Patron of Sheffield Institute Foundation

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Tourism
Occupation Retired. Now a Patron of The Sheffield Institute Foundation, for research into Motor Neurone Disease also researching other Nuerolgical disorders including Alzheimer's & Parkinson's diseases.
Location Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Former Professional Rugby League Player,The first Pro R.L. player to break his Neck, Be Paralyzed and Play Professionally again!(1959). Ran a leisure company which exported to 54 country's ,sold out because of health issues in the early 90's. Became a Patron of the Sheffield Institute Foundation in 2007 after my eldest son Shaun was diagnosed with Motor Nuerone Disease. Shaun died in January this year,aged 40 years young.Leaving a wife and three young daughters,aged 7,9 & 11. With the help of my wife Lynn and daughter Danielle I am now concentrating even more in helping the other great Patrons of SIF raising the last few £millions needed to create The worlds first dedicated research center in to MND.also known as Lou Gerhigs, & ALS. My Nickname in my business life was"The Kentucky Kid" I had a product that became world famous called "The Kentucky Derby" it was a game of skill that was sold to Theme Parks. In my photograph displayed perched on my right shoulder is my Parrot "Tali-Talisker" he informs me that he is 231 years old and that he went on the original TBB all those years ago? Would you believe him?
Interests Sailing & Golf and My Family, Not necessary in that order.
Favorite Movies Somebody Up There likes Me, The Quiet Man.
Favorite Music March of The Gladiators, Just One Minute More, Hey Big Spender.
Favorite Books "How to win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie

Do you believe that forks are evolved from spoons?

Yes, and Who is Hedley Muscroft?