Sean has made some very public appearances recently regarding raising money for Diabetes charity and ME support charities. Not only has he donated 10% of his takings for two weeks to the two charities he has also made a risky bet with his long term friend and colleague about the results of a football match between Bristol City and Rovers. Sean even had an interview on Bristol radio regarding the bet.
Terms of the Bet
Sean, a Rovers fan, bet his City fan partner Mike that whoever’s team lost the Saturday 3rd May’s match between Rovers and Mansfield would have to wear the opposing team’s shirt for a week. The shirt would have to be worn so that it could be seen and specifically in areas where supporters of their own team would see it. Both men were justifiably nervous and saw defeat as a double blow.
Sean of Cleaner Carpets Bristol said: “It’s going to be a lose-lose for me if we don’t get that point. Not only will my team be kicked out of the league, which would be terrible, but I’ll also have to wear a City shirt for a week.” (Bristol Post)
Diabetes and ME – two conditions close to Sean’s Heart
The two reasons behind Sean’s breathtaking challenge are his two children, who seem to have been dealt a blow in terms of their health and how their conditions have affected their lives. His son was diagnosed with diabetes six years ago and has had to adjust to life with the restrictions of watching what he eats and monitoring his blood every day – understandably he finds it to be like a life sentence. Sean’s daughter has suffered from ME for thirteen years with the fatigue and pain severely affecting the quality of her life. Like any father who loves his children he wanted to take steps to help to find a cure or at least improve the lives of his children and other sufferers of the two chronic illnesses. We will give contact details of the two charities Sean would appreciate donations to at the end this post.
Who Lost the Bet Then?
Sadly Sean lost the bet and is presently wearing a red City shirt to work this week; having just spoken to him he is still smiling and pleased that he is raising the profile of the two charities and that the passion of football is encouraging people to give to charity. If you see Sean about – even after the week is up remind him of the time he had to wear a City shirt!!!!
Where to Donate
It may have been a lose – lose situation for Sean but it was actually a win win situation for his charities – if Rovers had won the game then Sean would not have had to wear the City shirt and we may not have learned so much about the charities.
If you would like to make a donation here are the contact details of the charities:-
To donate to ME Awareness text AFMEDO and the amount you would like to donate to 70070.
Or to donate to JDRF visit www.jdrf.org.uk/get-involved/ ways-to-give/make-a-donation