Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity

John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.

John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.

He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”

“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”

Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.

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    Default Time to let Peter simon go

    It is clear Peter Simon is clearly ill, now it's time for him to retire from situp tv.Becqster should take over from him and axe the fashion bit on Monday afternoons.Thanks Peter Simon time to retire now and let someone else take over.By the way twitter account petersimonsays thinks it is a fake account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam82 View Post
    It is clear Peter Simon is clearly ill, now it's time for him to retire from situp tv.Becqster should take over from him and axe the fashion bit on Monday afternoons.Thanks Peter Simon time to retire now and let someone else take over.By the way twitter account petersimonsays thinks it is a fake account.
    He was good in his heyday, the late 1990's kids shows and early 2000's with Bid-Up but he is now really showing his age and to me is as thin as a rake.
    I agree that he should call it a day now because i'm sure none of us would want to see him collapse live on air...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam82 View Post
    Becqster should take over from him and axe the fashion bit on Monday afternoons.
    The Becqster is on Bid at 10pm.

    WHEY-HEY!



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    Bidtv management if you are reading this please retire Peter Simon and do not allow flipping mike mason to take over or some god forsaken new presenter who we never heard off.Makes a change paul becque working instead once a week lazy.

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    I hope Peter SImon recovers and comes back soon. However if he were to retire the heir to his throne is without doubt Steve Mcdonald. Would be great to see him back on bid in the prime time slots. IMO no one comes close to our Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by bidtvbs View Post
    I hope Peter SImon recovers and comes back soon. However if he were to retire the heir to his throne is without doubt Steve Mcdonald. Would be great to see him back on bid in the prime time slots. IMO no one comes close to our Steve
    I agree

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    My 17 year old son asked me if I used Bid tv as my own private comedy show. He was amused to watch me chortling away at Paul Becque's antics last night. I was feeling a bit flat and I must say he really cheered me up!

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    Steve McDonald loves price drop don't think he move to bid.Don't let it be that dreadful annoying Sally jaxx she is on more times than anyone else.Reckon she get's paid more than others of situp tv, by the way bid price drop hosts blackberry is cheap £119 not that expensive.


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