be everyone just a few and that can be enough to start changes. So to those celebrating TDOV whether visible of not, we know you are there, you are valued, and tune in on the 31st for some messages from or friends and allies.

Shea

MPR Auction Item MPR011

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR011

Gillingham FC Signed by the Team Match Shirt

Gillinham FC Match Shirt Signed by members of the team, with MHS Homes Group Sponsor Logo

The Friends of The Wisdom Hospice is a Charity dedicated to supporting the work of the Wisdom Hospice, providing specialised end of life care and support to the communities of Medway and Swale. Hospice care is not just for the patient but also supporting their families, friends and carers whether at home, in the hospice or hospital.  It’s all about the patients and helping the hospice team to care for them and their families.

With your help, The Friends will be able to continue supporting The Wisdom Hospice and ensure that those facing life-limiting illness get the help they so desperately need.  We need to raise more than £2,750 a day towards The Wisdom Hospice’s running costs.  Whilst the hospice is partly funded by the NHS, with every new day we are facing increasing pressure to achieve these targets.

“We are so grateful to Hilary, Shea and the team at Medway Pride Radio for their support. The money raised from the charity auction will certainly help bring comfort to many people at a difficult time in their lives. Thank you for your bids” Martyn Reeves Friends’ CEO

Web link to our donate page – https://fowh.org.uk/donate/

Web link to our website – https://fowh.org.uk/

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR011)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR011) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR010

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR010

Dizzee Rascal – E3 AF CD with signed Penalty Charge Booklet

Tracklisting:

1. Happy Accident ft. P Money
2. What’s That ft. Frisco & D Double E
3. Body Loose
4. Trappish ft. Chip
5. You Don’t Know
6. Niona ft. Steel Banglez & Alicai Harley
7. Act Like U Know ft. Smoke Boys
8. Eastside ft. Ghetts & Kano
9. Dead Space ft. Ocean Wisdom
10. Moon Ting
Release Date: 30 October 2020Artist: Dizzee Rascal

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR010)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR010) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR009

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR009

Billy Ocean – One World CD signed 

‘One World’ is the 11th studio album from Billy Ocean, the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced. The album features 12 brand new songs, all co-written by Billy, and sees him reunite with producer Barry Eastmond who wrote and produced a number of Billy’s biggest hits including “When The Going Gets Tough” and “Love Zone.” A Grammy award winner with worldwide sales of over 30 million, Billy hit the number one spot across three continents in the 70s and 80s, counting no fewer than six UK top 10 singles. With hit albums the world over, Billy has notched up an impressive three Platinum albums (including two which are certified 2x Platinum). In 2018, he was recognised for International Achievement at the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards. About the new album, Billy says: “‘One World’ is my first original studio album in over 10 years. It’s like a landmark for my 70th birthday! I feel this album reflects my maturity, and the many genres of music I’ve been exposed – coming from the Caribbean as a little boy influenced by calypso music, to growing up in the East End of London, where music was so wonderfully diverse. I truly feel ‘One World’ has captured all of my musical influences over the years. The album reflects my thoughts, and the way that I feel at 70 years old, but most of all I hope that it will make people stop and think about life and its meaning.”

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR009)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR009) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR008

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR008

Kefer Sutherland – Wreckless & Me CD signed in silver pen

Reckless & Me by Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland follows his critically acclaimed 2016 debut ‘Down In A Hole’ by releasing the follow-up ‘Reckless & Me’ on April 26th via BMG. ‘Reckless & Me’ is the second chapter in a musical journey that has seen Sutherland play hundreds of shows. Initial praise included The Guardian who stated, “The action star’s whiskey-sodden country music set is genuinely poignant,” while Rolling Stone noted his “edgy vocals blended with passion.”

‘Reckless & Me’ emerged organically from Sutherland’s touring in support of his debut. The ten songs were written primarily by Sutherland with select contributions from his producer and long-term friend Jude Cole.

They recorded the majority of the album in two sets of sessions, each spanning three or four days, at Capitol Studios in Los AngelesSutherland was inspired by the location’s rich history, and especially by posing next to a photo of Paul McCartney looking back at a photo of Frank Sinatra. Their supporting musicians shared a strong pedigree, notably guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), drummer Brian MacLeod (Sheryl Crow) and the legendary pianist Jim Cox.

While country music is the beating heart of ‘Reckless & Me’, its songs span wider Americana, encompassing folk, rock, blues and a whole lot more. They’re all connected by Sutherland’s love of sharing stories, whether by recounting snapshot of his own life or relating the experiences of others.

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR008)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR008) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR007

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR007

Melanie C – Melanie C CD signed  

A vital voice in the modern discourse on depression, body positivity, and the LGBTQ community, her trailblazing influence has arguably never been more apparent and some of the key writers of the moment have teamed up to work with her. Alongside Rae Morris and Fryars, who co-penned the first single WHO I AM, co-writers include Jonny Lattimer (Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), Future Cut (Little Mix, Shakira, Lily Allen), Tom Neville (Dua Lipa, Kesha, Calvin Harris) and Shura.

Among the tracks she releases here are the slinky, tropical-tinged Overload, a warning to a people getting on your nerves, and Escape, a broken beats-driven track about escaping everyday life. The summery Self Love owes a debt to Donna Summer, while Melanie’s love of Billie Eilish influenced the moody, intimate Nowhere to Run. Melanie and Billie’s admiration for one another was plain to see at this year’s BRIT Awards, where Melanie presented Billie with the Best International Female Solo Artist award after a long embrace.

Who I Am and second single Blame It On Me have both set up the self-titled album and despite releasing during a global lockdown, she has performed to great acclaim on TV and online across the world on flagship shows such as The One Show in the UK, no less than 4 million plus German TV shows and James Corden’s Late Late show in the US where her performance is now the benchmark. With growing streaming support and A list radio support on both tracks in the UK, Australia, Latin America, SE Asia and Germany so far, it’s a global new chapter for Girl Power.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Who I Am.

2. Blame it on Me.

3. Good Enough.

4. Escape.

5. Overload.

6. Fearless.

7. Here I Am.

8. Nowhere to Run.

9. In and Out of Love.

10. End of Everything.

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR007)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR007) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR006

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR006

Luke Evans – At Last CD signed in gold pen

‘At Last’ brings together an eclectic collection of modern and classic songs, personally curated by Evans to highlight and complement his unique delivery and vocal style.

The bold and imaginative selection of songs that have been reimagined by Evans include a huge, orchestral rendition of the Pat Benatar rock classic, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, which turns the track into something otherworldly along side other modern classics such as U2’s ‘With Or Without You’, Maria McKee’s 90’s power ballad ‘Show Me Heaven’ and Cher’s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, along with the Etta James’ Jazz standard ‘At Last’ and ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack.   Recorded in 2019 at the world famous Sarm Studios in London, Luke worked with producer Steve Anderson (Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Take That), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and in-demand string arranger/composer Cliff Masterson (Kylie, Michael McDonald, Emeli Sandé), who’s stunning work has been used across the world of film and music for decades.

Evans has always had incredibly strong vocal ability beginning his illustrious career on the stage, performing in many of London’s West End productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf before making his film breakthrough in the Clash of the Titans 2010 remake. Evans has continued to take the film world by storm appearing in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and The Furious, The Girl On The Train, The Hobbit, 3 Musketeers and many more.  In 2017 the entire world got to witness Luke’s vocal capabilities in Disney’s highly successful, live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Luke starred as lothario and villain ‘Gaston’ alongside Emma Watson’s ‘Belle’

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR006)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR006) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR005

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR005

Keith Peacock Signed Autobiography No Substitute

Title: No Substitute

Publisher: Charlton Athletic, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

About this title

No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author on title page with letter from Charlton Athletic

Synopsis:

Autobiography of the Charlton Athletic stalwart who in 1965 became the league’s first ever substitute. First edition.

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR005)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR005) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.(Edit)

MPR Auction Item MPR004

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR004

Alan Curbishley Signed Copy Vally Of Dreams

Bibliographic Details

Title: Valley of Dreams

Publisher: HarperSport, London

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

Synopsis:

Charlton Athletic represent a model of how a Premiership football club should be run. Former manager Alan Curbishley reveals the secrets of the club’s success – from the boardroom and manager’s office down to the dressing room and pitchside – and reflects on how the club went from homeless strugglers to challenging football’s elite. Alan Curbishley encountered most of football’s ill winds during the 15 years he was coach, co-manager, then sole manager of Charlton – a club once homeless, with gates of less than 3000, forced to sell players to pay the wages and to buy replacement kit for the first team, and teetering on the brink of extinction. Galvanised by fans, staff, forward-thinking board members and a shrewd manager, the Addicks now find themselves firmly established with the Premiership big boys and a shining example of how a successful football club should be run. In his book, Curbishley opens the lid on the soap opera that is Charlton FC. He writes about the political manoeuvrings behind the club’s departure and then emotional return to The Valley. He describes how the they were torn asunder by drugs allegations involving three of its players, including a youthful Lee Bowyer. He re-lives the tortuous rollercoaster ride of falling out of the Premiership two years later before returning in 1999/2000. And he gives an insider’s view of the club’s success in establishing itself in the world’s toughest league, including a full update on their 2005/06 season. He also talks candidly about being shortlisted for the England manager’s job. His book is a radical insight into the workings of a football club and its staff, and is sure to attract widespread interest from football fans across the country.Review:

‘One of the best managers in the game’ ESPN

‘He’s sharp, he’s articulate, and he can spot a bargain’ Guardian

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR004)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR004) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.

MPR Auction Item MPR003

MPR Charity Auction in aid of Wisdom Hospice Rochester

ITEM ID – MPR003

Kent Spitfire Match Shirt signed by Rob Key and Geraint Jones with the Signed Match Ball from the Kent Spitfires v Leicestershire Foxes Friends Life t20 quarter fina Game Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rob Key’s Kent Spitfires travel north this weekend to play the biggest game of their season so far as they take on Leicestershire Foxes. The prize at stake for the winner? A trip to Edgbaston for finals day on Saturday, 27 August.

Both sides battled impressively through their gruelling 16 group games to make the quarter-finals whilst managing to avoid big t20 hitters such as Nottinghamshire, Durham and Lancashire in the last eight. Now, Kent and Leicestershire will both fancy their chances. A strong Spitfires side, which has gelled majestically in this competition, will look to out-gun the Foxes to secure their place in Birmingham’s competition showpiece.

How to Bid for an Item

Medway Pride Radio have organised this Auction with (FOWH) the Friends of Wisdom Hospice with donations of items from the community. We ask you to help support the FOWH by bidding for the items shown in the posts below. A lot of these items are unique, in that they have been signed by the authors, players, artists and are therefore collectable with a value above the norm.

You can click on each post to see futher details of the items in the auction and then you will have options to place your bid

  • You can place a post in the comments box at the bottom if the page displaying the item.
  • You can click through to the facebook page post and bid there in the post comments on Facebook
  • You can click through to the Twitter post and place your bid in the Twitter replies to the auction item.

In each case please quote the

1) Auction Item Number (MPR003)

2) Your bid amount in UK Pounds,

3) Your contact information allows us to reach you, via an email address, or account names for facebook / messenger or Twitter message.

We will contact the person with the valid maximum bid and ask them to pay the bid amount with the item reference (MPR003) to the Friends of Wisdom Hospice via their web site donations pages. Once the payment has been recived we will arange for the item to be sent to the person with the winning bid.