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Donate £1 for SE ASIA

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KangaSantaMummy Tue 28-Dec-04 17:57:10

Tech is there anyway that members can donate £1 to SE ASIA via mumsnet?

I am thinking of £1 as I realise that some families struggle with day to day finance and do not want to put pressure on them.

obviously more could be donated.

Am I correct that there are 20,000 members?

If we did it as a collective it would be lovely to think that the parents on mumsnet were helping the parents of SE ASIA and their CHILDREN
also grandparents.

could we send in cheques to you and then you collect and then send on to red cross. or could it be done by card via telephone or secure site.

terryschonkyorange Tue 28-Dec-04 18:05:19

That's a great idea KSM - I'm up for that.

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StuffTheMagicTurkey Tue 28-Dec-04 18:12:13

Me too.

Gobbledigoose Tue 28-Dec-04 18:14:15

And me!

Gobbledigoose Tue 28-Dec-04 18:16:55

We'll have to keep bumping this - is anyone from tech around or are they always around?

Lots of people not posting either atm.

pedilia Tue 28-Dec-04 18:18:30

I am ready to donate

Vickypollard Tue 28-Dec-04 18:18:54

me too

NameChangingMancMidlander Tue 28-Dec-04 18:19:25

I'd donate £5

WigWamBam Tue 28-Dec-04 18:22:08

Great idea, Kangamummy - count me in, too

DelGirlsRingAreYouListening Tue 28-Dec-04 18:24:41

count me in

pixiefish Tue 28-Dec-04 18:46:12

have sent an email to hq asking if this is possible. I would do it if MN can set it up.

lockets Tue 28-Dec-04 18:51:56

Message withdrawn

DoesntChristmasDragOn Tue 28-Dec-04 18:54:36

It's been done in the past - all subs made over 2 days were donated so if you wanted to donate, you paid a "subscription" for any amount on those days.

DoesntChristmasDragOn Tue 28-Dec-04 18:54:36

It's been done in the past - all subs made over 2 days were donated so if you wanted to donate, you paid a "subscription" for any amount on those days.

KangaSantaMummy Tue 28-Dec-04 18:54:41

other thread

there is a post saying that donations have been done before

thanks for all of you that have pledged support for the idea.

CarriedAwayByXmas (mn) Tue 28-Dec-04 18:56:45

I think we could certainly do something through our subscriptions area ie we'd donate everything given via subscription to charity for certain dates, we did the same when we collected when Michelle from Lakeland died. However, the downside of doing it through mumsnet is that as we're not a charity there'd be no way of gift aiding the donation, which means the charities would lose out if those donating were tax payers. Also as we're operating on a skeleton staff here at the mo, the turn around on getting the donations and passing them on wouldn't be immediate. So lovely as it would be to donate via mumsnet, for now at least it might be better to post the red cross link and ask everyone to donate directly to them - then those who pay tax can gift aid and we'll know it's getting through straight away. Then if folks are still keen, perhaps in the New Year we'll pick a week and publicise the fact that all subs given that week will be sent to the appeal. Does that sound OK? and if so can folks post any links they've come across where people can donate?

Thanks

KangaSantaMummy Tue 28-Dec-04 19:01:47

thanks CarriedAwayByXmas perhaps that would be a better way of doing it because they need help now BUT they will also need help in future

would not want it to disappear and so publicity then 1 week of donations will work well

also all the mumsnetters that on here while at work can join in.

KangaSantaMummy Tue 28-Dec-04 19:03:57

How many members are there on here?

WigWamBam Tue 28-Dec-04 19:04:22

Red Cross are accepting donations.

ChristmasCracker Tue 28-Dec-04 19:24:11

Anyone know if they accept Electron cards on the red cross website ??

I have a Visa debit card but am over my od limit at the mo so can't use it.

Dp only has an electron card.

WigWamBam Tue 28-Dec-04 19:32:43

Yes, they accept Elektron.

ChristmasCracker Tue 28-Dec-04 19:34:52

Oh good thanks, will do that now then.

CarriedAwayByXmas (mn) Wed 29-Dec-04 16:36:14

In answer to KangaSantaMummy, Mumsnet has over 25,000 members but not all of them use Talk

KangaSantaMummy Wed 29-Dec-04 23:49:59

thanks for letting me know so if we did an appeal and put it on main page as well then that should attract them as well

would that be possible for a week in january please

KangaSantaMummy Fri 31-Dec-04 17:38:57

could you join it together with the banner idea? please

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