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    I've chatted to Bill who's been unwell for some time now. He's on the mend but doesn't feel able to continue to stand as chairman of the committee.

    He's asked me to post this thread as he has no internet access at this point.

    We are in contact with him, I've obviously passed him all of our best wishes.

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    We're really sorry to see Bill step down but obviously it's important that he gets better.

    All the best, Bill.


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    Oh that's really sad...

    Hope you're feeling well again soon Bill xxx
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    Health (so says the ) must come before anything else. Pass on our regards to Bill and wish him well for us.
    A very big thank you to Bill for all the work he has done as Chairman.

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    A big ditto on that from me, too!
    It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can never remember if it was the thirteenth or fourteenth.

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    Having worked very closely with Bill over the last 3 1/2 years, I can honestly say that his standing down is going to leave a big hole to be filled as Chairman of the GAGB.

    I'd like to thank him for the fantastic amount of work he has done for the whole community, and in particular the support he has given the UK Reviewers.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery mate :socool:, and hopefully we'll get to actually meet in person one day

    Once again thank you

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    Very best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.

    Thanks, Bill, for all that you have contributed to our sport/obsession.

    We hope to see you back in harness before too long :lol:
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    Take care and thanks for all you've done Bill, sorry to hear you'r stepping down, hopefully it will help your speedy recovery.
    Best wishes, Linda & Henry.

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    Sorry to hear you have been poorly, but glad that you are now on the mend.

    Many thanks for your excellent Chairmanship over the past years.
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    Sorry to hear that Bill - get well soon
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    We've missed you .Hope you get really well very soon .
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    Very glad to hear Bill's on the mend (Get well soon Bill).
    Having spoken to Bill a while back, I'm not surprised to hear that he won't be standing for Chairman again this year
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

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    Thanks for all the hard work and get well soon.

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    Having spoken to Bill a couple of weeks befre Nobby, I suspected Bill would not feel well enough to continue in his role as Chairman.

    I am glad to hear he is feeling a little better.

    Stick with it Bill.

    All the best

    Tony

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    It will be a shame to loose you as Chair Bill, but it's important you put yourself first. Hope you are better soon.

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    I also am sorry to hear Bill is unwell .

    Get well soon from a very hot Florida Bill :cheers:

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    I spoke to Bill on Thursday night and I'm sorry to report that he wasn't feeling so good and has since been taken into hospital to ensure that he has the right care. I read him everyones' good wishes from this thread and he really appreciated everyones' thoughts.


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    Best wishes Bill, I only lurk around here but to me you are Mr GAGB.

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    Spoke to Bill tonight. The hospital is working wonderfully. He sounds much better and the doctors are happy with his progress.

    He hopes that he might be out and online soon

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    Really good news, glad to hear it
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

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    Bill rung this evening. He is continuing to make good progress and is feeling much better.

    He hopes to be well enough to come out next week. He thanked people for their good wishes.


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    I rarely frequent the forums and only came on because of the news letter. It was with regret that I read this thread as Bill is as others have said Mr GAGB. My thoughts are with him and wish a speedy recovery.

    Dave

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    ANy latest news on how Bill is doing?

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    not heard anything in last couple of days. If I hear anything I'll let you know.

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    Just received a call from Bill AT HOME who sounds fantastic - miles better than last time and he says he's not felt this good for ages. He's got considerably better and now feels much more positive.

    He's hoping to be back on line in a few days time and promised to visit GAGB when he does.


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    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    :cheers:
    I'll drink to that as well.
    Good news.

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    Many thanks to everyone for the good wishes! :cheers:

    I've been home from hospital for a little over a week now, and I'm finally back online. I'm well on the way to recovery now, but I'm very weak due mainly to muscle wastage resulting from so much time in bed, both at home and then in hospital.

    I can't see myself caching for some time yet, except perhaps for the odd cache and dash, but it's great to be on my feet again, and to know that I'm getting a great deal of professional support and should, I hope, make steady progress now.

    My apologies to all those whose emails and other messages I haven't responded to during my time offline, but I'm working my way through a backlog of literally thousands of emails, and I hope to catch up with things over the next few days.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Good to see you back online Bill and glad to hear that you are feeling a little better.

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    Good to see you back on line and up and about. The important part now is to follow instructions and do exactly as the doctors and nurse say, they know what is best for you and your recovery.

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    A very warm welcome back Bill


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    welcome back Bill :socool:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Many thanks to everyone for the good wishes! :cheers:

    I've been home from hospital for a little over a week now, and I'm finally back online. I'm well on the way to recovery now, but I'm very weak due mainly to muscle wastage resulting from so much time in bed, both at home and then in hospital.

    I can't see myself caching for some time yet, except perhaps for the odd cache and dash, but it's great to be on my feet again, and to know that I'm getting a great deal of professional support and should, I hope, make steady progress now.

    My apologies to all those whose emails and other messages I haven't responded to during my time offline, but I'm working my way through a backlog of literally thousands of emails, and I hope to catch up with things over the next few days.
    nice to 'meet' you mate, best wishes from me & my family!!

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    an idea slowly forms of an event cache in a certain hostelry when you feel up to it

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    Welcome back Bill
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post


    an idea slowly forms of an event cache in a certain hostelry when you feel up to it
    Sounds good to me, but I think it'd better wait until I can walk straight whilst sober...
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Sounds good to me, but I think it'd better wait until I can walk straight whilst sober...

    have you ever been able to do that? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    have you ever been able to do that? :lol:
    Hmm, well, now that you mention it... h34r:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Sounds good to me, but I think it'd better wait until I can walk straight whilst sober...
    Maybe a stagger one way will be canceled out by a stagger the other way?!
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

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