The telethon this year started off with 20,000€ in the kitty from outside events .7,000€ more than the whole day last year which was embarrassing, to say the least.Not though as embarrassing as trying to raise 100,000€ and falling short even with the 20,000€ starter by less than half.None of this was as embarrassing as mr Pudsey, when he realised he was not going to reach the total not even half, so live on air he laid into the rich and not so famous as they would like to be. Saying how they could get cancer and die just like the rest of us and how they all drive about in their flash cars that cost more than the money they were trying to raise.Sack me martin ,he said if I am speaking OUT OF TURN, I am embarrassing you but what is a 100€ no 1000€ to you lot.” at that point HANNAH jumped in, THANK GOD!and got back to the auction.You overshot your mark, you have to realise you are small fry radio, and you have limitations.You have not got friends like Maurice Boland had who walked into the reception with a briefcase full with 5000€, not only one but 3 all anonymous donations that year. As Mr Pudsey said “we don,t care where the money has come from just give it to us.Unfortunately you Mr Pudsey and martin do not float about in that sort of circles, do not blame you either, other peoples laundry is not the way to go.
You cannot claim a success, however much it is if it is below 100,000€. You have failed and you have nobody but yourselves and your ego to blame. Sad you could have had a roaring success just under or just over 50,000€, (you are being really cagey about the final figure so I do not know) ,all will be revealed on Monday at 9.20am by Steph miller and Hannah on the breakfast show let,s hope it is at least 50,000€-half of what was needed .
Please take my advice for next year , no this year , Go back to just before Christmas, so much a better time, festive spirit etc , birth of CHRIST not the betrayal and death of Christ .
Mr Pudsey we all know you have a very sarcastic, dry,bordering on cynical sense of humour.It all came out on telethon day , frankly it made us all cringe, even your fellow presenters, and as for you Martin either come on mike and tell everybody what to do or shut up and let Hannah and the rest get on with it .Your constant remarks off mike but heard in the background were not only embarrassing for us the listener but for the likes of Hannah and Giles and the rest,not Mr Pudsey he was ignoring you and wrapped up in his self-centered ego.
Finally, before anyone says,” and what did you do for Cudeca? well as my other alias Mr toad I bid for over 20 items with the aim of pushing the price up to raise more.I partly failed in that by ending up buying 4 items due to the fact that nobody would bid more for the price of these lots,they were purchased by me for less than the price value Because nobody wanted to buy them .MORE AND MORE the telethon Has become bargain basement oF cheap goods, I remember the time when people paid more than the price,the value of the lot because the money was going to Cudeca.
You are not going to get Mr Pudsey any money from the rich and selfish by showing them up for what they are, shallow and self-centred. What you have to do is grovel, praise and have an event where they can be shown off for how wonderful they are.It AMAZES ME THAT I HAVE TO BE SAYING THIS.But I am, maybe it is because you are one of them or were and they have abandoned you now. It is not 1980 and you have not had a hit record FOR years.Still you are remembered down on the costa del sol. It seems to be the elephants graveyard, ask your previous station owner HE IS DEFINITELY BURIED HERE.( METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING)Oh, one last thing all of us that bid or donate to Cudeca do it because we believe it to be a good cause not as insurance in case we get cancer. Why? well, some of us do not live on the costa Del sol and if we get cancer no matter how much we give we do not get the wonderful care Cudeca offer. You see it is only for the costa del sol.
ONE YEAR OVER 50% OF THE BIDS CAME FROM OUTSIDE OF THE COSTA DEL SOL, THINK ON MR PUDSEY BEFORE YOU JUDGE US , WE GIVE KNOWING THAT IF THAT DAY ARRIVES WE ARE GOING TO HELP OURSELVES BECAUSE THERE IS NO HELP FROM CUDECA FOR US .
30/3/15 final figure 50,000€ announced, quote. “a great success this will pay for 6 months care team” So all,s well that ends well. Well half well.
I MAY SEEM TO HAVE BEEN OVER CRITICAL I SUPPOSE I EXPECT TOO MUCH BUT CUDECA MEANS TOO MUCH FOR MANY AND THEY DESPERATELY NEED MORE.