"Pat Fish has been unwell"

£11,335 of £7,000 goal

Raised by 253 people in 1 month
Created May 17, 2019
Team Fishy
on behalf of Patrick Huntrods

He is a Master of Budvar. He is an old Wilsonian. He is a Scandal in a Bath of Bacon and the Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers.

Pat Fish, aka. Mr Jazz Butcher, aka.  The Almost Abstemious Bohemian Godfather of the New Barcelona, NN1 Northampton has been unwell. This will come as a bit of a shock to those of you who may have thought that he was always slightly unwell, which is just a matter of opinion anyway.

Fishy’s recent bout of unwellness has NOT, unfortunately,  been  a matter of opinion . Like climate change and the fact that Spurs might beat Liverpool in that football thingy,  it is an unfortunate fact of life, (depending on who you support).  

I am not going to go into medical details here, because …well, that’s  probably best left to healthcare professionals who have already had their breakfast, and dwelling on the details  all seems a bit UN-Fishy somehow. 

Honestly….I had to browbeat the poor man deep into the night just to get him to agree to this fundraiser in the first place.

Despite his recent brush with inconvenient unwellness, Pat  has, unsurprisingly, remained Fishily stoic throughout. Perhaps a little too stoic. He hardly told a soul about it all. But then, as he himself  said, “Sure, what else is there to do of a January and February but go to the radiology department anyway?” 

I suppose at this point I should start reassuring some of you that Pat does seem to have seen off the reaper this time, and he has been responding well to treatment. He remains “Cautiously optimistic.”  

 Which is probably a fairly good outlook  for everyone, all of the time, anyway isn’t it?  


39288188_1558093958170241_r.jpegAnyway …guess what? Pat is a musician and, consequently he is a little on the light side of comfortably off sometimes. Understandably, this is one of those times. It's kind of difficult to hit the stage and entertain the people when there are medical necessities that need attending to.

Pat has asked me to point out that this fundraiser is not to pay for his actual medical treatment, (though recovery might be said to be a large part pf treatment), because, thankfully, we live in a country in which it is not always necessary to sell one of your kidneys to afford the medicine to make the other kidney better. We have free healthcare, and the very fine people at  Northampton hospital have been doing their utmost to keep the Butcher, butchering, which is how we like him .

But hey, working ain't exactly easy on the road to recovery  ...so here we are. 

I think we can all agree that recuperation is probably best endured  without having to keep half an eye on the electricity meter while skimping on the lentils and wondering if Raoul can be fed properly. 

Of course Raoul would always be fed. Even if he had to eat Fishy. 
Let us not let that happen, ladies and gentlemen. Let us not let Fishy be nibbled by Raoul. 
Raoul is Pat’s cat, by the way. In case you were wondering. 


So, dig deep. Get your wodge out. Throw a few pennies in the old boy’s hat.
He’s a a lovely fellow and I know he’s helped a lot of people out over the years. Me included. Probably you too, in some way, if you’ve made it this far. 
Let’s help make his continued recuperation as economically serene as possible and then we might all enjoy the twiglet uplands of our continued existence together, relatively unskint, for the forseeable future  

If you would rather use paypal here is the link directly for that.


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There is  a Masters of Budvar testimonial rewind concert being organised at the Labour Club in Northampton on the 22nd of June. 

That might prove to be quite a night if you are in the vicinity.  

All monies raised through that, and this, go directly to Mr Fish, forthwith and without let or hindrance. 

If you can't throw in financial help, then a social share of this fundraiser or a shoutout on social media helps to spread the word, and that  goes a long way too.

Cash from Cancer …because every cloud has a silver lining, even if it’s only a few quid.

Many thanks for your time and consideration

PS. Pat's other suggestion for this fundraiser was that I might include a slightly less terrifying picture of Raoul. 
Here  he is looking louche and full of catfood.

39288188_1558385203405614_r.jpegLet's keep him that way.
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A couple of you have been asking about the impending benefit concert at The Labour club in Northampton on the 22nd of June. If you would like to purchase a ticket for this event, please send ten pounds per ticket with a name, which I will put on a list, at the door, for the event. You will get your ticket upon presentation of the required bottle of Budvar. Entertainment will be provided. All profits will be passed on to the Fishy fund. Here is the paypal address ...don't forget to send the names if you want to come. https://paypal.me/willcarruthers
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An update and word from the man himself. He seems happy and Raoul has been pacified. Nice work people.

"You people are astonishing. Thank you all. I really don't know what else to say. I am overwhelmed at what you've all said and done. Only a few days ago this was just Will laughingly strong arming me into approving a benefit concert at the local club... and now this! I hardly feel equipped to respond. For what it's worth, I've had a couple of positive scans (or should that be "negative"?) and I'm feeling all right. Your kind contributions will enable me to pay my bills and some important debts, but your generosity has been so great that I feel compelled to advise you that beer will also be taken. Not spirits, though. I'm not suicidal. So thank you again! What you have done for me is amazing. I am, in fact, amazed. Amazed, delighted and grateful. x
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£11,335 of £7,000 goal

Raised by 253 people in 1 month
Created May 17, 2019
Team Fishy
on behalf of Patrick Huntrods
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