Tell Hicks

- (Added 3. Oct. 2018)

I had a telephone call from Eileen Hicks, Tells' wife yesterday late afternoon, informing me of the incident below. I assumed that she (Eileen) wanted to keep it 'tight' since she asked that I notify just a couple of people. Since it has now been posted on Facebook, I post the sad news here also. 


This has to be the worst post I have to make.

Tell had a fall, banged his head and has broken his neck. He is completely paralysed. On advice from the spinal unit they are waiting until Friday to allow the swelling to settle before operating to stabilise his neck. If he comes through the operation he will be transfered to the Spinal injuries unit in Salisbury to start a very long road to rehabilitation. The prognosis at the moment is he will never walk again and may not get any movement back at all. With all his other ailments he is at risk of having a heart attack or stoke at any time. If this happens he has asked not to be resuscitated. I can't tell you how heartbreaking this is for me and my family. We are trying to be upbeat for him, although in a lot of pain he is fully concious and is aware how bad this is. Please share with anyone who knows Tell. and I will try to keep everyone up to date with progress


- (Added 27. Sep. 2018)


The Book of Snakes by Mark O'Shea

- (Added 12. Sep. 2018)


The Hilton Hotel - Garden Inn (Doncaster Racecourse)

- (Added 11. Sep. 2018)

NOTE :- We now have booking details for The Hilton Hotel.

Everyone wishing to have rooms at the on-site Hilton please see below

The Hilton – Garden Inn (Doncaster Racecourse)

To book please:-  Contact: Alex in Reservations ...Tel: 01302 986 888 (Option 2) and Quote: REPTILE  to receive I.H.S. rates.

(after the September show, our special rate will end TWO WEEKS before all other events, so ensure you book early otherwise you pay full price).

The hotel is animal friendly but please people act responsibly otherwise that could alter!!!

Our First Recipient revealed

- (Added 20. Aug. 2018)

Our donations to Reptile related charities.

A short while ago, we reported, that we would be splitting the proceeds from our November Breeders Meeting three ways, and donating the monies to different charities.

I am now able to reveal the FIRST of those charities who will receive a donation from the November show.

This recipient is Medasset, which is a charity working specifically with sea turtles, in and around the Mediterranean/Adriatic areas.

Their work is invaluable for the future of these magnificent sea creatures and we hope that our donation helps.

This year they have also become involved with various other charities in an effort to ‘clean up’ our seas and oceans from the human debris which is plastic.

I read recently, that various forms of ‘sunscreen’ are being absorbed by the sea and are actually responsible for killing off large amounts of coral reef.

Humanity is systematically destroying the planet on which we all live.

I don’t know about others, but I would like to think that there WILL BE coral reefs, sea creatures and in fact all types of wildlife for my grandchildren and future generations of my family to enjoy as I have.

Hopefully, our donation to Medasset will play just a small part in helping.

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