These cards are from the drawings he gave them for their auction a while back. Because the drawings were Christmas-themed, the charity decided to hang on to them and do something else with them. Hence these cards!
I can always use Christmas cards, so I'd buy these for sure, but they mentioned on Twitter than they might not be able to ship outside of the UK.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH recalled taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge a whopping six times as he urged Londoners to brave the water for an upcoming charity swim.
The Sherlock star, 41, said he was doused in freezing water many times to raise awareness of motor neurone disease (MND) when the challenge went viral in 2014.
He is now asking people to show their support for those affected by the illness again, this time with the London City Swim.
Cumberbatch, who is patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, said: “As someone who stripped off and got doused in ice cold water SIX times as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge three years ago, I remember very vividly how so many millions of us did our bit to help raise awareness of MND and support those people living with the disease.
“A fantastic amount of money was donated but scientific research is incredibly expensive, and my friend Professor Stephen Hawking and his team want to raise money to analyse the genomes of 15,000 people with MND, including thousands of people living in the UK with the disease.
“This work will get the world closer to finding a cure to MND.
“To help raise money please take part in the London City Swim, happening in east London’s Royal Victoria Docks on Friday.”
The star went on: “I am told the water is tested every two weeks against EU bathing regulations to ensure perfect purity for open water swimming – apparently it’s slightly salty but really clean and pleasant to swim in.
“Do join hundreds of other swimmers in supporting the event.”
The sponsored swimming event is held annually and has raised millions of pounds towards research and awareness in aid of motor neurone disease.
It takes place at Royal Victoria Dock at 4pm on Friday September 22.
I'm with you, Magda! I suddenly have a burning need to see pictures and videos of BC swimming. For science
Not just for science - for charity! First he gets accused of not taking in refugees, but telling others to swim and then not doing it himself?? Anyway, I remember clearly that he once said in an interview that he loves swimming and he swims every day. Of course, that's when he was talking about how he gets ready to play Sherlock . . . but swimming is swimming! And we need photographic evidence!
Post by onebluestocking on Sept 21, 2017 14:05:36 GMT
Maybe he could handle it like that charity bike marathon with Adam a few years back. They put out the word that if fans sent enough in donations, they would post photos of BC in bicycle gear. Lo and behold: