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Old 18 October 2013, 11:49   #201
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Well I've thrown my money, time, home, work shop, materials in the pot and I don't give a rats arse whether I get any of it back, there again as most of you know I am in remission from throat cancer, as someone else pointed out you spend that on a night out, let not forget why we are doing this, cancer can get any of us, it doesn't care who you are, how fit you are or what you've been doing, this charity makes a horrible illness just a little more bearable, I won't forget the nurse who was trying to get my feeding tube back up my nose while I was swearing at her and generally being more grumpy than usual
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Old 18 October 2013, 12:02   #202
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Right, been up to natwest and they've given me a instant saver account and we can pay into that, the account number is 46703357, the sort code is 524132.

I've explained what we are going to do with the account and they are happy with this, I would suggest that when you donate you put Macmillan and your RIBnet name so it will show on the statement.
I've elected to have the statements online so I can make our transactions as transparent as possible
Great stuff Biffer.
One question / thought though- there seems to be a mix currently of pledges to loan 40 and to donate 40. Both are great things to do, but what's donated & what loaned will need to be tracked. Wouldn't want there to be any falling out over this worthy project.
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Old 18 October 2013, 12:14   #203
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Great stuff Biffer.
One question / thought though- there seems to be a mix currently of pledges to loan 40 and to donate 40. Both are great things to do, but what's donated & what loaned will need to be tracked. Wouldn't want there to be any falling out over this worthy project.
Whoever wants there money back can have it, this project is a gamble but I'm fairly sure it will make enough to return there funds, as suggested use your RIBnet name and Macmillan then we can identify any future claim for returned funds, I'm thinking of leaving this account dormant after this we could use it as a RIBnet Xmas fund, put in what you like and get it back when you want it or on one of our jollys.
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Old 18 October 2013, 12:34   #204
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More great news

I have been in conversations with a private boat collector who would like to remain anonymous.

He has very generously offered to donate one of his ribs to our Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising cause. This rib is a gift to us to raise enough money to push us over the 10,000 threshold.

I haven't seen the rib yet but the great news is that it's a Military Avon Searider SR5.4, one of the later builds with a mk2 fisheries console and the low a frame with the folding nav light

Apparently I have a choice of two and I'm hoping to see some pics later this week. There's no trailer or engine however both hulls are not antifouled.

The idea is that we do a Ribnet restoration and then auction it for our charity to the highest bidder.

This is a continuation from our Round the Isle of Wight for Macmillan and has nothing to do with my new Osprey venture.

Everyone is welcome to help out with this and I hope you all get involved in one way or another
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Guys, we are building a complete rib and hopefully it will be the most famous secondhand rib in the UK when completed

The complete package will be auctioned off and will hopefully reach a very good price
I guess the private boat collector who very generously donated the rib in the first place will be very keen that his donation is used in the most effective way to raise money for the MacMillan Nurses, I agree with Whisper that building a complete rib and auctioning it off is the best way to go.

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Well I've thrown my money, time, home, work shop, materials in the pot and I don't give a rats arse whether I get any of it back, there again as most of you know I am in remission from throat cancer, as someone else pointed out you spend that on a night out, let not forget why we are doing this, cancer can get any of us, it doesn't care who you are, how fit you are or what you've been doing, this charity makes a horrible illness just a little more bearable, I won't forget the nurse who was trying to get my feeding tube back up my nose while I was swearing at her and generally being more grumpy than usual
I am happy to donate my 40 contribution through the account Biffer as set up, if its good enough for Biffer its good enough for me

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year, following radio & chemotherapy I had an operation the remove the tumour last October, followed by another 6 mths of chemo from December till June. Along with Biffer, I too don't give a rats arse if I ever see my 40 again, money dont mean nowt when you have been through this crap! it was a stomach drain I had fed up my nose, the two young nurses who struggled to put that in will stay in my minds eye forever. luckily for me, up to now I haven't needed the MacMillan Nurses help, but as Biffer says, none of us know whats round the corner

on a much more positive note, I'm in the process of re-furbing a SR4, along with some very professional help as I'm not up to it yet, so I do know how much these things can cost. for sure this project wont work without some very generous help, in terms of time or money or both.

good on Whisper for thinking of it in the first place, and good on everyone else who does whatever they can to help

lets just hope it does the business and raises loads of dosh for MacMillan
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Old 18 October 2013, 12:47   #205
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Right, been up to natwest and they've given me a instant saver account and we can pay into that, the account number is 46703357, the sort code is 524132.

I've explained what we are going to do with the account and they are happy with this, I would suggest that when you donate you put Macmillan and your RIBnet name so it will show on the statement.
I've elected to have the statements online so I can make our transactions as transparent as possible
Hi Biffer, I've just tried to make my donation and it's asking for the account name, I tried Biffer / RIBnet etc but it just laughed at me point me in the right direction mate and I'll try again later
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Hi Biffer, I've just tried to make my donation and it's asking for the account name, I tried Biffer / RIBnet etc but it just laughed at me point me in the right direction mate and I'll try again later
Sooty old mate, mr r Allen, let me know if it doesn't go, regards
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worked this time Biffer, 40 paid in
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Well I've thrown my money, time, home, work shop, materials in the pot and I don't give a rats arse whether I get any of it back, there again as most of you know I am in remission from throat cancer, as someone else pointed out you spend that on a night out, let not forget why we are doing this, cancer can get any of us, it doesn't care who you are, how fit you are or what you've been doing, this charity makes a horrible illness just a little more bearable, I won't forget the nurse who was trying to get my feeding tube back up my nose while I was swearing at her and generally being more grumpy than usual
You're less grumpy than you used to be mate!!! (And a bit thinner!) Wink wink.
The big C had a go at two of my mates (biff & Kev) last year and took my mum this year.
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Right, been up to natwest and they've given me a instant saver account and we can pay into that, the account number is 46703357, the sort code is 524132.

I've explained what we are going to do with the account and they are happy with this, I would suggest that when you donate you put Macmillan and your RIBnet name so it will show on the statement.
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Sooty old mate, mr r Allen, let me know if it doesn't go, regards
Thanks Biff, I have transferred my 40 it's a donation so I don't want it back

I transferred it to: Mr R Allen account number 46703357, sort code 524132

Thanks very much for doing this
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Can i give you 40 squids tomorrow dude!?
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