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#241 OFFLINE   anonymous user

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:16 AM

Dave’s sister did ask if there was a Grumpy Retired Mechanics charity.


I think the uk automotive charity is Ben.org.UK not sure if you have to be grumpy though.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:23 AM

Folks,

 

Not wishing to clutter things up, but owing to the phenomenal response to the MiniShite Grand Prize Roffle for the DaveNumbers Memorial Fundrazr (drawing tomorrow night), I'm aware a fair few regulars have expressed some disappointment that they didn't get a crack at entering.

 

Although there's not much that can be done when the roffleboard is filled, there is however a special bonus Friday Night Mystery Prize Sub-Roffle now available for those who missed out for whatever reason.

 

The Mystery Prize is a rather nice 1/43 model complete with acrylic display case, and will be posted out to you, still incognito, for the winner to reveal at their leisure. Overseas and ROI shiters are most welcome to participate. If you win, I'll make sure the prize gets to you.

 

Entry is a suggested donation of £2 (or whatever you fancy) via PayPal/BACS/Cash or whatever, all going towards the Dave21478 Fund. There's no limit to the number of folk who can participate (within reason, obvs), but we're keeping it to one entry per shiter, thanks!

 

Full sub-roffle details here:

 

http://autoshite.com...open/?p=1573264

 

Thanking you most humbly for your generosity.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

https://fundrazr.com...XbBM38Mf7k4XbBM

The link for the fundrazr as it took me a while to find it.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:45 AM

Since the Diecast Roffle is now fully paid up and drawing tonight, all monies raised from the 59 tickets at £2 a pop have have now been passed over to the Fundrazr page. With a wee bit of rounding up, that's an additional £120 donated to Dave21478's Memorial Fund.

As mentioned above, a diecast sub-roffle for any johnny-come-latelys is still very much open and drawing on Friday evening, with a further donation to be made to the fund from these proceeds. If you're interested in taking part for a star prize of a Mystery 1/43 Diecast, just let me know and I'll provide payment details.

Thanks to everyone here for your great generosity! This place, etc...
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

I sort of missed this,  but knew it was happening, absoualtly blown away at the generosity of people here. 


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:53 PM

Just shoved a quick £20 in.

Every little helps.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:31 AM

Bop her the money, I've been through a few crematorium runs recently and the pressure of unexpected invoice amounts is not helpful. 

 

I'm going to second this one. I gave because I wanted to show what he meant to us in a way the family would appreciate. If that means a charity donation OR giving the funds directly to the family to assist with the cost of funeral doings, either is entirely fine by me.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:25 PM

https://fundrazr.com...XbBM38Mf7k4XbBM

The link for the fundrazr as it took me a while to find it.


Thanks for that, I've added a few quid, over 1300 now, which is bloody impressive. He will be missed.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:46 PM

Proceeds of the Diecast Sub-Roffle, drawn tonight, now added to the mix. Fantastic stuff, chaps - thanks to all who chipped in.

 

EDIT: and another donation to the Fundrazr, sent through the Sub-Roffle channel. That's £145 in total, for some diecast models I couldn't manage to shift at a car boot sale. You guys are ace.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:00 AM

I think the uk automotive charity is Ben.org.UK not sure if you have to be grumpy though.


BEN is the motor industry charity, supports the motor industry and allied trades. www.ben.org.uk

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:45 AM

I am sure there are many more deserving causes than BEN mind you - it doesn't seem very 'DaveNumbers'.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

I've done stuff with BEN before and they're definitely not DaveNumbers


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:51 AM

I think the reference to a “grumpy retired mechanics’ charity” was actually a joke.

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:05 PM

I'm going to second this one. I gave because I wanted to show what he meant to us in a way the family would appreciate. If that means a charity donation OR giving the funds directly to the family to assist with the cost of funeral doings, either is entirely fine by me.

 

Yes, unless he left a fair amount, which is non of our business, but unlikely, or a funeral plan, which is even less likely, I'd also say bung her the money to do with as she needs.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:09 PM

Totally agree, let’s just give it to Dave’s family unless someone strongly feels otherwise in the next 24 hours. It was never about the (unspecified) charity for me, it was about a small gesture that expressed some appreciation for what Dave had given us.

I’m guessing that goes for most of us. Nobody elected me spokesman though, so feel free to disagree. But we need to decide soon.


Edited for more neutral language - people are perfectly entitled to feel differently from me.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

Totally agree, let’s just give it to Dave’s family unless someone howls otherwise in the next 24 hours. It was never about the (unspecified) charity for me, it was about a small gesture that expressed some appreciation for what Dave had given us.

I’m guessing that goes for most of us. Nobody elected me spokesman though, so feel free to disagree. Soon.


You’re, of course. right dear boy.

I’m absolutely consumed with guilt that Dave and I got off on the wrong foot. In all likelihood, face to face, we’d have been quite good chums. That’s the weird world we live in now.

Anyway, I’d like to see his family use my money as they see fit. If that’s on funeral costs or flight costs or repatriation of belongings, I don’t care. I’ll find a smidge of comfort in the fact that it didn’t cost them their own money to bury their 40 year old relative.

Well done everyone for being thoroughly decent; it’s been a learning curve - and deeply humbling to see such generosity.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:01 PM

Concurring with the last few posts, offer to the family to use as they see fit. Pay day next a week tomorrow; hopefully the Fundrazr is still active so I can make a donation on top of the £2 for the mystery Diecast sub-roffle.

Dave sounds like the sort of chap I'd have got on well with.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:04 PM

Hate to be unpopular but I disagree with giving it to the family.

The fundraising was for charity and a wreath - we need to be very careful about changing what the end funds go to - this has been brought up before.

We are also making huge assumptions about peoples needs etc. If there was an issue with the costs of the funeral then we could collect for that - but no one has asked us for it. If they had then that is a different discussion - perhaps offering people the opportunity to withdraw or change the donations.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:09 PM

We're not saying it MUST be given to the family, but that it would make sense to give them a choice. They can have it if they wish, or they can nominate a charity. I think people donated as a sign of the measure of the man than any crying desire to give money to charity. I know I did.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:21 PM

I understand that sentiment but posts above are saying that we must give them the money.

It is all academic until

1) the fundraising ends
2) the family get back to us about what to do
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

I’m with DW - my point was that we could give it to the family to deploy as they see fit, be it a charity they deem suitable or a contribution to the send-off. As opposed to us choosing a charity, which will be even more difficult to agree on.

I would normally be very cross about funds given to one specific cause being diverted to another, but the end recipient of the donations was never specified so I think this case is different.

Totally agree about waiting to see what the family say.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

Just to be clear we weren't planning on choosing the charity. It was always going to be in the hands of the family.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

Grand, then I’m with you :-)
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:52 PM

I would be very happy for my contributions to go direct to Dave's family to use in any way they seem fit without any conditions.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

Soon as we know anything we will let you know.

Quite frankly staggered at the amount of donations and no matter where it goes I think it shows this place is what it once was before it got worse then better or something....

Wanders off to find a roffle to enter...
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:29 AM

Exactly 100 contributors now - and the total at a ludicrous £1373.

 

As an ambassador for a charity myself, that's the sort of money that genuinely makes a tangible difference.  

 

Nice one.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:26 PM

The total is not ludicrous, it's a measure of the feeling among us.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

I've been round at Dave's sister's house tonight, she's not long back from France, I also ended up speaking to Dave's other sister in France on the phone.

Both of which expressed sincere thanks for the kind words on here (before and since) and the collection.

 

I was told that Dave's neighbours insisted on providing the wake, closed the road in the hamlet and all came together (literally every single person) to provide the food and drink.

I doubt this was done officially but i suspect permission would have been easy if it was.

Both the mayors of the area he resided in and the one he worked in called his sister to express their sympathies having known him personally.

 

Does anyone remember posts about him repairing a disability vehicle (possibly some sort of sans-permit car)?

An elderly, disabled (and mostly housebound) neighbour of his had crashed the vehicle in question, when Dave found he went round to hers, got the keys and recovered the vehicle (requiring a trailer rather than just a pickup bed).

He fixed it (including buying new parts) and delivered it back to her, refusing to take a penny for his work.

Neither of his sisters knew this woman or that he had fixed her car until last week.


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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for the update, Tayne. It’s always nice to hear (although not surprising for those who knew him) that he was so well liked where he lived.

I do remember a mention of those sans-permis cars in one of Dave’s posts. I did a Google site search to find the links above but I’m out of the country for the moment and only have my phone

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:07 PM

Just chucked a few quid in, wish it could have been more. 

 

Really not fussed who gets it, family or charity, it's irrelevant to me, just a token of appreciation for his input over the years.


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