The Big Spectacular Tim Quy Birthday Draw – a Personal Causes crowdfunding project in London by Paul Ashby

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Family and friends who are resident…. 

I expect ye all know by now that Mr Quy has spent a large chunk of the last few years being ill, in and out of hospitals and then finding exciting new ways to injure himself… 

Mr Quy  said: 

” OK, Tim Quy here. For those don’t know, I’ve spent much of the last 3 years in hospital 2018 Oral cancer. 2 months in hospital with severe/brutal radio & chemotherapy. 2019 A week in hospital with sepsis 2019 All teeth removed due to the radiotherapy. Haven’t been able to eat solid food since then. 2019 Bowel resection. Thought to be cancer, but wasn’t. Spent months with stoma bag and urine catheter 2020 Long COVID – lasted from March onwards 2020 Oesophogeal ulcers. (A week in hospital) 2021 8 broken ribs. (A week in hospital) 2021 Broken hip/femur. (A week in hospital)

Well so far we’ve raised over £9000 to make life easier for him but it’d be nice to give him a birthday present of a bit more. By participating in this Prize Draw you’ll be sending Tim a financial present to help him deal with the issues around recovering from his various ailments. 

Cardiacs, friends and fellow Pondies have generously donated desirable items which can now be offered in our Prize Draw, in which for a donation ( or by applying to participate via the free entry on a postcard, as detailed below) 

YOU can have a chance to win these musical treats: 

Prizes which have been donated by loving Pondie people include:

1.Two rare long playing records of Zofff, live in Brighton and at Kozfest.

Donated by Bic ‘n’ Jo.

2. A snooker cue which was used in the preparation of a recent Utopia Strong release.

Donated by Steve Davis.

3. A unique piece of artwork featuring everyone’s favourite ex roadie, bass synth botherer and hospital troubler… 

Donated by Peta Foley.

4. A very limited edition, white label disc of the excellent new album “Ark” and a unique personalised piece of musical notation. Or a CD if preferred. 

Donated by Craig Fortnam.

5. CD copies of “Pony” and the “Leader of the Starry Skies” tribute albums, lovingly encased in a Spratleys Japs tote bag.

Donated by Jo ‘n’ Bic.

6. A signed vinyl copy of the superb debut solo album “Hip to the Jag”.

Donated by Kavus Torabi.

7. A 925 Sterling Silver pendant or earrings of A Little Man and a House. 

Donated by Chris Owen of Indepth Dive Jewelry

8. A signed test pressing of Ships and Irons. 

(Pic for enjoyment only, actual item looks different…) 

Donated by Mary Wren on behalf of the majestic Alphabet Business Concern

9. Probably the last ever box set of The Seaside.

List of contents:

The Seaside Original Edition Double LP: Remastered from the original tapes with all 13 original tracks restored. Lovingly recreated artwork with unseen photography. Download voucher includes three alternate version of ‘Gena Lolla Brigida’, ‘Hope Day’ and ‘Jibber and Twitch’ from the 1995 reissue.

The Seaside Photo Book: Hardback book featuring unseen photography by Robin Fransella

Replica of The Seaside First Issue Cassette: The one that preceded the ‘Jim’ cover.

Replica Poster: Six portraits on the classic wallpaper background

The First Four YOUsletters :From the very beginning of the Alphabet Business Concern

Replica Lyric Booklet: Issued at the time of release of the original cassette

Replica Press Photo from 1984

Replica gig flyer from 1984

Bag of Seaside Badges: Four kinds to suit your outfit

The track list: Jibber and Twitch, Gena Lollo Brigida, Hello Mr Sparrow, It’s A Lovely Day, A Wooden Fish On Wheels, Nurses Whispering Verses, Is This The Life, A Little Man And A House, Hope Day, Dinner Time, Ice A Spot & A Dot On The Dog, R. E. S., To Go Off And Things.

Donated by Mary Wren on behalf of the majestic Alphabet Business Concern

Could there be a 10? 

In the unlikely event that a donor is drawn to win their own donation, It is intended that the next prize is allocated to them instead, 

As each prize is going to be sent directly from the donors, I will need winners to agree that their postal address are to be passed onto donors. By entering the Prize Draw, YOU signify agreement.

Our generous donors also have loads of other gubbins to be getting on with, so there may be a delay in posting prizes. It is intended that all prizes should be delivered within 28 days of the draw.

I will endeavour to keep all parties updated as much as possible and in the unlikely event of a prize becoming unavailable reserve the right to substitute an alternative prize of an equal or greater value

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