Sunday 29 May 2011

Sweet Message and Praise for the Initiative of Wonderful Fans

Richard Armitage acknowledged the wonderful fund rasing activities by Servetus, Calexora (mentioned in this post) and so many more of his fans who joined, in a new letter to his fans, which thankfully posted for all of us to enjoy.
As I could not figure out, how to directly link to the message and not just to the main index site, I insert and quote the whole message here:

29th May 2011

Dear All,

I wanted to post a message to say a huge thank you for your generosity of donations to the Christchurch fundraiser on 22nd May, I gather there was a considerable contribution from members of our little community, which is gratefully received to help a rather larger and damaged community 'rise up' get back on its feet. I am so grateful and proud to see such support from so far away, you really are hugely reliable when it comes to those in need. Thank you. I hope our little teaser want too much of a tease, it is so difficult to give anything away, of the movie we are making but we had to do something; I have resisted signing anything 'Hobbity', until the film is finished (just a little bit superstitious) but I was very proud to add my name to the book for Christchurch.

I had a belated request from a certain Wizard about some cello playing, now as a music lover, and particularly that instrument, I can see how that might be a real possibility and perhaps a joy to hear...if Yo Yo Ma were asked. However, raising money for charity by simulating the sound of a strangled cat whose claws are clinging onto a chalkboard for dear life, whilst someone in another room tries to tune a radio in, would result in a charity deficit, with demands for refunds and compensation to boot. So I may have to decline for now, until I have had time to practice a bit more.

With regards for requests for social media, blogs tweets etc. I have always worried that I will reveal something about the project I am working on that I am not allowed to, added to the fact that I am just about up to e mailing and little more, I may have to abstain for now.

So were are about to depart for our short hiatus and I will be sorry to say farewell to Wellington and NZ, one of the most exciting places I have been lucky enough to live and work, not just a magnificent landscape but a warm, friendly, generous and really cool community, which has welcomed us with open arms. Seriously this place has to go to the top of the Bucket List.

Much Love

What a wonderful message to wake up to and Calexora, we can still dream on and hope for him to play the cello once ;o)


  1. Yes we can. :)

  2. @calexora
    I am so glad for you, Calexora. I smiled when I read the letter and thought how well you and Servetus deserved to be mentioned for all your efforts for Christchurch. What a wonderful message and what a wonderful man to be a fan of.

  3. I'm so delighted with this message! Good work to all those who organized the fund-raising efforts. :)

  4. @bccmee
    As Calexora well put it, I had a 'silly smile' on my face all day and still have ;o)
    I am so glad for Servetus, Calexora and Frenzy and the unnamed others, as they have put such a lot of personal effort into the cause. And it once again shows, that he is a wonderfully decent and admirable man, really caring for his fans and for Christchurch.

  5. I think we all had a huge grin on our faces when we read it (a fast beating heart as well) and afterwards. Not only it was a great surprise 'to hear' from him but he didn't have to say anything and nevertheless he did.

    OML :)

  6. @onemorelurker1
    He just makes me proud to be his fan all over again. I did not expect him to recognize the fan outburst at all. I thought all actors of "The Hobbit" might be ordered to keep silent except for official events for the film.
    The more I cherish his writing such a lovely letter.
    I just cannot stop smiling. He makes the day really bright for me ;o)
    Thank you, onemorelurker!