Nominated Charity

The big one! Once again we are at Stourport in June with live bands, catering, an excursion, the AGM etc.....and over 300 Bongos munching grass contentedly on the banks of the River Severn.

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Who Is Our Designated Charity?

Poll ended at Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:02 pm

The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
British Red Cross
Woodland Trust
Total votes: 30
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Nominated Charity

Post by Ian » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 pm

At this year's Bash there will be, once again, Harry's charity auction. You can find details here: ... 69&t=47735

We also anticipate a cash surplus from the club that we can donate to charity this year as well (the club tries to operate as a break-even organisation). There may also be a bucket collection.

So it's up to you to decide which is our nominated charity for 2011. There is a shortlist of 3 charities, 1 that is illness related, 1 that is disaster related, and 1 that is environment related. The polling will run until 24 April.

1) The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society. Nominated by Haydn Callow.
2) The British Red Cross. Nominated by Marianne Maynard.
3) The Woodland Trust. Nominated by Matt Batchelor.

Cast your vote now! (Lobbying is allowed!)
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Re: Nominated Charity

Post by Bob » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:23 pm

Is this to be 'Winner Takes All', or proportional to votes cast?

Not that I mind either way, all good causes, just curious.
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Re: Nominated Charity

Post by Ian » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:29 pm

Good point! The Bongomeister says:

First past the post....hang on...
First Past The post....maybe..
Single Transferable Vote....yes, but....
Alternative Vote....hmmmmmmm
First Past The it fair......

Oh all right then, in proportion to votes cast 8)
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Re: Nominated Charity

Post by aitch » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:37 pm

Oh all right then, in proportion to votes cast

good call Ian.
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Re: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Post by Colin S » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:04 pm

Re nominated charity, could I say that my son has Retinitis pigmentosa he is 33 years of age and is vitually blind. He now has a guide dog and lives as full a life as he can. I always knew that he had the disease but was not prepared for the sudden rapid onset which in a matter of 2 years has robbed him of his sight. He was a chef and good at his job This disease is inherited and effects you sometimes slowly sometimes rapidly throughout your life, it is not a well known headline disease like cancer or heart disease but its effects are just as dibilitating and unlike cancer and heart disease there is no hope of recovery. I am not asking you to support this charity above the others all the nominated charities are very worthy but I though I would just give you a small insight into retinitis. I am thankful that Retinitis charity has been nominated at all as it does not get a great deal of publicity.

Thanks for reading this Colin S
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Re: Nominated Charity

Post by dunslair » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:59 pm

There may also be a bucket collection.
I have a spare bucket..... where should I send it? :| :D
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Re: Nominated Charity

Post by haydn callow » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:02 pm

Hi All,
I to have RP (Retinitis pigmentosa) and perhaps 2 out of my 3 daughters may have it or carry the defective gene. I was diagnosed later in life at age 52 (I used to wonder why I couldn't see at night and kept falling over things. It was fairly rapid from that point...The driving licence went 3 years later and now I am (age 65) registered part sighted.
However things are still good, I can play my golf as long as I have my good friends to keep a eye on the ball and the problems provide as many laughs as tears.
Please vote for this...research is going well and gene replacment is the direction at the moment. Right now there is nothing that can be done for those with RP but with your help perhaps the future for our kids can be better.
Thanks for putting this forward Ian.
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