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MNHQ would it be possible to have a temporary 'sale' section in order to raise funds for Trinity?

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Disenchanted3 Sun 30-Aug-09 12:06:38

Alot of people, myself included, would love to make a donation but have not got the means to at this time,

Can I voice a little bit of an idea?
I have, as do many other I suspect!, loads of stuff around the house, childrens clothes, books, toys, DVDs etc ... do you think we could do something on the 'sale board' in order to raise money for TR?

Or home made bits people could sell?

Perhaps MN could just add a tempory section and everything sold on there the proceeds (minus the postage costs) go directly into Lewis' paypal fund?

I understand the logistics of it may be a bit difficult, I know there is usually a fee to pay to sell but under the circumstances could a little seperate board where all proceeds go to Lewis to pass onto Trinity be made?

This is just an idea I had as Im sure alot of mumsnetters would be happy to get rid of some of their clutter whilst raising money for such a worthy cause?

And also it would be good for buyer who can get some nice things cheaply whilst doing something small, yet positive during this awful time for Trinity and her family?

And I know alot of mumsnetters don't usually use the forsale boards.

Its just an idea that I run past Lewis and am open to any sugeestions on it?!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 30-Aug-09 13:02:12

Hi Disenchanted3. What a lovely idea!

But I'm afraid I don't know how practical - or even possible - it would be.

And, as it's a Bank Holiday weekend, I'm afraid we probably won't be able to get back to you about it till we're all back in the Towers on Tuesday.

Sorry - hope you understand.

Paolosgirl Sun 30-Aug-09 13:13:16

Would second this suggestion, definitely. I would love to make a donation to TR, but sadly am unable to at this time. A sale section seems like a great idea.

MNHQ - please find a way to make this possible.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 30-Aug-09 13:16:55

I don't see that it needs to be that hard to be honest.

Post what you have for sale and the fact that the money given is to go to TR and her children.

Once someone has said they definitely want it they are given LF address to pay and the buyer can send their address to the seller off the board.

Keep it all on one thread and post when it is sold or MNHQ could take the post off.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sun 30-Aug-09 13:17:40

Oh definately have seen this done elsewhere.
A new topic for a time would probably do where we can post our bits for sale make it a sticky one or something.

IUsedToBePeachy Sun 30-Aug-09 13:38:00

I'm another who would like to get on board with this, for the same reasons as OP.

Disenchanted3 Sun 30-Aug-09 15:21:51

Thankyou Helen

xxxxBAMBOOxxxx Mon 31-Aug-09 12:52:13

An absolutely brilliant idea

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Sep-09 14:11:23

Disenchanted3, I've just remembered I completely forgot to come back to you. I'm so sorry. blush

Anyway, yes, we do think it's a lovely idea and you're most welcome to start a special Trinity thread in For Sale/Wanted.

Maybe the "Other" topic would be best - as it's not specifically for one product?

Alambil Wed 09-Sep-09 02:49:12

thank you so, so much Helen - I know she'll appreciate it so much

<may I ask as an aside why I have been advised to not give figures in the donation thread.... I sort of understand but I really wish people could know the amazing efforts they've done.....>

Northernlurker Wed 09-Sep-09 07:30:18

lewis - my cheque is in going in the post today - e-mailed you whilst on holiday then when I got home could not find my cheque book. I hid it in a safe place from burglars blush Hope it's not too late.

Alambil Wed 09-Sep-09 10:51:18

nope, not too late - I'll wait a couple days and bank it with some others that just came too

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