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Fundraising for UK ME charities in memory of Graham McPhee

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Trish, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    A fundraiser has been set up in memory of Graham, our much loved member who passed away recently. See this members only thread.

    The fundraiser was set up by Graham's family. (edited to clarify this)

    The chosen charities are the ME Association, Invest in ME Research, and ME Research UK.

    Donations

    Online donations can be made here: https://grahammcphee.muchloved.com/Donate
    Alternatively cheques can be made out to either of the charities and posted to: Tester & Jones, London Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TT
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  2. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Donated. Just over £1000 raised so far.
     
  4. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    Donated ME Research U.K.
     
  5. IanMcPhee

    IanMcPhee Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Trish and @NelliePledge Thank you, and to everyone who has donated! That's an amazing amount! :)
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Andy Committee Member

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    Andy Committee Member

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  10. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    How long is this open for?
     
  11. Joh

    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I tried to donate but my payment was declined twice. I suspect from the form the reason might be that I'm not from the UK – does anybody know more?

    Alternatively I can donate to one of the charities directly.

    ETA: This fundraiser is a wonderful idea, thank you to Graham's family.
     
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  12. Andy

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    With the funeral not until the 8th November, my guess would be until then, but obviously Ian could answer for certain.

    I had a look on the main site, https://www.muchloved.com/gateway/tribute-fundraising/, and can't see any obvious reason why you are unable to donate unfortunately. The easiest option might be, as you suggest, is to just donate direct.
     
  13. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks.
     
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  14. Joh

    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you! Edit: Have donated directly to ME Research UK.
     
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  15. Andy

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  16. IanMcPhee

    IanMcPhee Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you so so much everyone, we were amazed to see the amount when I looked today! :heart:

    @Joh & @Sean I will ask the funeral directors who set it up for us about your queries and get back to you.
     
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  17. IanMcPhee

    IanMcPhee Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    The funeral directors have got back to me, and they usually total it up including any cheque donations 6 to 8 weeks after the funeral, but the donation link can stay up as long as needed.
     
  18. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you, @IanMcPhee

    Only reason I ask is because the overlapping Tuller donation drive is probably currently hoovering up some available funds. Certainly is for me.

    But that drive ends in 3 days, so next payday (11th Nov) I can send a bit to your Dad's fund too.

    :hug:
     
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  19. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The same for me. I am waiting till after David’s crowd funding is ended to decide what I can afford.
     
  20. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Now up to £3,048.75!

    I would rather we still had Graham though.
     
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