Charity Events & Contributions
Martin’s comparing and auctioning skills have raised tens of thousands of pounds for a wide range of charities.
In addition, he is patron of ‘Just a Drop’, which provides clean water to underprivileged communities around the world.
Just A Drop
Just a Drop raises money to build wells, install boreholes and hand pumps, and carry out sanitation and health education programmes in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. Martin is a Patron of the Charity.
Martin ran the London marathon 2010 in aid of ‘Make a Wish’. Fighting a badly damaged knee, strained ligaments and an acute lack of preparation, he staggered around the course in a remarkable 6 hrs 57 minutes and 19 seconds!
Despite the less-than-olympian performance, Martin still managed to raise over £2000 for the charity.
The charity founded by legendary goal keeper Bob Wilson, Dedicated to bringing special days to the seriously ill who are between the ages 16 and 40 years of age and live in the United Kingdom. Martin has compared the charity auction at several fundraising events.
Martin is an active supporter of this charity, which aims to stop cruelty to animals, particularly Asiatic ‘Moon Bears’ in China. He has visited the ‘moon bear sanctuary in Chengdu in China, and compared many events and auctions for the charity.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
The charity that trains and places canines with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing at no cost. Martin has personal family links with this charity and has raised thousands at charity auctions on their behalf.
Make A Wish
Charity granting wishes of children and young people aged between 3 and 17 living with life threatening illnesses. Martin ran the London marathon in 2010 for them, and has acted as auctioneer at many fundraising events.