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    ***THE NEW FUNDRAISER IS NOW ACTIVE***

    About a month ago I posted saying that Virgin Money Giving was closing its charity website on 30 November 2021, which meant that we would have to find another platform for the fundraiser. I contacted the charities that we support and they all suggested JustGiving as the new platform. There were some teething problems because JustGiving doesn't support multiple charities on one team but they were very good and provided a work-around.

    The new fundraiser differs from the Virgin one inasmuch as you could make a single donation and Virgin would divide the moey equally amongst our supported Charities. On JustGiving, when you click through to the fundraiser, you will see a list of the 5 charities and you select which one you wish to donate to. Please keep a check on the value of donations to each charity and try to keep the sums as even as possible.

    Since starting the fundraiser, we have raised £185,000 (including gift aid), thanks to everyone who has supported it.

    There's a new banner at the top of the forum page but in case ad-blockers stop it displaying, the direct link is

    https://www.justgiving.com/team/tz-uk

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    Well done.
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    Nice one; here's to the next £185k

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    Nice to see it up and running again.

    Just dropped a score in to get things going.


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    ***THE NEW FUNDRAISER IS NOW ACTIVE***

    Great work Eddie.

    Just made a small donation to MacMillan to get that one on itís way. Iím sure these will be just as successful as the previous.


    Edited to say Iím not sure that my donation is showing, I have the confirmation so I presume they have it?
    Last edited by Craizeehair; 9th November 2021 at 17:56.

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    Wow, £185,000 thatís amazing

    Well done Eddie for developing the idea and getting it up and running.

    And well done to everyone who has contributed to the fundraiser so generously.

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    Nice one. £185k is a huge amount

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    Amazing, absolutely amazing

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    If any donation made is to the charity with the lowest figure, the suns for each charity should always remain fairly close.

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    Excellent news and well done.

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    The links doesnít show in safari, is it possible to post as a sticky somewhere?
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    Just tested it by sending a tenner to Claire's House.

    Worth noting that if someone says they are going to make a donation to the FR, you need to check each charity page.
    Last edited by AlphaOmega; 9th November 2021 at 16:46.

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    Just popped a donation in for each charity.

    I couldn't see a way of doing it but is it possible to just make a single donation and for it to be shared equally amongst the 5 charities?

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    That's a staggering contribution, well done all and to Eddie for setting it up. I was a tiny part of the reason we went with VMG at the time as I'm a Virgin Money employee (and still there by the skin of my teeth!) - the savings on fees etc compared to JustGiving have meant that the chosen charities got that bit extra cash paid directly to them

    Sad to see the new company owners didn't feel it was worth their while keeping VMG going and the loss of jobs and charity help etc as a result :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    If any donation made is to the charity with the lowest figure, the suns for each charity should always remain fairly close.
    This seems a very good idea

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    £30 donation made to help kick this off. I hope Jim sees it and follows suit.

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    Nice! £185k is an incredible total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Just popped a donation in for each charity.

    I couldn't see a way of doing it but is it possible to just make a single donation and for it to be shared equally amongst the 5 charities?

    R
    Not sure but you dropped in 5 x £20.

    Just thought you deserved someone to highlight that, R

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    Amazing how much the original fundraiser raised - well done everyone!


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    Aaaand I'm in for a dropsy to help this fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Not sure but you dropped in 5 x £20.

    Just thought you deserved someone to highlight that,
    I intended to put in a £100 donation and have it shared equally amongst the 5 charities but that's now not an option under the JustGiving system, hence the 5 seperate gifts.

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    £185,000.00 now that's a serious amount of money, well done Eddie, you must be very proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I intended to put in a £100 donation and have it shared equally amongst the 5 charities but that's now not an option under the JustGiving system, hence the 5 seperate gifts.

    R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Great work Eddie.

    Just made a small donation to MacMillan to get that one on itís way. Iím sure these will be just as successful as the previous.


    Edited to say Iím not sure that my donation is showing, I have the confirmation so I presume they have it?
    Hi Crazeehair , just looked and your donation is showing , well done mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbh View Post
    £185,000.00 now that's a serious amount of money, well done Eddie, you must be very proud
    +1. An amazing amount.

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    Well done all and especially Eddie. Great work. For the question I posed in the G&D and kind assistance offered by the amazing breadth and depth of collective knowledge within this platform I have paid in a few quid. Thanks.

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    Thanks Eddie for keeping the fundraising going.

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    Hi Eddie, dont know if its Safari on an Ipad but the Fundraiser logo is now in tiny text above one of the banner ads. Must be some type of page formatting things , just noticed.

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