"This Morning" tomorrow - see Brucie in Action!

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  1. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
    12,655
    London
    Hi Bruce

    I watched your piece alongside several colleagues at AS, more than a few of whom were visibly moved. You did a fantastic job of telling yours and Jan’s story: thank you so much.

    Katherine
     
  2. Pollyanna

    Pollyanna Registered User

    Jul 8, 2008
    814
    Hi

    I just wanted to echo what has already been said. I found the piece very moving.

    I have looked at the donations made on line for the campaign and it's obvious that Bruce and Jan's story touched so many people.

    Yet again, it makes you realise just how many people this affects.

    Polly x
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Time slot changes from programme to programme

    For anyone wanting to record This Morning, it is good to note:

    If you have Sky+ or another 'programme-based' mechanism for recording [that is, not simply setting your own start/stop time], then the programme is scheduled as TWO programmes, one before the news, a different one after.

    The segment yesterday was 11.30 [programme 2] but the one today was 11.10 [programme 1].

    To be sure of capturing the segment in advance, you need to set up to record both parts of the programme.
     
  4. burfordthecat

    burfordthecat Registered User

    Jan 9, 2008
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    Bruce

    I have just watched the link. You did one fantastic job.:) I can only begin to imagine how emotionally hard that must have been for you to do. Thank you

    Love Carina x
     
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Excellent Bruce. Very well done and touching.
     
  6. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    This Morning Christmas appeal for Alzheimer's Society.

    Here is the link for the This Morning appeal on just giving.

    THIS MORNING CHRISTMAS APPEAL

    This Morning has nominated the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Scotland for their Christmas Charity Appeal. Nearly £40,000 raised so far!

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  7. Bookworm

    Bookworm Registered User

    Jan 30, 2009
    2,581
    Co. Derry
    An chance of A.S. selling a DVD of the whole appeal???
     
  8. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Nice thought as a money spinner but I believe that the rights to the individual pieces will reside with ITV, not the Alzheimer's Society.

    Your idea is still a good one however - more so if tweaked so that a resource DVD is produced to be used in training for dementia care.

    Now THAT would be something I would wholeheartedly support. :)
     
  9. Bookworm

    Bookworm Registered User

    Jan 30, 2009
    2,581
    Co. Derry
    I suppose (being me!!) training was what I had in mind -but did not like to say it - could your lovely clip be used for training? It's a thought - but would need careful consideration.....I think the whole appeal is outstanding in the portrayal of love, dilemma, compassion and personhood and I could see someone like myself beginning to move into an area of raising awareness and skills one day with material like this at the heart of it. There have been calls on TP & elsewhere (recently) for training, there was another thread suggesting someone had done training work with local AS. I know you can do a Masters in dementia care but I'm talking a really practical training idea like the St John 1st Aid approach - you know - you can do 1 day, or 4 or more, & regular updates & it keeps you on your toes with skills - I think we need more skills and awareness right across NHS, SS staff & businesses & of course the public too. I wish I had clicked on the record button! I don't think it can be kept from the ITV link though.
     
  10. janlyn

    janlyn Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    192
    gloucester
    well done

    hi bruce,
    i like many others want to thank you and jan for the touching film, my husband has just been diagnosed with ftd, we have been together for thirty five years we met like you and your jan when he was eighteen and i was fourteen we have been married for nearly thirty two years . we are expecting a visit from our local alzhimers today as we want to know what we will be comming accross in the near future thanks to all the help we have had from tp members and seeing your film and knowing we are not alone helps us greatly thank you so much:)
     
  11. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    I would heartily second this Karen. I didn't realise for long enough that the AS supported all types of dementias not just AD and because of this when Mum was diagnosed with VAD I didn't realise for long enough that they were the people to whom I should have turned for support.
     
  12. gill@anchorage5

    gill@anchorage5 Registered User

    Apr 29, 2007
    211
    Southampton
    Hello Bruce

    Just watched via the link - a job well done and what a wonderful advert for TP!

    When I logged on to TP tonight there was the highest number logged on that I have ever seen. I'm sure your coverage will have brought so many new people to this site and hope that they will find the support here that I have appreciated so much over the years.

    Take care

    Gill x
     
  13. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    This Morning Christmas Appeal

    Anyone else been following this?

    I set the recorder and watch in the evenings. Each day they have covered different stories and aspects of dementia. I think they have done an excellent job.

    I checked online earlier and so far they have raised just short of £140,000 and their target was £100,000...fantastic!:)
     
  14. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    #74 Brucie, Dec 24, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
    ]A Postscript to the 2009 Christmas Appeal at the "This Morning" programme at ITV.

    I thought I would share some pictures from a party held at the ITV South Bank studios in London yesterday, to celebrate Christmas and to announce the amount - so far - raised in the appeal.

    Despite the parlous weather conditions around the country, there was a room full of people who had been involved in the videos, and others who had been collecting for the appeal, plus members of Alzheimer's Society and well-known people who have associated themselves with the charity.

    I went with Nina and her grandson Dylan.

    The TV programme went on as normal in the studio downstairs, while there were frequent cuts to the room we were in, to feature interviews.

    As tends to be the case with dementia, most of the carers and people with the condition were much older than those of us with a young onset experience. We found ourselves at a table with John Stevenson's family - you may remember he is the lovely man featured in the videos, who was 52 when diagnosed. He and his daughter also appeared in the Terry Pratchett films earlier this year. A lovely family, and a privilege to meet them.

    We had the opportunity to talk informally with a number of the celebrities - Lynda Bellingham [a gem!], Tony Robinson, and X Factor contestant Danyl among them.

    We were surprised and delighted when, at the end of the programme when the amount collected was to be announced, the entire group of celebrities joined our table. So, with Lynda Bellingham at our left, and Danyl at our right, it was a trifle unreal.

    Here are some [rather poor] pictures from the day. I had my pocket camera with me and only used it for movies as flash photography is so obtrusive.

    party 2.jpg

    party 1.jpg

    Gino "King of the Jungle" came in as Santa and he is even more charming in person than on the screen.

    Gino 1.jpg

    Danyl and Tania

    Danyl and Tania.jpg

    Dylan [purple shirt] got in the act as a guest celebrity....

    Dylan and other celebs.jpg
     
  15. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    more pictures:

    Danyl

    Danyl 3.jpg

    Eamon

    Eamon.jpg

    Eamon, Tania and Danyl

    Eamon Tania Danyl.jpg

    Gino

    Gino 3.jpg

    Lynda Bellingham

    Lynda 2.jpg
     
  16. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    and finally...

    janice.jpg

    I gave a special thankyou to Janice, the director of the whole thing, and the person who came to our home and to see Jan in the filming.

    Very sensitive, very nice person who did a magnificent job for the campaign.

    Behind Janice in this picture is Paul Ross, one of the presenters of the programme.
     
  17. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    and finally, there are too many AS people to thank, but in particular Jo Swinhoe, the person responsible for all of it deserves more than a back view picture, but.... it is all I have... :(

    Well done, Jo and the entire team!

    Jo.jpg

    Jo, seated, with Lynda Bellingham and Tony Robinson in the background
     
  18. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Bruce, thank you for sharing. Good pictures under the circumstances.

    Glad that the 'wrap up' party went well.
     

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