Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Oliver's Army Needs YOU

You, loyal readers, already know that little Oliver Dickey is a superhero; this picture only serves to prove it.

But tonight a lot more people have been made aware of this reality after he, little brother Max, mum Charlene and dad Neil appeared on UTV Live, Northern Ireland's nightly ITV news programme.

Please have a watch by clicking on HERE. Trust me, it's worth it.

A lot more money has since been added to the fundraising pot, which is now galloping towards £4,000.

This is an excellent effort, just a handful of days in, but we still have a long way to go if we're to reach the magic £60k.

If you have already given, thank you sincerely.  If you haven't, that would be very nice - here's the LINK.

But that's not my primary ask this evening.  Because what we now need are big ideas.

The Twitter campaign is ongoing - you can check it out at @helpweeoliver or via the hashtag #helpweeoliverwalk.   The latest celebrities to join the crusade include comedian Jimmy Cricket, footballer Mark Bosnich and Grand Prix motorcycling star turned commentator Steve Parrish.    

The media campaign also continues to be rolled out, and needs to be upped.

However, we need items to auction/raffle.  Can you help?

We could also do more more well-known and/or influential figures to get involved in one way or another.  Can you assist on this front?

Or is there something we are missing?

If you have any ideas, thoughts, offers - you name it - please email them to me at barrywhitestuff@gmail.com. I will share them with Charlene and Neil and come back to you.

The title of tonight's UTV film was Oliver's Army, and I need you to join up.

(Needless to say I have already tweeted Elvis Costello asking for his support).