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Forum Funding - A 'statement of account' UPDATED 01/05/2018

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#151 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

There has been talk of a sort of AS nominated charity before, but cannot remember where we ended up with it. It'd be a nice gesture imho, but obviously up to everyone really and it goes without saying it wouldn't be a 'forced' donation if it did go ahead. 

 

I think that it was parked due to the challenge of finding a consensus amongst us all. 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:16 PM

I think that it was parked due to the challenge of finding a consensus amongst us all. 

 

Personally with the majority of sad gits folk interested in cars being male and the horrific statistics of men between the age of 20 and 40 being most likely to take their own lives and this being a car forum (but much more so) I would be interested if anyone would object to a donation towards any mental health charity. I certainly wouldn't object.

 

If we could collectively support somewhere (personally the Samaritans would get my vote) then I will gladly pledge £10 of my spends in that direction.

 

This is probably not the place but there will hopefully be a place where this is the norm.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:13 AM

I can’t see it not being transparent as it’s being suggested up front, but again that’s just my view.

 

Well it is and it isn't. The idea is being put forward now, but the fund (in my mind anyway) was set up for a different purpose - forum hosting costs - as a answer to "where does the money go?". So we get bills of set amounts and settle them.  Donation sums outbound aren't set amounts, but are just plucked out of the air. I feel bad enough about bringing this up at this particular time, but it does need tidying up as it seems the hosting fund is suffering from mission creep.

 

Looking back, we've already set a precedent and made a donation before - £50 donated out of the pot to St Elizabeth Hospice in memory of John/Oldford.

 

Like I said, I've no objection to a separate fundraiser as and when the need arises.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:35 AM

I entirely agree with Tickman's logic, if we're going to donate to charity a mental health one seems appropriate.

 

I also see what Eddie Honda is saying, this should really be separate from the forum running costs.

 

Someone had the excellent idea of donating something to Hendry's family (I liked the idea of a premium bond for his daughter) and I'd like to put something into this if it happens.  I'm willing to administer this but I didn't know him at all, so perhaps it's best if someone who knew him and has contact details does this?

 

I missed out on the fundraiser this month, will try to be better organised next month.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

That was my idea. Ultimately a collection should go to the family for them to decide what to do with it but I think I personally would prefer to do something for his wee girl. A little something on her 18th to say her Dad had some chums who wanted to do a little something to help get you started would be a great gesture, and certainly more useful than seeing it spent on some plastic toy to amuse her for five minutes.

A JustGiving page shouldnt be too tricky to start off and has the GiftAid advantages too. Publicise it on the site, maybe spread the word to non Shiters too?
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the input people. What I propose is that I open up a special FundRazr page for this month with the sole aim of raising money for a memorial wreath or similar for Hendry's funeral, and the idea of buying premium bonds for his daughter is a very good one I think personally.

 

There will be no Fundrazr for hosting costs this month. We have enough money in the account to more than cover this, and no anticipated costs on the horizon so that can be covered from existing funds.

 

The Fundrazr will be for raising money in Hendry's memory this month. What we end up doing with this is currently TBC, but ideas are welcomed. I'll get a proper post up with a state of finances and whatnot later on.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:28 PM

Monthly update on forum finances.

 

Last months FundRazr pretty much hit the £90 target and we reached £87.00, thanks to all who donated.

 

Costs this month have been £83.00 for the hosting and backups. Fundrazr admin costs and paypal processing fees were a further £8.70

 

Combined, the costs were £91.70

 

The current balance in the account is therefore +£366.82

 

This month, in memory of the untimely passing of Hendry, the FundRazr will be put towards a wreath at his funeral, and a donation to a suitable charity in his memory. There will be no limit or target set, and we'll run it for a month.

 

The hosting costs this month will come from reserves, there are no foreseen costs beyond the usual things above.

 

The link to the new FundRazr page can be found HERE

 

Again, all donations will go towards the memorial for Hendry.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

FundRazr as stated being for wreath and a donation to Charity.

 

Has the idea of money for his Daughter been dropped? Or is that separate later maybe.

Could affect the amount I wish to donate.

It's possible as it stands that a charity may make a lot of money here and a daughter very little.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:22 PM

Would also suggest a separate topic for this, not everyone checks on here.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:21 PM

Seconded

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:23 PM

Done, as requested.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

Monthly update on forum finances.

 

Last months FundRazr was really nice to see, the forum raised over a thousand pounds for an Epilepsy charity which was a cause close to Greg Hendry's parent hearts as it has touched their family in the past.

 

As per the last March update, we used existing funds to cover costs this month which were the usual total of £83.00 for the hosting and backups.

 

The current balance in the account is therefore +£283.82

 

As before, we'll keep this as a reserve in case of unexpected costs, and open a new Fundrazr campaign to cover the costs for the next month. The target will be £90 to cover Fundrazr fees, hosting and backups. As we're increasing the money in the coffers each month I'm going to reduce the funding targets to use up some of the surplus.

 

The link to the new FundRazr page can be found HERE

 

Again, all donations are very much appreciated.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:33 PM

Blimey, I think thats a new record! Target overshot and Fundrazr closed off. Thats for the contributions all.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

Monthly update on forum finances.

 

Last Month we raised £100, due to some reductions in the Fundrazr fees, the costs - including hosting back backups were a total of  £87.98.

 

The current balance in the account is therefore +£295.84

 

As before, we'll keep this as a reserve in case of unexpected costs, and open a new Fundrazr campaign to cover the costs for the next month. The target will be £90 to cover Fundrazr fees, hosting and backups. As we're increasing the money in the coffers each month I'm going to reduce the funding targets to use up some of the surplus.

 

The link to the new FundRazr page can be found HERE

 

Again, all donations are very much appreciated.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:55 PM

Contriburated, many thanks again for greasing all the autoshite nipples and keeping the old girl going.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:57 AM

Chucked some in the pot


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

A bit more added.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:06 PM

Thanks all, target hit and campaign closed off til next month.


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