Hiya everybody, as you know, a couple of weeks ago i was told i had been nominated for the Pride Of Britain Awards in London in Oct and from the whole South West Of England i have got through to the FINAL FOUR !! ITV Westcountry came last week and filmed Elaine and me in several locations around Torquay and also filmed some other people i know on my behalf (A HUGE thank you to them ) . This film will now be shown between Monday 8th Oct and Thurdsay 11th Oct at 6pm on Westcountry TV news. (availiable on I Player) i dont know what night we are on but have been told the winner will be announced on Friday 12th October.
My nerves are shattered now, goodness knows what i will be like next week!! I have never been so nervous in my life!! The sheer thought of being awarded for doing something which i think anybody can do and not that special just seems very unreal to me.There are pepole out there in Afganistan , carrying 30lb packs on thier backs being SHOT AT !! There are pepole who risk thier lives to save others, each and every day !!
Then there is me !! With my wonderful wife and ONE COMPUTER !!!! Its so humbling and a little more that surreal lol
I would just like to say if i dont manage to get through at least we have put Dementia on the TV once again (nest week) and raised awareness. Now, if i am lucky enough to get through (I really dont think i desreve to ) all that matters to me, is not the award, but to put the Disease DEMENTIA on stage in front of MILLIONS of TV people and show people there is life after diasgnosis and hopefully help people understand that an early daignosis of this awful disease is so important to improve quaility of life, as always i will keep you posted, yours, A Very nervous, Norrms and family xxxxxxxxxxxxx