As I am sure you are all aware, WBro Clive Jones of St Mary’s lodge 8373 is currently undergoing a challenge to raise money for charity. The charity which Clive is raising money for is Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's), which has helped Clive regain his independence since losing his sight whilst serving in 2000.
Clive has been set several challenges during the Six Nations:
Go sober during the 4th Feb - 18th March (excluding St David's Day)
Undertake a vow of silence during the Wales v England game (80 minutes)
3. Wear a England shirt for all games in his local pub, the Kings Arms in Market Drayton.
Clive is two weeks into his challenge, and he has overcome the hardest challenge. This was the vow of silence. Clive said "Me quiet for 80 minutes? Even when I was in my coma in 2000, I was very vocal!”
Nevertheless, Clive managed this and said “It was horrible! Not being able to see, hear anything due to the noise of the pub (it was full to bursting) and not being able to ask for help, assistance or even find out the score. I felt very vulnerable, and I won't be doing it again!”
If you would like to sponsor Clive in his challenges, please donate to his JustGiving page:
Clive will be carrying on with his challenge after the Six Nations break. He would like to thank all of you who have donated so far, and looks forward to raising a glass to you all on the 18th March!