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Co-Owner Johnson Presents Charity Cheque From Book Sales
Monday, 25th Oct 2021 10:29

Blues co-owner Brett Johnson took time during his weekend visit to Portman Road to hand over a cheque for £1,620 to the Colchester Special Care Baby Unit, the latest profits from the book Adventures Of A Tractor Boy.

Town fan Graeme Brooke published Adventures of a Tractor Boy in 2014 but the book received a sales boost in April after receiving a positive Amazon review from Johnson, who had read it as he sought to learn more about the club Gamechanger 20 Ltd had just taken over.

The cheque for £1,620, presented to Sandra Gosney from Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity at Portman Road on Friday, actually exceeds the one handed over by Blues legend Terry Butcher, who features on the book’s cover, at the time of the book’s publication, bringing the total raised for the Colchester Special Care Baby Unit up to now to £3,870.

Author Brooke said: “I’m truly honoured that Brett agreed to make the presentation as he was fundamental in helping sales push the book up as high as number two in the Amazon charts in the summer having posed with it in Los Angeles on the day the takeover was completed and giving a stunning five-star review.”

Johnson’s review can be found here along with one from Mark Steed, the chief investment officer of the Arizona PSPRS, the pension fund which owns 90 per cent of Gamechanger 20.

Adventures Of A Tractor Boy is still available via its own website here by clicking on the Amazon tile on the home page.

The site also features an Around The World tab featuring more than 200 photos from 58 countries.

Copies of the book signed by Brooke and Butcher are still available from The Bull at Brantham on the A137 between Ipswich and Manningtree.

Photos: Ross Halls

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BlueBlood90 added 11:50 - Oct 25
Great stuff. I know the Gamechanger crew's ownership will be judged on how they run the club and the results we get on the pitch but I love that they are at least trying to give back to the community. They've done more in a few months than Evans ever attempted to do during his entire reign.

Tractorboy58 added 13:09 - Oct 25
Great work, and this is the best I have felt about my club for a very long time !

itsonlyme added 14:00 - Oct 25
The news just gets better and better. What fantastic owners we now have. Everything is being geared to make this club one to be proud of and blow away the the years of torture we have had to contend with. Read the book, which is excellent by the way.

Bazza8564 added 15:57 - Oct 25
Great to read the comments above and how we are all galvanised by Brett's visit and the attitudes that Gamechanger, Mark Ashton and Paul Cook are demonstrating.
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