A Good Cause

For ongoing family reasons I haven’t posted here since January.

However, Kieran, a good mate from Askeans asked me to share this –

From: Kieran Hurley <
Date: 7 March 2018 at 22:14:58 GMT
To: “davidshute
Subject: Fwd: Liam’s Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon page


Could you circulate through your extended contacts please. Not a begging message but as with all things only way to raise money for others in the future



Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:

From: Liam Hurley <
Date: 7 March 2018 at 21:49:29 GMT
To: Kieran Hurley <
Subject: Liam’s Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon page


You can help Liam Hurley raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/liamhurleyhackneyhalf?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=liamhurleyhackneyhalf&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=VNypdyKpe.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support!

If you go to the link and know Kieran you’ll see that it is a very worthwhile cause.

Please help if you can.



Sunday Times

Just a couple of very short posts for Sunday – have spent most of day at Cheltenham Hospital emergency chemo unit.

This is a good competition for winning tickets to the 6 Nations


Going Japanese

As from today (27th January) you can apply for tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

General ballot applications for Team Packs and Stadium Packs — allowing fans to follow their favourite team through the group stage or base themselves in a particular host city — will go on sale.

Applications will be accepted until the middle of February.

Tickets for the tournament had previously only been available to a select number of people who are members of the “Japan rugby family” or Japanese club team supporters.

A World Rugby spokesman said there had been strong demand for tickets in Japan and he expected the same level of excitement globally in the ticket packs to be launched on Saturday.

Japan 2019 represents the first time the Rugby World Cup will be held in Asia and also the first time it will be hosted by a country outside the traditional heartlands of the sport in western Europe and the southern hemisphere.

The tournament will be held from Sept. 20 – Nov. 2, 2019.


The link for England fans is here –


The key dates to follow England are:

Official Supporter Tours now on sale for international and domestic fans via www.rugbyworldcup.com/supportertours

27 January – 12 February: General ballot applications for team packs and stadium packs – open to fans around the world

19 May – 26 June: Individual match ticket applications for Supporters Club/Front Row members (register via www.rugbyworldcup.com/supporters)

19 September – 12 November: General ballot applications for individual match tickets – open to fans around the world

19 January 2019 – Real-time, first-come-first-served individual match ticket sales