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Old 13 June 2014, 07:08   #71
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Sent a small donation, not much but I hope every little helps.
Steve, many thanks as every penny , pound counts. they are still short of their target but hopefully they will get close.

we were collecting into the RNLI buckets yesterday having one of the 999 Challenge vans next to the Poole seasafari van. Cars were parking on the kerb just behind so we were taking donations for "so called permission to be there"

an OAP put a fiver into the bucket and said she loved the RNLI. I do not know how much was collected but for sure quite a sum .
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Sad but true and not even from any of the Admin team
My money, my choice - so hard cheese! Where, When and If I support the RNLI is entirely my own business. I can't imagine for a minute why I'd support WUKSAR?!? I'd have preferred that you didn't moan about my lack of charity in public, but there you go. As we're having a frank and open discussion, I might as well speak my own mind and point out that your own "donation" to this charity will be bringing your business a huge amount of publicity, good PR and a chance to plug your boats as Round Britain capable, so the level of pure altruism displayed in your action is debatable, IMO. For my part, I get nothing for moderating this forum and therefore I am not invested in seeing it promoted on your venture. Why would you think that morally blackmailing me over a fiver in your bucket is a good idea?

That said, I wish the lads and lasses on the boat the very best of luck - I know just how tough their days are going to be
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Old 13 June 2014, 07:27   #73
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Pretty much my view too. I choose which charities and events I support and sponsored jollies very rarely make it to the list. Sorry if this is a disappointment to you Andre.

I'm sure they'll have a great time and that the boat will do them proud. I hope they've got plenty of sunscreen!
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Old 13 June 2014, 07:48   #74
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it is a bit but I am not going to cry over that. if it had been for any other charity not RNLI / WUKSART I would not have wanted to get the forum involved. I guess it was a mistake on my part and one can only learn from ones mistakes.

I am happy to have supplied the rib and in return all I want is just publicity for Parker Ribs.
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I have got to agree with Wilk and John on this. As a forum supporter I really don't need to be slagged of because I haven't donated to a particular charity event. Like most people on here I support many charities because I want to!!
May I remind the OP that many on here like me donated to McMillian Cancer Care and RNLI by attending and donating to the Angelsey and ERR.


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OK no point in making a debate of this and high jacking the thread I have said I made a mistake so let's move on.
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I agree with no body ever. Problem with online forums is people see things said in text but have no reference to the way its said or no reference to a persons body language or tone, hence stuff said in text can go down the wrong way. If the said conversation happened in a pub between people it would be no big deal.

Yes lets move on.

I will donate 50.00 to the charity if no one refers to the issue on here for at least 48 hours from now.
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And starting a new thought discussion point. Is the team writing a daily blog ? im sure we would enjoy that and see some pictures.
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may we ask you how are you refueling for this Rb ? as RB challenge has been cancelled we re now looking for other options, did u found fuel on pontoon in all marians you re overnighting ?
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They are very sensibly using a diesel boat. Simples!
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