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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    You never know. There's a recession on.

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    Who knows?????

    She has been on QVC for a number of years, perhaps contract up and she wants more money???? Or she wants to do something different, Loose Women may be calling.

    Hope she is not ill, wouldn't wish that on her.

    If her blog is still on QVC site I doubt she is suspended or sacked, it would just disappear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Who knows?????

    She has been on QVC for a number of years, perhaps contract up and she wants more money???? Or she wants to do something different, Loose Women may be calling.

    Hope she is not ill, wouldn't wish that on her.


    If her blog is still on QVC site I doubt she is suspended or sacked, it would just disappear.
    She would be brilliant on Loose Women.!

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    Or Lets Due Lunch with Greenwood & Cola

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Who knows?????

    She has been on QVC for a number of years, perhaps contract up and she wants more money???? Or she wants to do something different, Loose Women may be calling.

    Hope she is not ill, wouldn't wish that on her.

    If her blog is still on QVC site I doubt she is suspended or sacked, it would just disappear.


    Debbie had been missing from Twitter for a couple of weeks, i missed her little jokes in the morning, she is always friendly and chats on there... and she returned this weekend saying she was Under the weather,, but didnt want to say more. i do hope it is nothing serious.

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    So the rumours of her being sacked are just that. Poor sounds ill.
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    Wonder if the departed/ing presenters will be replaced? Surely, the Q couldn't be experiencing financial difficulties? If they want to trim down the budget, I would suggest that, as there are too many presenters on the channel anyway - I wouldn't wish losing one's job on anyone, however much they grate on me - find out who is the most popular, i.e. has the most positive impact on the success of the Q, and cast off the rest. I bet IW is rubbing it's sticky little hands with glee.
    Something's just occurred to me; If the Q did want to do something to try and improve the situation, do you think they would consider bringing Paul Lavers back? I think he is too involved with his acting career to want to return, so that's probably a non starter. Or even persuade Dave Bradford to desert the sinking ship to lend a hand?
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    There's a comp running to get viewers time in front of the cameras! Must be cheaper.

    Her FIL was Ron Greenwood the football manager.

    To me she is one of the bearable presenters

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    So the rumours of her being sacked are just that. Poor sounds ill.
    I didn't get the impression she was ill to be honest but it's sometimes hard to tell from Twitter, I certainly hope she hasn't got health problems as I'm sure we all do. I think, as someone else mentioned, if she had been sacked her blog and Twitter link would have gone from the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georges mum View Post
    There's a comp running to get viewers time in front of the cameras! Must be cheaper.

    Her FIL was Ron Greenwood the football manager.

    To me she is one of the bearable presenters
    Greenwood is not her married name so FiL would not be called Greenwood.

    Ron Greenwood football manager is dead and am pretty sure DG's parents are both alive.
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