A world-wide chain of events linked by Call Sign, has helped a couple in
Australia to correspond with a close friend of their late-son, Steve Smith,
a London taxi driver who sadly died 5 years ago from a brain tumour at the
tragically young age of 45. They thought their chance of making
contact with Steve's best friend "Brian" had gone, as they had no
surname or address, just that he was a London taxi driver.
The chain started in Alicante, Spain, where former Dial-a-Cab driver and Internet Call Sign reader Sam Stuart now lives. He wrote and said:
"Hi Alan, I hope you remember me, Sam Stuart in Spain. I have a favour to ask. I correspond by email with a lady in Australia and it turns out that her son was a licensed cabby in London until he died a few years ago. She would like to contact some of his friends and asked me how she could go about it. If you don't object, I'd like to give her your email address and perhaps you could help through Call Sign?"
Sam Stuart, Alicante, Spain
Several days later, Call Sign received the following email
from Tina Berryman who wrote from her home in Perth, Western Australia. She
CALL SIGN HELPS OUT IN AUSTRALIA
Call Sign put out a terminal message asking if anyone
remembered Steve Smith and within three minutes, DaC driver Keith Baxter
(L78) came to the rescue and told us all about Steve.
Call Sign wrote back to Tina and Joe to give them the good
news that we had managed to contact the person they had been trying to reach
for such a long time. Tina replied:
|ABSOLUTE EVENTS LOOKING FOR DAC GOLFERS TO ASSIST IN CHARITY TOURNAMENT|
Rob Woodford (P49) and ex-Dial-a-Cab subscriber Phil Stern's Event
Management Company Absolute Events UK Ltd have been invited by Martyn
Hall, Director of the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund, to assist in the
running of their 22nd Annual Charity Golf Day. ELF wants to expand the
scope of the event and has asked Absolute Events to recruit participants
from among London's taxi-drivers.
The Event takes place at the Chislehurst Golf Club on Friday September 20th under Stableford rules, tee off at 12.30pm. Sponsor cards and invitations will be available soon, so register your interest now.
Each player must raise a total of £95 in sponsorship, which includes participation in an event, a buffet lunch and prizes, which are awarded for winning scores as well as for various 'on course' challenges. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and the best lady. Evening Dinner at £12 is optional and partners or non-golfing friends are cordially invited.
Are you up for the challenge? We need DaC drivers to support this
The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund exists to raise money to advance the treatment and cure of Leukaemia and related blood cancers. There are over 21,500 cases each year. Most are adults, but leukaemia still takes the lives of more children between the ages of 2 and 16 than any other disease. However, compared to 65 years ago, 80% more children and 50% adults who contract leukaemia are cured. Your participation in this event will help ELF's continuing work to improve facilities for leukaemia sufferers including the applied research project into pre-leukaemia - also known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome - the most serious blood cancer. Phase 1 was so successful that ELF has agreed a 3-year extension costing £305,000.
Details from Absolute Events UK Ltd, 41Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7BN
Telephone on 020 8693 9470 or mobile 07985 216169.
ELF will pay Absolute Events a management fee of £15 for each golfer they recruit.
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