Mc Poker Charity Poker Table

Mc Poker Charity Poker Table
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Not only does Mike make great quality poker tables he also takes time out to put his skills to good use for those that are a little less fortunate than the rest. Don’t sit back read this post and just feel sad, it happens and it probably happens in your very neighborhood/village/city.

Big News! The Still Game table auction for TOFS will take place on Friday the 28th of November at the Grosvenor Riverboat Casino in Glasgow! We can also confirm that the table will be signed by Jack and Victor themselves, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill! This is a great charity and a chance to own an incredibly unique poker table. Please like/share/comment whatever you can with this post and help spread the word, let’s raise TOFS some money!

You may not be in a financial position to bid for such a great Mc Poker Charity Poker table but you can do your bit, share the post with family friends and even strangers as they may just have the means to help. Get off your “Bum” and press that share button, not tomorrow just do it NOW

Mike McCarron I met a customer last year who had ordered a table for her husband.  When the table was complete, mc poker croppedI dropped it off and spent some time chatting to the family.  I met their daughter, Amy-Rose who was very small at the time.  She was a very cheery, happy looking kid.  The family went on to tell me she had a condition called tofs, a condition which means she can’t swallow, had had numerous operations and struggles with the majority of food a normal child would have at her age.  I stayed in contact with them, asking how the wee one was.  She had periods of being fine and then would have to spend time in the hospital.  When i asked the family about how they got advice/support, they stated that the TOFS charity , tofs.org.uk had been fantastic.

Around the same time I’d been chatting with Greg Hemphill occasionally on twitter.  I mentioned that I would love to make a Still Game themed table and Greg thought it was a good idea. As each table is normally custom made for a customer, the idea of auctioning it for charity seemed like a great idea.  Naturally, TOFS sprang to mind.

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Over a period of time, some emails and some phone calls, Greg, his team and I came up with some ideas.  We had a custom cloth made up with all of the characters and quotes on them, some of them racier than others!

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About TOF/OA

Note for new parents: This section is aimed at helping you to understand TOF/OA a little better. Start by reading about TOF and OA, then click to find out more when you are ready. Our range of leaflets, our book, The TOF Child and our newsletter, Chew, may be of interest to you in the future.
Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and Oesophageal Atresia (OA) are rare congenital conditions of the oesophagus (food pipe) and/or trachea (airway) that affect one in every 3,500 babies. Babies born with TOF/OA need to have intensive neo-natal care prior to corrective surgery, normally within days of birth.
Some children have to undergo additional surgical interventions later on in their lives. Whilst many children born with TOF/OA will experience only a few problems, others may have difficulties with swallowing and digesting food, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (where the acidic stomach contents pass back into the lower oesophagus) and respiratory problems. The effects of surgery and associated health problems can add a great deal to the usual challenges of parenthood.

Currently nobody knows what causes TOF or OA. For the new parent of a TOF child, this is very important to understand – it was not your fault, you couldn’t have done anything to prevent it.

With the benefits of modern medical intervention and the active support of groups like TOFS, the outlook for children with TOF/OA is very positive.

Oesophageal Atresia (OA)

In Oesophageal Atresia (OA), the baby is born with a pouch at the top of its oesophagus (food pipe) which prevents food from reaching the stomach. Prior to surgery, this pouch can fill up with food and saliva, which can eventually overflow into the baby’s trachea (windpipe), entering the lungs and causing choking.

Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF)

In Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF), the bottom end of the baby’s oesophagus is joined to its trachea (windpipe). Without surgical intervention, this causes air to pass from the windpipe to the foodpipe and stomach. It can also allow stomach acid to pass into the lungs.

      

VACTERL Association

Some babies with TOF/OA are also born with problems in other parts of their bodies, such as their limbs or spine. This is known as VACTERL (Vertebral, Anal, Cardiac, Tracheal, (O)Esophageal, Renal and Limb) Association in babies with three or more affected parts. You can find out more about VACTERL by downloading our free information leaflets. For a hard copy, just email your address to the TOFS office.

Another group of anomalies called CHARGE Association is also connected with TOF/OA but this is less common than VACTERL.

Want to know more about TOFS and how to join?

Take a look at our introductory brochure here.

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The plan, once the SG crew return from time off etc will be to auction it.  It will be a live auction held in the riverboat casino, Glasgow. However, we don’t have dates yet. We’re looking in the next 3-4 weeks.

The table is a ten seater, cup holders, custom cloth, leather rail, free standing, matching base. Gallery here – http://imgur.com/a/Yskxt

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The plan, once the SG crew return from time off etc will be to auction it.  It will be a live auction held in the riverboat casino, Glasgow. However, we don’t have dates yet. We’re looking in the next 3-4 weeks.

The table is a ten seater, cup holders, custom cloth, leather rail, free standing, matching base. Gallery here – http://imgur.com/a/Yskxt

McPoker has been established for nearly three years and specialises in hand-made custom poker tables. We made a table for Andy Murray which was commissioned by a family member of his just before he won Wimbledon.

Mc Poker Charity Poker Table

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