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Thank you to everyone who contributed and donated on my charity FS/FT threads - over £115 of donations have been pledged!

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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed and donated on my charity threads on the FS/FT board.

I have been overwhelmed by people's generosity and kindness, so I would like to say a huge big thank you to you all.

Of the 25+ parcels sent 11 people have told me what they have pledged and it totals £67.19 and one truely fantastic and very special lady who didn't even ask for any goodies has donated £20 to my justgiving page - you are amazing.

So, with a total of over £85 donated to various very deserving charities from just under half the packages I sent out I am hoping that in the end over £100 will have been raised, how fantastic is that!!

One thing I would like to apologise for is not leaving feedback for most of you - there is currently a limit of 5 feedbacks per fs/ft thread, which is silly but I started a thread in the Feedback section and they will be looking into this in the future.

Again, thank you for all the kind words, donations and generosity.
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
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suspended 2 Likes #1
Well done!
2 Likes #2
Fantastic!! Well done x
1 Like #3
Well Done to all who contributed - how nice of everyone.:D
1 Like #4
Well done to all involved.
[mod][Moderator] 4 Likes #5
Think we should all be thanking you for what you've done, I forgot to tell you I donated £20 to the charity very close to both our hearts, I told my son about you and your achievements, and you've given him hope for his own education in the future. x
1 Like #6
I'm so pleased, people have been lovely :)
Raised money for my charities - Action for ME, Diabetes UK and ASBAH, plus other charities close to other people's hearts like Parkinson's disease charity, local hospices, helping hands, RNID, and others - all very deserving charities.
1 Like #7
wishihadadonkey
Think we should all be thanking you for what you've done, I forgot to tell you I donated £20 to the charity very close to both our hearts, I told my son about you and your achievements, and you've given him hope for his own education in the future. x


Thank you for that wonderful message - little tear in my eye (not helped by glass of bubbly!) - but thank you and tell your son to hold on in there, and if he wants to send me a message any time then just give him my details. He must be a very strong and special person - and you too. You're lovely.
Now I know I've gone over the £100 mark - woohoo!!
1 Like #8
You should be proud of yourself hun - your the one that made this happen by your generosity too :) xx
2 Likes #9
Thank you bump, and update as now over £115 raised as I added the gift aid payments on my justgiving page.
1 Like #10
lets see if we can raise more! whens your next thread?
1 Like #11
nice one sickly sweet great amount raised!

to get around the feedback what i did when i needed to leave someone feedback passed the 5 max per thread limit was to post in a previous fs thread made by the person who you wanted to receive the feedback and then leave them feedback for that thread with a link to the actual thread you were leaving feedback for.

well done to all involved very generous!
1 Like #12
Well done sickly sweet and don't worry about the feedback im just glad I could leave you some as you are the one that deserves it the most for starting it all off
banned#13
Feedback will not be applicable for any such items distributed free of charge. Consider using the "Like" function to register your thanks.

Peterdj41
nice one sickly sweet great amount raised!

to get around the feedback what i did when i needed to leave someone feedback passed the 5 max per thread limit was to post in a previous fs thread made by the person who you wanted to receive the feedback and then leave them feedback for that thread with a link to the actual thread you were leaving feedback for.

Do not attempt to circumvent the feedback limitations by registering against a different thread.

well done to all involved very generous!


Threads under the guise of a "Charity Thread" are under review. We're not disputing the honourable intentions, however we will look at a route to accommodate such trades.



Edited By: aScottishBloke on Dec 02, 2010 00:48
#14
aScottishBloke
Feedback will not be applicable for any such items distributed free of charge. Consider using the "Like" function to register your thanks.


Threads under the guise of a "Charity Thread" are under review. We're not disputing the honourable intentions, however we will look at a route to accommodate such trades.


I think the question of Feedback restrictions generally should not be applicable to charity requests. This is normally a private matter.



If I list the weights and postal prices for each and every item then would that be suitable? Lots of people put items 'plus postage costs' on the FS/FT board without issues, but I can provide this information tomorrow if this would allow the charity threads to be reopened. I just thought that as I raised over £115 last time that this would be a great way to raise money for charity and I didn't think it against any of the rules. If the threads were moved to misc would that be preferable?
And if I ask for donations to be made upon receipt of the items, though if anyone did have an issue with an item not being received or damaged after making a donation I would be willing to refund them out of my own pocket if they wanted me to.
The feedback issue doesn't matter to me, I'm not doing these for the feedback, it was for the other people who were asking for me to it.
banned#15
I'll get back to you on this. The threads as they stand don't conform to the requirements regarding listing with a price in FS/FT.

As for others claiming to want feedback, I'm looking at clarity on rules to ensure no feedback is applicable for such cases where the buyer receives items only at postage cost.

I'm still unsure about Misc being the relevant section either. I'm not comfortable with members engaging in monetary transactions via that forum.

In addition, I'm not sure why you don't list these items with a price and then donate the proceeds to charity (minus your postage costs).
#16
aScottishBloke
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In addition, I'm not sure why you don't list these items with a price and then donate the proceeds to charity (minus your postage costs).


SS I think thats ^^^^ the way to go.
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bossyboots
aScottishBloke
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In addition, I'm not sure why you don't list these items with a price and then donate the proceeds to charity (minus your postage costs).


SS I think thats ^^^^ the way to go.


Yeah, I was thinking that. If I provide individual prices for each item and make a report then would you be willing to reopen the threads? Or say something like everything is 50p donation + postage?
I just thought that we all have charities we support and choose to donate to, especially at this time of year, as well as it being a tight Christmas for people and I thought this would provide a win-win situation. Never mind, please let me know what I need to do and I'll do it, all I want is to raise some funds for charity and this seemed a better way than giving to the charity shop in town where the ladies who work there take all the best bits for themselves.
#18
List the items for 1p plus postage costs,it's all for a good cause and with good intentions
banned#19
Sickly Sweet,

I'll get back to you in the morning, however I don't see adding the charity element serves any purpose. If you happen to list the items with a valid price and then donate as you see fit, then surely that's the win/win scenario you're talking about.
#20
Hope you get everything sorted sickly - as your last one did so well for so many charities!!! And a few weeks later your trying to raise some more - Amazing lady!!! xx
#21
I think its just that listing a price and then donating the money she makes to charity wouldn't have made as much as how she did it in her original thread.
People are donating more than they would pay for the items so its working out better for the charities.

Would it be ok if it was say 20p plus donation to charity plus postage costs?
#22
Emzy81
I think its just that listing a price and then donating the money she makes to charity wouldn't have made as much as how she did it in her original thread.
People are donating more than they would pay for the items so its working out better for the charities.

Would it be ok if it was say 20p plus donation to charity plus postage costs?


I completely agree with that - some people have generously chosen to give over and above the items worth due to the charitable nature of the threads - if I 'sold' the items in the other two charity threads I certainly would not have made over £115. People have donated and messaged me privately after I sent the items and not bumped the threads to state this so in my opinion it didn't affect the threads' status.
#23
I don't see what the big deal is. It's for charity! SS what you've done is lovely! You should be very proud of yourself. There's many forums on the Internet now that would be very happy for you to do such a kind thing! Maybe restart it on one of those forums!! What a shame
[mod]#24
Charity threads though have not been allowed on here for quite some time.
#25
I see no reason why charity threads like this should not be allowed. The fact is that this is meant to be a community and you only have to look at the lovely donations SS got and the comments in each of the threads to see that they do nothing but bring people together.
I agree that perhaps some trading rules should not apply to charity threads (feedback in particular) but I fail to see anywhere that SS has stated that just because the money is being donated to charity that she is no longer adhering to the trading rules in full.
There are enough idiots on here that only seem to post hate in threads that are allowed to continue without punishment yet a charity thread that benefits all involved (the charity gets a donation, community brought together etc) are shot down as soon as they are posted. Seems stupid to me.
#26
dh058977
I see no reason why charity threads like this should not be allowed. The fact is that this is meant to be a community and you only have to look at the lovely donations SS got and the comments in each of the threads to see that they do nothing but bring people together.
I agree that perhaps some trading rules should not apply to charity threads (feedback in particular) but I fail to see anywhere that SS has stated that just because the money is being donated to charity that she is no longer adhering to the trading rules in full.
There are enough idiots on here that only seem to post hate in threads that are allowed to continue without punishment yet a charity thread that benefits all involved (the charity gets a donation, community brought together etc) are shot down as soon as they are posted. Seems stupid to me.



Spot on. There are some very spiteful and pathetic people on here and all they all day is browse this forum to find ways of thread spoiling or putting people down! Yet I've never seen any punishment or warning! This is a charity thread for gods sake! Words fail me!
#27
Well done & a great effort to all who have helped.
#28
Syzable
Charity threads though have not been allowed on here for quite some time.

Indeed they need a place that isn't on the FS/FT, as much as it is a good thing your doing people will abuse the system in place.
#29
Well done for this thread ***amazing person*** wish more people were like you instead of just causing problems xx
#30
well done for doing these threads SS, sounds like you have raised alot of money for some great charitys !!!

there shouldnt be any reason that you arnt allowed to do this !!!!
[mod][Moderator] 1 Like #31
What a shame that such a fantastic idea has ended like this, I support you 100% SS, its amazing what you've done and knowing your personal circumstances and having someone dear to me in the same position I know how much effort this will have taken and the effect it will have had on you. I donated far more to the charity that we both support than I would have paid for the item if offered as a for sale item with proceeds going to charity, partly because I could donate to the charity of my choice ( albeit 1 you support anyway ) and mainly because as I said above, I know how much this will have taken out of you, how brave you are, how kind and considerate you are, I wish you all the best and hope that this can be resolved in some way, so that you can carry on.
PS thanks to your mum for doing the packing and posting x
#32
Out of order that SS's thread was closed.

The mod in question should be ashamed.

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