The Ministry of Silly Walks
This should be real, shouldn't it - isn't that the perfect description of most of us?!! But it actually isn't all that funny, really - and don't you just wish more people knew WHY you walk like you do?
One of our members, Douglas Sager, has been working really hard on developing the idea of a short awareness-raising film, roughly based on this classic Monty Python sketch - he's found a superb film-maker and we're aiming to film the majority of it at Mary Reilly's clinic in London. The idea is that this will be promoted to any and everyone and explain, simply and in 90 seconds (!) what having CMT means to us. We're even hoping that we can contact John Cleese to do the voice-over!
There's only one drawback, of course (isn't there always) - and it's cost. Great production people cost money, and whilst they are happy to do work at charity rates, it's still more than we can fund just at the moment.
So Douglas is busy trying to gain sponsorship (if you have any ideas, please let me know and I'll pass the information onto him) and he's also set up a Justgiving page to take donations specifically for this project.
If you would like to help get this film launched - please go to http://www.justgiving.com/douglas-sager to make a donation via Justgiving.
Thanks - we think this could be a great way of raising awareness - and if there is any way we can raise the funds before Awareness Month, maybe we can launch the film during September!