Tell Hicks - Doncaster

- (Added 29. Oct. 2018)

                                                                              Tell Hicks

Breeders Meeting – 4th November – Doncaster.

A Heartfelt THANK YOU.

To all of our members and non - members who attended the show yesterday and donated to the collection for Tell - thank you!!!

We raised just short of £900 which is a fantastic effort by all.

The IHS will round that amount up to £1000, which is in addition to the monies we have already donated to the 'gofundme' online collection.

Our thanks also go to Jenny Arnold - a REAL STAR. 

She walked the aisles of the venue tirelessly ALL DAY rattling her bucket!! 

An update on Tell is that the operation which should have taken place on Friday last, was postponed due to the lack of an ICU bed.

The operation is now rescheduled for this coming Wednesday and we have everything crossed and are holding our breath!!




Tell is FAMILY!!

The Tell Diaries

- (Added 24. Oct. 2018)

 The Tell Hicks Diaries.

Yesterday (Tuesday 23rd October 2018), Mark O’Shea, Mark Plimmer and myself, went to visit Tell in hospital.

It was a very positive day. Obviously on the drive down to Somerset, we discussed Tells condition, the nature of the accident and the long term implications of his current situation.

We continued the drive talking of just about everything except Tell – anticipation of seeing him I guess.

After a seemingly endless trek from the hospital car park through numerous buildings and corridors we eventually arrived at Tells’ room!

He was lying with the bed facing the window and seemed in a light sleep. He was very happy to see us, as we were to see him.

He was very upbeat, very positive and cracking the odd joke. Telling us of some of the more amusing bits of the various things being done to him.

We talked of his future plans (which are many) and discovered, that there will be a meeting of the surgeons, this coming Friday, to discuss the possibility of surgery possibly within the next couple of weeks to discuss (as Tell put it) re-attaching his head!!

To say the three of us were happy on the return journey would be an understatement!!

Tell has a very strong constitution and is determined to get back to painting as soon as he possibly can.

Great news from a great day.

More uplifting news

- (Added 8. Oct. 2018)

 My spirit was lifted again today!!


At about midday, whilst out with my dog I had a call from Eileen, Tell's wife.

On seeing her name on my screen, I feared the worst, but my fears were very soon put aside. 'I'm putting you on speaker phone' - says Eileen, 'so you can talk to Tell'. It really made my day. Tell sounded his usual self and we had a laugh. I told him to begin dictating his presentation for next years’ 50th Anniversary event.

He is obviously concerned about his condition but I feel he is taking strength from all the love and positivity which is surrounding him and his family.
I am now looking forward to seeing him, once he is moved to the Hospital in Salisbury.

Keep fighting mate!!

Tell Hicks - A Glimmer of Hope at the start of a long tunnel

- (Added 7. Oct. 2018)

I had this just a few minutes ago from Dylan Tells son – it really lifted my spirits.


Hey Alan, here's an update for the IHS family regarding dad.

Just a quick update on Tells condition.

He is stable and succeeding in raising his arms a few inches from the bed. Although very painful he is determined to try to get some movement back in his upper body. He is still very positive and is talking about dictating a book to accompany his paintings. He is stable enough to be moved out of HDU on to a ward while he waits for a place at the spinal unit. He has special glasses which enable him to watch TV (or his feet) while lying flat. Our daughter-in-law Zoe Hicks spent hours collating all the good will messages he has received and we have been reading them to him.

Thanks once again for all your messages, hope the next post will be even more encouraging

Tell Hicks - Donations

- (Added 7. Oct. 2018)

 PLEASE PLEASE - take note.

Following the excellent response to the online fundraiser set up by Bob Ashley and others in the US, we will be having a collection bucket on the IHS tables at the Doncaster show next month to add to the fund.

Tell is currently paralysed from the neck down and obviously is unable to paint.

Everyone who knows him and of his plight, is praying for a miracle, to enable Tell to continue with his fantastic work.


Please consider making a donation - Tell was one of the founder members of the I.H.S. and is always in attendance at our Breeders Meetings.

Two of Tell’s sons will be manning his tables in November and making video greetings to play to Tell in hospital.

So stop by and say Hi to Tell.


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