Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Jam Sandwich!!!

I just wanted to do a quick blog because there are some (well many) people I need to thank on behalf of Paul and myself. When we suggested fundraising for the miracle cure everyone went mad with the money making schemes with such speed and enthusiasm it has been quite breathtaking!

Despite the fact that he is too ill to now take any drugs, some of those events have and are going ahead. So I would like to thank the Scottish contingent for putting on a sterling bash in Glasgow and for all those that attended and those that couldn’t but still supported the Stevenson clan. Also Anthony Whitehouse who used to own ‘Blues’ – the restaurant where Paul and I met and where it all began…..He rang me out of the blue yesterday having not spoken in years to say he did a (not sure how many but a good few) K run for us!! Awesome!

Also the crazy reprobates that worked on and off with him over the years at the fine line and the Telegraph, that worked and played hard with him and (I should imagine) listened to him rant late into the night – are holding a bash this Friday. The details I have cut and paste from Facebook for you here:


Charity gig with Jam Sandwich

When: Friday 23rd October 19:00 – 23:00

Where: The Telegraph

11 Telegraph Street


Our dear friend Paul Stevenson- a top lad- has been bravely fighting cancer for the past year. He is diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma, a highly aggressive form of cancer. Having exhausted most of his medical options, doctors had hoped that Paul could try a new FDA drug which would increase his chances of beating the cancer. Sadly, the drug has come a little late and Paul is now at home, spending time with his family- minus the drugs and chemo which seems to make him sicker.

As many of you know, Paul was the beloved manager of the Telegraph for years. We have teamed up with The Tele, and the infamous band Jam Sandwich, for a night of mayhem with the best motive ever- to raise money for Paul and his family.

We will be taking donations at the door (suggested £8). As Paul is too ill to receive the drugs that we were originally trying to raise money for, the money raised on the 23rd will go into a trust fund for Paul's children, or to a new cancer centre that is severely underfunded. Two excellent reasons to join together and raise some funds. We want to say however, that we are still chanting for Paul to have a miraculous recovery, so our thoughts and love and positive vibes are with him.

We also have excellent prizes to be raffled off- all proceeds going to the Stevenson family. Prizes include: a bottle of champers, a dinner for 2 at the Vintry (£100), a nights stay at a Jury's Doyle hotel, and buffet for 10 at the Cape Bar at
St. Paul's! Woop woop!

Sandwich are going to rock the house, so dancing shoes on! Bring your friends- it's going to be a right hootenanny!

Paul is such great guy with a lovely family- this will be the best £8 you will spend in a long time.

For more info, please contact Amber on 078 878 28 111 or Aoife on 075 068 44 302


There are so many people to thank today and to come so if anyone is missed here and now then your time will come. We have been so lucky with the constant support from friend’s, family, The incredible Uncle Adam and a mysterious bunch of philanthropists – you know who you are – which is good because I truly don’t!!

There will be more to add – in the mean time I must get back to the man ……….

1 comment:

  1. Paul, i don't know you but you sound like the biggest trooper ever and if I know my han, as many yrs as it has been, you must be aaaalright.....praying/chanting sending love and blessings from all the aussie contingent, ie my family and friends. i love you hannah and I am inspired by the strength of all of you. Hang in there......literally. Don't go anywhere, the power of the mind is an amazing thing and miracles large an dsmall happen every single day. Much love and blessings from oumani and mischa xxxxx