Half marathon in a pub!!

Dear friends,

After a long time without a fundraising event (but having done lots of running) I am pleased to announce there will be a fundraiser for the bowel/colon cancer charity EuropaColon at the 3 Carrots Pub; but with a twist!!!

As well as a raffle (some great prizes!) and special drinks that evening I will also run a half marathon (on a treadmill) in the pub!

To celebrate the fact that my oncologist does not want to see me for a whole year – my very recent set of major hospital tests showed I am still cancer free and thus it is 2 years since I completed many months of chemotherapy – worth celebrating.

The fundraising is to help EuropaColon with their work across Europe (including Serbia) as a charity helping and supporting those with and who may have bowel/colon cancer. Having been there, done that, and survived advanced cancer myself this worthwhile cause is so worth supporting.

So do come along – 3 Carrots Pub, Kneza Miloša 16, Wednesday 28 September, from 18:30 until late 🙂

Mines a half poster

See you there 🙂

SWAD restaurant – Sat 14 Mar

If you are in Belgrade on Saturday 14 February March (date change) do reserve seats at Swad – Taste of India restaurant.

There is a special meal and the evening will be in support of this charity campaign.

Mini-raffle and a belly dancer to entertain you.

From 8 pm at Djusina 10 – reserve your place on 011 3220368 🙂


Three Carrots report

Many thanks to all who came along to “Charity Runner Neil‘s” first fundraiser event to help bowel cancer charities on Wednesday 27 August to fill The Three Carrots Irish Pub 🙂

The poster, designed by Rushka Jonjic, the art teacher at my school, exemplified what the whole event was about and was a great:

The Three Carrots Event poster

The Three Carrots Event poster


I am thrilled that we raised just over €750 (£600/88,000 RSD) which was a great effort by friends who came along and helped via the following:
Raffle – tickets of 100 RSD each with a dozen prizes
Sweepstake – what time will “Charity Runner Neil” finish the London Marathon
Clothing – ordering exclusive polo shirts, t-shirts and caps
Drinks – Special drinks which the pub then made a donation

A picture show of this event can be seen on Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/neil4bc/sets/72157646157323783/show/.
Many thanks to Goran Kostic (mob: 0641139516) for coming along and taking the photos.

Thanks also are due to Wendy, Jules, Philo, Alex and James for ably assisting with ensuring the smooth transition of attendees money from their wallets to the charity envelopes as they took part in the events.

And thanks also to those who donated some amazing prizes for the raffle:

  1. Meal for 2 at Le Teniza Restaurant
  2. Meal for 2 at Talas Restaurant
  3. Personally signed (on the night) copies of Yvo Kühling’s “Belgrade Bites
  4. Copy of Andy Townend’s “belgradestreets” book
  5. Copy of Komshe’s “Belgrade in your hands
  6. Qutie Designs voucher x2
  7. Three Carrots polo shirt plus keyring x2
  8. Signed copy of Matthew Palmer’s “The American Mission
  9. Masterclass lesson at the Balkan Chilli Festival

Pictures of many of the above prizes can be seen on the Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/neil4bc/fundraising-events/

Thanks are also due to Komshe and English Book for sponsoring the roll-ups, and also to Betex and 3P Learning for their sponsorship of the t-shirts.
And final thanks to the team at The Three Carrots Pub who offered to help with an event before I had even planned any events, and then went out of their way to ensure that everything worked on the night; well done to you all!

Next event on September 26, from 7 pm, at the Canadian Club – see you there 🙂