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Hi Guys and Gals,

This is a shameless plug once again for the Pink Coffin appeal. Its coming up to the date of Liz and freind's departure on their fund raising trek to Mt Everest Base Camp. The is still time, though not much, to give what you can. Please remember to click the boxes for gift aid as this adds much needed extra cash which would normally go into Gordon's Coffers (Boo) :thumbsdow :rain: :umbrella:

You can donate via this section by hitting the £Donate icon or going to this site:

Justgiving - Pink Coffin Trek to Base Camp Mt Everest

Please take time to read the comments by other donors and the statment by Liz as its updated occassionally. They Tug at your heart strings and make you donate more.... :D

For those who didn't know Chris, he was a wonderfull man and Diver who was taken from us by a horrible disease called Motor Neurone Disease.

This is your chance to help others affected by this Disease and maybe just maybe one day eradicate it? who knows......

......but we won't unless you give some cash NOW!!

Many Thanks. D
 

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I've had a couple of questions about how donating money for a trek raises money for the Charity, and doesn't the money just go to pay for the trek?

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All the money raised goes to funding the Trek. One of the things Chris told Liz to do was to live life like there is no tomorrow. Included in this was to become a paramedic and to trek to base camp. I think this kind of trek is to help raise awareness of this cruel disease. Just asking for cash for the charity is nice but I think you have to generate interest for people and a trek to Mt Everest base camp is something which interests a great many people. Its one of those once in a life time adventures similar to travelling to Machu Pitchu (sp?). This interest generated also helps to get donors thinking about the charity for more than just a passing moment. As you think about it more, thinking about the trek, your more likely to donate. Surley more donations are a good thing right?

Its all about promoting the charity and generating interest and adventures like this help keep interest up, which in turn hopefully leads to more donations.

I hope this helps.

ps reading the donors comments is great, there are a good many YDers on there. This makes me feel proud to be part of a great comunity.

Dave C
 

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Dave Crampton said:
I've had a couple of questions about how donating money for a trek raises money for the Charity, and doesn't the money just go to pay for the trek?

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I don't think all the money raised goes to funding the Trek. A larger proportion raised goes to MND. One of the things Chris told Liz to do was to live life like there is no tomorrow. Included in this was to become a paramedic and to trek to base camp. I think this kind of trek is to help raise awareness of this cruel disease. Just asking for cash for the charity is nice but I think you have to generate interest for people and a trek to Mt Everest base camp is something which interests a great many people. Its one of those once in a life time adventures similar to travelling to Machu Pitchu (sp?). This interest generated also helps to get donors thinking about the charity for more than just a passing moment. As you think about it more, thinking about the trek, your more likely to donate. Surley more donations are a good thing right?

Its all about promoting the charity and generating interest and adventures like this help keep interest up, which in turn hopefully leads to more donations.

I hope this helps.

ps reading the donors comments is great, there are a good many YDers on there. This makes me feel proud to be part of a great comunity.

Dave C
Thanks for letting us know, I did wonder about that. I donated a token amount a while back. I noticed they raised the level from 10K to 15K.
 

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Can i just Clarify about the fund raising please.

The trekkers are all paying thier own way so none of the money raised via the pink coffin site site goes to pay any expenses, it all goes to the Motor Neurone Disease Association which funds research into MND and supports MND sufferers.

So 100% of what you give goes to the charity.

Or even better if you tick the box saying you are a UK tax payer then the Government gives back the tax you paid on it to the charity too.

Jules
 

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Three Weeks Before We Hit The Foothills!

Hi everyone.

Thank you so much for the YD support and donations. As Jules says EVERY PENNY YOU DONATE GOES DIRECTLY TO THE MND ASSOCIATION to help primarily with research. The 10 of us who set off on 30 March have all paid 100% for our own places. This is not a freebie holiday. In fact I am completely terrified.

I kept trying to remember exactly what prompted Chris to suggest this and it was incredibly frustrating as I could not ask him! I get that a lot! But finally I remembered - it was this time last year sitting in our front room (where we were room bound for 2 and a half months) watching Michael Palin's "Himalaya". He turned to me and said "You're going there Liz!" AAGGHH!

So I rallied the troops and am so thrilled to have company. Jule's sister Marce is my trekking buddy and Robert-Jan, Chris's best friend and second best dive buddy (Sorry RJ - I was still number one even though I didn't like going into those dark holes!!!) has promised to carry me up if I get sick! Also coming are two more divers Claire Turner and Jo Kennedy both of whom Chris and I taught to dive. So we will blow some bubbles! We will also scatter a few ashes from a mini pink coffin (yet to source!)

I have have a pretty rough few months folks. Anyone who knows about the "grieving process" will no doubt identify. At first I was FINE and skipped through months of life without Chris. And then the truck hit me and I realised he was never coming back. In fact even coming up to a year I don't think I have completely accepted it...

But one thing I do know is he would be very very very happy to know that his efforts to raise the profile of MND (and Disabled Diving) would be taken on by YD with such passion!

Again - I can only thank you all and hope I get back underwater one day!

I upped the stakes to £15k yesterday as we hit our target of £10k... Sorry!

Keep helping - every tenner of fiver helps

Liz x

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Juz said:
Quite simply - BUMP

Juz
Seconded. Top man your self Justin.

Still time to follow this link:

Justgiving - Pink Coffin Trek to Base Camp Mt Everest

Come on folks one final big push and we'll get this lady off our backs. Its not much - 4 grand, some of you pay more than that in beer money and tax every year :D

Dave C

p.s. and now we have GREEN back feel free to go off and see who from YD has donated and then after a donation (Plus Gift Aid) green them to show your support. Don't Green me though, I'm just a grumpy old git.

Last one to donate gets a wedgey!!!!!
 

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Yes as Dave says only a few more weeks before they set off. They were supposed to be on training weekend in the lakes but my little sister is down with a cold and confined to bed as a few of the group. So get better soon all those trekkers who are poorly!

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This thread seems to have gone a little quiet. Would those who have recently donated please post on here. This will do two things,

1. It will remind divers that its FOUR weeks tomorrow until the first aniversary of Chris' Death, of a Horrid, Nasty diesease which I would not wish on .. well I don't have any enemies.... Middle Lane Drivers!!! There said it.... (and Breath..... )

2. It will give those on here a chance to Green those who have donated. Donating is surely worth green??

This will do three things....
1. Riminder
2. Greenies
3. It will prompt those new members know may not have known Chris that they can to donate to this worthy cause.

This will do four things....

1. Reminder
2. Greenies (not snot)
3. New Donors
4. It will keep this thread up in the in the recent posts bit.

Thanks,

Dave (Shameless) C

p.s. don't green me, I'm not worthy, Donate instead.
 

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Shameless bump for this thread. :)

Go and donate, if we can stop even one person having to go through what Chris did then it is worth it. Even if you never knew him - new to the boards etc - what you see now, the YD we have now is built on what members like Chris said and did.
 

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On the Up and Up!

21/03/07
Today we were about to break through our second target of £15,000 so we have changed this to a staggering £20,000. Chris's main fundraising page which has already reached over £25,000 is going to be boosted by almost twice our original goal!

22/03/08
We set off a week tomorrow for the most exciting and scary trek to the foothills of Everest. It is something Chris wanted to do himself and since he could not then it is up to me! And a few fellow divers... Coming up to a year since Chris died is a staggering and overwhelming state of affairs. How can time go so fast and so slow? He would have been grinning from ear to ear to see how much money has been raised in his memory! Thank you from me and from my lovely inspirational and divecrazy late husband...

Liz Hall
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Bump

The great thing about the fundraising is how much of it is fivers and tenners from individuals and how it all adds up.

My Mum has been collecting donations at her church , literally a pound at a time and has raised about £200.

Go pink!
 

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Well done Liz,

Have a fantastic time, we'll be thinking of you. Then when your back you can tell us all about it. We can come round and catch up and you can meet Cameron.

Dave C
You will meet up at mine on 6th may...
 
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