Visit Williams and help a worthy cause


I like Twitter. It’s simple to use and a great tool for connecting with like-minded individuals. But there is one element of the 140-character service that truly grinds my gears, and that’s retweeting.

Look, I want to be helpful and generous, I truly do. But I get several requests a day from folk wanting me to retweet one of their posts, and there are many reasons why I don’t. Mainly because you asked, because I don’t know you and, well, your content is boring.

And don’t get me started on the Twitterati who retweet everyone who requests one to mark the arrival of their offspring. I seriously couldn’t give a f…

Anyway, there is a reason for the slightly obscure, rather ranty, introduction to this piece, for I was approached by the Lymphoma Association recently to retweet details of an auction that’s gone live today.  Relevant and interesting – the millions of desperate Twitter types could learn a thing or two from them.

But I thought I’d go the extra mile and raise awareness of this F1 auction by including details of it on here for your perusal.

Williams F1 Visitor Centre

The Williams crew working hard on next year's machinery.

Starting today and finishing on Sunday 18th December, the Lymphoma Association – a charity which offers information and support to people affected by lymphoma – is offering one lucky bidder the chance to visit everyone’s second-favourite F1 team: Williams.

The Williams F1 Visitor Centre is the focus of the visit for two people, starting with a cup of coffee in the Alan Jones bar, before commencing on an interactive tour of the state-of-the-art, multi-million pound, Grand Prix Collection. The day will then conclude with a spot of lunch and a visit to the Williams F1 shop.

The winning bidder will also receive a couple of Williams team caps, signed by Rubens Barrichello, as well as other F1 memorabilia which happen to sport Jenson Button and Mark Webber’s signatures.

“We rely almost totally on voluntary donations to provide our free services to anyone affected by lymphoma,” says Alice Strudwick, Director of Fundraising, “and so we are hoping that people will dig deep to support the final fundraising event of our 25th anniversary year.”

I’m sure they will.

You can bid on the Williams F1 tour by visiting the eBay auction page located here. For further information, call the Lymphoma Association fundraising team on 01296 619407, email them at [email protected], or visit their website

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