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Motor Neurone Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by GazHyde, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi all,

    As you are well aware Motor Neurones Disease is a subject close to the hearts of a few forum members, not least Canman who was diagnosed with it. There has been talk recently by the members of how we can raise money for this fantastic charity.

    I never envisaged ZRoadster.org as having much of a future, but more as a temporary home. From the level of positive feedback and encouragement already received James and I have decided to see what can be made of it!

    As previously mentioned this site will not require contributions towards costs. The software it's hosted on is free to use. Other than our time, we have NO associated costs.

    I have already received gracious offers of funding to help this site, which I have declined. Thank you, you know who you are!

    What we propose is that we use this site to raise funds in whatever way possible, making the MNDA our charity for what's left of 2011 and the whole of 2012! To that end I have been discussing what we can provide as a community with Canman to assist the MNDA.

    Should the site continue past this point, we can vote for another charity in 2013, or continue with the MNDA.

    To make the whole donation process transparent, I will create a JustGiving page in the name of this site. I don't want any money sitting around in bank accounts when it can be put to use.

    I will publish further details soon, and perhaps create a specific Charity sub-forum so people can discuss how to generate money, and see how to donate if they want to!

    As ever, your comments are most welcome and encouraged.

    Gary & James
     
  2. si-forks

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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Great idea count me in :-bd :-bd i would paid to use this forum so would be happy to donate and can i just say what a great job you are doing running the site long may it continue
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    i think this is a great idea , MND the disease needs defeating and its only by charity funding that most of the research is done. The true cause has yet to be established and a cure could be years away. The MNDA not only funds research but help with the needs of sufferers, ie equipment and services. Ive got a wash and dry toilet , hands free :-bd funded my the MNDA, which helps me retain my dignity for longer. Dont laugh these are the future 8-} ....
    So staying on .org is of great benefit to me and every other MND sufferer , and i believe it has more functions and potential than .net. Lets give this a go as there is so much enthusiasm on here by Gary and James. The same cannot be said for .net.

    thanks , truly ^:)^ :ymapplause:
     
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    :ymapplause:
     
  5. Jonttt

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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Great idea guys.

    I need more details about the wash and dry toilet though :ymdaydream:
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Brilliant idea :)

    How about a small percentage of any sale made through this forum? (Entirely voluntary of course). After all, you pay a selling fee on many internet sites.
     
  7. Brian H

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    Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Nice idea, will help any way I can.
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Great Idea. I will watch out for updates on this thread and contribute when we can.

    Gill
     
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    Count us in for this, great idea guys. :ymapplause:
     
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    Great idea, count me in.. :-bd


    Great pic of the car Mark but you look a little different to what i remember you. ;))
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Good idea , good cause. I lost 2 of my cycling club mates to MND.
    One very famous cyclist called Paul Carbutt

    http://paul.carbutt.muchloved.com/
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Very good idea ;)
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    Great idea Gary
    Even better if you can circumvent the % fee which 'Just Giving' and the like charge
     
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    Re: Motor Neurones Disease Association & ZRoadster.org

    I'm trying to find the info but "Virgin Giving" are 'not for profit' so it's only 2% charge to cover costs, as opposed to 5% for JustGiving.

    We will be able to run a totaliser through the site, and set ourselves a target to aim for!
     
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    No problemo, count me in ^:)^
     
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    We should contact the MNDA also so they can appreciate why,where etc the money is coming from. Im registered with them and on their own forum. A fishing forum does it in support of another sufferer i know.
     
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    You can be our official liaison officer :-bd !

    Well volunteered Kevan ;)
     
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    consider it done. so is the just giving account set up ?
     
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    Not yet. I'm going to go with Virgin Giving as they have a lower commission rate of 2% rather than 5% at JG.

    Will most likely do it first thing tomorrow, and I'll email you the details as soon as it's done.
     
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    Brill, there are so many charities out there battling for everything. so grateful for this Gary. ^:)^
     

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