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Thread: Raffle for Cancer Research & Gold Geese, Speedbird 3, Seiko BM, Citizen Diver, 2 x Gs

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    Raffle for Cancer Research & Gold Geese, Speedbird 3, Seiko BM, Citizen Diver, 2 x Gs

    Charity Raffle for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens and Gold Geese.
    Speedbird III, Seiko Bell-Matic, Citizen Diver and two G-Shocks!


    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/be-jolly
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goldseptember

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to highlight and support the numerous children who have been affected by cancer.

    In June many of us were deeply touched by the news of ten-year-old Finn Clancy, whose dream was to get more than 1,000 subscribers to the YouTube channel he set up while going through cancer treatment. Finn kept a 'jolly' temperament despite rigorous chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Very sadly Finn passed away just a couple of weeks later, however it is good to know that he saw the subscribers to his YouTube channel soar way beyond his goal. You can read more about Finn here: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...be-subscribers

    As so many TZers were involved in supporting Finn I have asked his family to nominate one of the beneficiaries for our Gold September fundraiser. Lorraine, his mum, has appropriately requested that a local charity called 'Gold Geese' receive donations in Finn's memory.

    My Speedbird III is up for grabs and once again several members have generously added to the prize pot. There must be something to meet most peoples tastes.


    The Charities

    Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is a Cancer Research campaign that raises money to beat cancers affecting children and young people (aged 0-24). The money raised supports vital research to new, better and kinder treatments so more of this age group survive cancer, and do so with a good quality of life.

    Gold Geese is based locally to Finn’s mother and uses donations towards spreading awareness, providing gifts and organising memorable events, as well as funding therapy and additional support for those children diagnosed with cancer and their families.




    The Prizes

    1. Speedbird III PRS-22
    2. Seiko Bell-Matic donated by JohnnyE
    3. Citizen Automatic Diver donated by subchris
    4. Casio G-Shock G-2000-1 donated by subchris
    5. Casio G-Shock DW-5750E-1ER donated by JackW

    As usual, there will be some surprise prizes along the way if all goes well!



    The Raffle

    To take part, please post in this thread and donate £5 per entry to either https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/be-jolly or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goldseptember. The choice is entirely yours. Please do not feel obliged to donate to both, I'm sure that things will balance out over the fortnight.

    I am hoping to raise a similar sum for each worthy cause, however because Gold Geese is not yet registered with any fundraising website I have to collect donations for them separately via the JustGiving Crowdfunding Page above. This means that I will be personally responsible for making the transfers to Gold Geese. I will post proof of the donations here, and for total transparency anybody may contact the Gold Geese trustees at hello@goldgeese.org for confirmation.

    PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS PUT YOU OFF PARTICIPATING! If you would prefer to make a donation directly to Gold Geese just let me know by PM and I’ll still enter you for the draw.

    I will personally cover the 5% JustGiving fee AND the 1.25% processing costs when I make the final transfer, so that Gold Geese will receive every penny that you donate.

    Feel free to take part multiple times and if you are not interested in the prizes, you are welcome to donate anyway!

    Please include your TZ-UK user name in the comments if it's not obvious.

    As usual, I’ll maintain a list of the participants here and will let this run for a fortnight. Laura will personally draw the winners on Sunday 30 September. If I've made any glaring errors please let me know.


    Prize Details

    Speedbird III PRS-22 that I received in a trade with seikopath earlier this year (so you can trust that it’s a good 'un) and unworn by me. One of my favourites from the Timefactor’s stable, with the well balanced 39mm diameter, supremely legible dial and handset. The bracelet with the neat centre clasp is superb.

    This is a 2010 watch in very good condition. It includes the full length bracelet, currently sized for about a 7” wrist. It comes with original case, guarantee card and cloth. I'll cover postage to anywhere in the world.






    JohnnyE has donated a gorgeous Seiko Bell-Matic:

    The dial and handset are immaculate. Brand new correct plexiglass fitted which is immaculate. Dated August 1976. The original integrated bracelet is big enough for a 7.25 inch wrist but has no spare links (a clasp extender would add an inch if needed).

    42mm across including the crown.
    Approximately 40mm lug to lug.
    12mm high.

    The watch runs well and the mechanical alarm works like a charm and is very loud.








    subchris has donated a Citizen Automatic Diver and a Casio G-Shock G-2000-1

    Both absolutely classics, need I say more? Neither have been worn very much whilst in Chris’s care, the Citizen comes with a Seiko rubber strap and the Casio has a spare strap included.






    JackW has donated a Casio G-Shock DW-5750E-1ER, 3 months old, in as-new condition. It's an absolutely lovely retro-inspired G-Shock.




    Our sincere thanks to John, Chris, Hidde and of course to Eddie.

    Matthew and family

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/be-jolly
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goldseptember


    I'll update the list below as often as I can, roughly in the order that posts and donations appear. I will have limited connectivity during the next few days, so apologies if it sometimes takes a while. The list will not become final until just before the draw.

    1. spuds
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    Finn believed that as the Phoenix rises from the ashes, he would, too. Please continue to follow his YouTube channel. We’ll give him the final word.

    "Note to self: Be Jolly!"


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    Synopsis

    As there is so much information in the opening post, here's the important bit again:

    To take part in the raffle, please post in this thread and donate £5 per entry to either
    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/be-jolly or
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goldseptember.
    The choice is entirely yours and please do not feel obliged to donate to both, I'm certain that things will balance out.


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    Last edited by Mr Curta; 15th September 2018 at 20:25.

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    I’m in for a tenner to both Matthew, and on the off chance that I win anything please just auction whatever it is off or something and add the proceeds to the fundraising.

    Great to see this kinda stuff on here, well done mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuds View Post
    I’m in for a tenner to both Matthew, and on the off chance that I win anything please just auction whatever it is off or something and add the proceeds to the fundraising.

    Great to see this kinda stuff on here, well done mate.
    Thanks so much for kicking this off Dan, and also for the generous offer and kind words.
    ATB
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    Also a tenner for both, hope you raise plenty, all the best

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    I'll pledge the same please, £20 so £10 in each charity

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    Once again, another excellent display of forum spirit and community. I've chucked a fiver into each and covered the 5% fee.

    Well done Matthew!

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    Many thanks to all here for the cracking start, a brilliant response as ever. I'd just like to say please don't feel obliged to donate to both causes (although that is much appreciated), I'm certain that things will balance out over time. Cheers, Matthew

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    I’m in, a noble cause!

    (No option for gift aid though?!)

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    Donations made. Note to self: be jolly. That gets me every time.
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    10 tickets for me please :)

    And btw... for me, you're definitely part of the local pantheon.

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    A fiver to each Mr C, a noble cause and good effort to all involved

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    Just £5 for each at the moment - will try to look in again before end of month. Thanks to all the donors for doing this

    - perhaps remind me with a PM next weekend?
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    Just put a tenner in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I’m in, a noble cause!

    (No option for gift aid though?!)
    Has to be a registered charity to qualify- Very good cause nonetheless. (Shameless Bump for thread tbh)

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    I have just contributed a fiver to eack, so please put me down for my customary two unsuccessful tickets.

    Well done to all concerned, especially Mr. Curta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Has to be a registered charity to qualify- Very good cause nonetheless.
    Indeed! Gold Geese are relatively new and are currently awaiting their Charity Commission number, however I wanted to involve them now as they were specifically nominated by Finn's family. His mum Lorraine told me how they had supported him and the family throughout his illness, and still do. This is also why I have had to run two Justgiving pages for this one.

    I can't emphasise enough how valuable the work that Gold Geese are doing is. For more information please have a look at their Facebook Page, or the trustees can be contacted at hello@goldgeese.org

    Here's just one example.


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    Matthew, two for me please. Very happy to support this. I'll sort out the donation later.

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    Donated £5 to each


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    Good effort yet again Matthew.
    Have donanted £10 to each charity
    Thanks for organising

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    Another sterling piece of fundraising, Matthew - great stuff. I'm in, £25 to each.

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    A generous gesture for such a worthwhile cause - count me in for £20.

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    I'm in for a tenner.

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    I'm in for three on each.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    A tenner for the Geese from me

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    Absolutely brilliant response, many thanks indeed to all participants so far. I've just checked the list before heading into work and I think that it is all up to date.

    There have been a couple of anonymous donations, a big thank-you to whoever made them and if you want to go into the draw please drop me a PM.

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    Little top-up for the Geese to even up the scores

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Little top-up for the Geese to even up the scores
    You sir, are an absolute gent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    You sir, are an absolute gent.
    Nah, I think it might be called spread betting?

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    Needed bump

    Thought this needed a bump really so here it is guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by subchris View Post
    Thought this needed a bump really so here it is guys!!

    Chris
    Thanks Chris, there’s a little bit of a midweek lull and promoting this from the depths is very welcome indeed. If I know this community there’s a lot of generosity still in the pipeline, we’re already tantalising close to two thirds of my slightly arbitrary target which basically covers what I think the watches are worth, but I’m hoping that like Finn’s YouTube subscribers we absolutely smash through that!

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    Good cause. £10 donated.

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    My donation made, keep it going everyone.

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    Sorry…. I’ve only just seen this Matthew…. I’ve thrown a tender in…. Al the best, Ben
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    Just made a £20 donation to each cause. Hope we smash the target amounts!

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    After being a prize winner in a previous raffle organised by Matthew, I'm in for 4 chucks.

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