Tuesday, 1 September 2009

H.O.M. (Helping Old Men)
Sponsor An Old Man And See The Difference.

grumpy old men Pictures, Images and Photos

Throughout the developing streets of Wallsend, Byker and Bensham, it is a stark fact that thousands upon thousands of old men, often widowers, are lonely and dressed in unsavoury clothes. Pensions don't go far today and life is no picnic for many of them. After 40 or more years of backbreaking labour in the bookies and signing on, their carpets are dirty, their food is undercooked and they are overrun with Guinness. It's a disgrace. Perhaps the greatest tragedy of all this is the systematic abolition from public houses of their preferred tipple - mild - in favour of gassy lagers and vitamin-free alcopops. Given access to their nutritious mild, with or without pork scratchings, these old men could live long and fruitful lives, breaking out of the cycle of misery forever. And that's where HOM, with your support, can help.
When you sponsor an old man with H.O.M. you won't only be helping that old man - you'll be supporting his community too. Working with the community, H.O.M. establishes what needs are greatest and then directs its energies to fulfil them. It may be help with shopping, bathing, prostate problems or bowling. Whatever your sponsorship supports, you can be sure that your monthly contribution will improve, even save, lives - now and in the future.

Experience the joy of sponsoring an old man:
When you sponsor an old man, you are not left wondering what difference your money has made. One of the most important aspects of H.O.M.s work is facilitating the exchange of letters and photos between you and your sponsored old timer. Through these letters you will be able to chart his progress for yourself, and you, your sponsored old man and your respective families will learn about very different ways of life. As each of his bus passes expires you will be sent a photocopy of it for your records.

Sponsoring an old man today is easy:
How often do you get the chance to improve the life of not just one old man, but also the lives of his family, friends and the people he plays dominoes with? Sponsorship costs just £5 per month - that's under 17p pence per day - and can make a world of difference to an old man who will become a part of your life.

Letter From A Satisfied Old Man:
Dear H.O.M.
I just had to write to tell you about my potatoe peeler. It's fixed and it's all down to your sponsorship thing. Not only that, but the £5 I receive each week from the Chadwicks has enabled me to trade up to Royals and pay off my tab at William Hill. It's a wonderful thing you've done for me.
Yours Sincerely,
Ron Gillespie.

Letter from a satisfied sponsor:
Dear H.O.M.
When we first began sponsoring Pete he was severely underweight had fallen into disrepair and had a hole in his foot. Now he is a chipper 78-year-old with clean socks, two new hips and a proper shed.
Bob and Cheryl Comanche,
South Gosforth.

We currently have 3 'new' old men that we're looking to enter into the programme. Below is a rundown of their case studies for you to have a look at.

Name: Horace Tupper.
Age: 83.
Place Of Birth: Bensham.
Horace did not complete his education, spending his teenage years down a tin mine. As an adult he did 45 years' service as nightwatchmen at a cabbage silo. Sustained by a diet of butchers' tripe, he cannot afford any teeth and has only basic furnishings in his flat.

Name: Reg Cartwright.
Age: 78.
Place Of Birth: Battle Hill.
Despite 60 years at Royal Doulton, reg is forced to eke out a meagre existence collecting twigs for the council. His home is an old Vauxhall Corsa without running water or waste disposal facilities. He burns his rubbish outside in an oil drum and uses tree sap to style his remaining hair.

Name: Alf Tweeds.
Age: 81.
Place Of Birth: Wallsend.
Alf lives with his slippers in a house overrun with rolling tobacco and no indoor latrine. Scared to venture outside, he wraps all his stools in newspaper and keeps them in the spare room. Careworkers once found a teabag deep inside his ear.

Right then, time for some new tunes. A bumper bag of absolute belters this week covering everything from broken-beat to synth pop to disco to punk-funk to techno and back again. I'll spare you the usual half page of self indulgent musical wankery this time so just dive in and enjoy.

Destroyer * Bay Of Pigs

Tame Impala * H.F.G.W. (Canyons Drunken Rage Edit)

LCD Soundsystem * Jump In The Fire

Crazy P * Caught UP (Still Going Vox Edit)

Esther Phillips * All The Way Down (Leftside Wobble Edit)

Mark Farina Feat Sean Hayes * Dream Machine (Downtempo Edit)

Floating Points * K G Beat

Moxie Disco Edits * Beyond Jupiter

Heartbreak * We're Back (Vitalic Remix)

Till next time. Big Love.
Moogar. X.

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