Siobhan Crowley [firstname.lastname@example.org];
Robert Fryatt [email@example.com];
Rob Holden [firstname.lastname@example.org];
Tom Ernst [email@example.com];
Glenn O’Neil [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:39 AM
To: EVERYONE WHO READS TOM’S BLOG
Subject: Donate for Tom Nabarro and the Back-Up trust.
As you will know, David Nabarro’s son Tom had a snow-boarding accident earlier in the year and sustained a serious neck injury; leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He is currently in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the UK . A friend and colleague of David and his family, Rob Holden, who works at WHO is taking part in the ‘Ultra-tour de Mont Blanc’ between 24-26 August to raise money for the Back-Up Trust and to support the building and equipping of “The Pavilion”, a customized work and social space for Tom Nabarro for the future (to be supported through the Pavilion Trust Fund).
More details about Tom, Rob and the race can be found on the following web-site: http://ultratourfortom.wordpress.com . This site also provides details of how you can donate funds: Donation Page. [Or you can donate using the Widget above – see 17 August posting : NB The email address of the Ultra Tour for Tom webmaster (email@example.com) appears on the donation form as he set up the account].
So please can we ask you to find a few moments to look at the web-site and donate some funds! We have less than a month to go before the race, so we all need to make the effort now. Also please pass details of the links onto friends and colleagues of David, or indeed anyone who you think might be interested in donating to this cause.
Siobhan, Bob, Rob, Tom, Glenn
Susie writes: Congratulations to Rob Holden, Tom Ernst and their team in Switzerland who have got the Chip-in donation site up and running – the BackUp Trust helps spinal patients to do things they wouldnâ€™t otherwise achieve, such as outings and sports, and the Pavilion Trust is intended to enable Tom N to take on further challenges, once he is through his next operation on Tuesday 7th August. Weâ€™ll be following Robâ€™s marathon on the web.. good luck ! Thanks to all donors – do encourage your friends to sponsor Rob in this huge effort. Robâ€™s UltraTour donation site has a deadline of 31st August, after which the proceeds will be split 50% between the BackUp Trust and the Pavilion Trust. Here in Oxford, we have drafted the Pavilion Trust deed with lawyers, and we are in touch with architect Peter Ruthven Hall and the West Oxfordshire planning committee about the building projects at The Limes.