Let's TACKLE cancer

Mrtrout

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I, like many on here will no doubt know, or have a relative who has had cancer.
My sister survived breast cancer in her early 40's and I lost an aunt and a grandfather to it, so for many years I have always made personal donations to cancer research, it's just high on my list, always has been.
I don't feel enough is done from the governments of any country, and far too much is left to individuals to come forward and pledge their own money in trying to find a cure for this despicable disease, but that's the way it is.
We have some wonderful people out there, Macmillan nurses spring to mind, as do many other wonderful organisations.
We do lots on here for various funds, and I am amazed sometimes by peoples generosity, even for something like the well run auction each year for the Monnow trust.
I have for a while now been contemplating doing this, and recent events from today and poor old Royvs, have just made me think, and get this idea in progress.
I appreciate it is only a small gesture on my part, but it all helps, and is a very worthwhile cause I think.
So, with admins permission, and your help, I would like to offer a packet of three mixed Furled Leaders, consisting of
1x 3ft olive green
1x 5ft " "
and 1x Hi Viz grayling leader, for auction each month for the next twelve months, starting in January 2011.
I will tie these and post them out to the winning bidder, and they will be packaged and come complete with an instruction leaflet.
I think, it would be better, if a named and trusted person from the forum, would accept payment for them, rather than me, that way we have no ill feelings or doubts as to where the money has ended up.
I wouldn't for one minute think of doing such a thing, but I would feel better if someone else would accept that roll.
Payment for the winning bid can either be paid by Paypal gift or cheque to the nominated trustee, and he or she, can obtain a receipt for it.
I will leave it to you to decide upon a member to do this, I have a few trusted forum members in my head, who I am sure would be more than willing to do this, but for now I'll leave it up to you to decide, I haven't approached anyone yet.
The starting price for the leaders will be £10 as that would be the normal charge for them, in the unlikely event that no bids were placed, then I will donate £10 to the said trustee from my own pocket, at the end of each month.
Thanks for reading all this, if you feel it is a futile attempt to raise a few quid, then say so, otherwise, with admins permission, I will put up the first packet of leaders in January.
Look forward to your input and help, thanks.
Steven.
 

enigma309

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Steven, excellent idea.

Get knitting, I wish you luck!
I'll support any worthwhile charity but reserve a soft spot for the Macmillan girls - long story and not really for public consumption.

Brian
 

BRUCE1

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I, like many on here will no doubt know, or have a relative who has had cancer.
My sister survived breast cancer in her early 40's and I lost an aunt and a grandfather to it, so for many years I have always made personal donations to cancer research, it's just high on my list, always has been.
I don't feel enough is done from the governments of any country, and far too much is left to individuals to come forward and pledge their own money in trying to find a cure for this despicable disease, but that's the way it is.
We have some wonderful people out there, Macmillan nurses spring to mind, as do many other wonderful organisations.
We do lots on here for various funds, and I am amazed sometimes by peoples generosity, even for something like the well run auction each year for the Monnow trust.
I have for a while now been contemplating doing this, and recent events from today and poor old Royvs, have just made me think, and get this idea in progress.
I appreciate it is only a small gesture on my part, but it all helps, and is a very worthwhile cause I think.
So, with admins permission, and your help, I would like to offer a packet of three mixed Furled Leaders, consisting of
1x 3ft olive green
1x 5ft " "
and 1x Hi Viz grayling leader, for auction each month for the next twelve months, starting in January 2011.
I will tie these and post them out to the winning bidder, and they will be packaged and come complete with an instruction leaflet.
I think, it would be better, if a named and trusted person from the forum, would accept payment for them, rather than me, that way we have no ill feelings or doubts as to where the money has ended up.
I wouldn't for one minute think of doing such a thing, but I would feel better if someone else would accept that roll.
Payment for the winning bid can either be paid by Paypal gift or cheque to the nominated trustee, and he or she, can obtain a receipt for it.
I will leave it to you to decide upon a member to do this, I have a few trusted forum members in my head, who I am sure would be more than willing to do this, but for now I'll leave it up to you to decide, I haven't approached anyone yet.
The starting price for the leaders will be £10 as that would be the normal charge for them, in the unlikely event that no bids were placed, then I will donate £10 to the said trustee from my own pocket, at the end of each month.
Thanks for reading all this, if you feel it is a futile attempt to raise a few quid, then say so, otherwise, with admins permission, I will put up the first packet of leaders in January.
Look forward to your input and help, thanks.
Steven.

S.... what a superb gesture Steven, and raising money for cancer research etc is anything but futile ,and they would be a very sad individual who thought so ,i lost my dad to cancer over 10 years ago now , with you all the way on this ,and if i can help in anyway just PM me mate.

now get to work ya old dog ;):D:D:D:D
 

Mrtrout

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As usual, I am overwhelmed at a few responses I have had since posting this idea.
Wullie, (silversedge) has offered two dozen of his yellow owl flies, and Toby wishes to get involved also, so there might be quite a bit more on offer in January, and some nice things to bid for.
My thanks to all who have offered their support.
S.
 

Mrtrout

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I have received some amazing PM's from people, one of which brought me to tears, a private but VERY moving story, and a happy ending, moving stuff.
I haven't had any suggestions for a treasurer as yet, so I have approached one very respected forum member, and asked if he will take the task on.
If he will then I will put it forward to you, can't see you not condoning this chap, a forum stalwart. ;)
Thanks at the moment go to repairman Tam, Munro Reidy, and Ben sunkistbob, all with donations to the auction, I thought it was just my leaders, but it looks like some decent stuff might be on offer afterall. :D
Cheers all, S.
 

achampion

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What a fantistically generous offer... good on you!!
I doubt there are many people that haven't been touched by cancer...

You mentioned having someone collect the cash for you, while I am sure many of the forum are very trustworthy I do have an alternative suggestion. Have you thought of using JustGiving, they make it really easy to donate and are able to claim back Gift Aid from the tax man, i.e. for everyone £1 donated they also get the tax back so for the average person this means £1.28 is donated. Justgiving does charge a nominal fee (explained on their site) but the charities still end up better off.

9000 UK Charities are registered with them, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

It is very easy to create an account and personal objective say "Leaders for Cancer", where the auction winners can donate the money and it goes straight to the charity without having to pass through your or anyone else's hands.

Regards
-Alun.
 

Mrtrout

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What a fantistically generous offer... good on you!!
I doubt there are many people that haven't been touched by cancer...

You mentioned having someone collect the cash for you, while I am sure many of the forum are very trustworthy I do have an alternative suggestion. Have you thought of using JustGiving, they make it really easy to donate and are able to claim back Gift Aid from the tax man, i.e. for everyone £1 donated they also get the tax back so for the average person this means £1.28 is donated. Justgiving does charge a nominal fee (explained on their site) but the charities still end up better off.

9000 UK Charities are registered with them, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

It is very easy to create an account and personal objective say "Leaders for Cancer", where the auction winners can donate the money and it goes straight to the charity without having to pass through your or anyone else's hands.

Regards
-Alun.
Hi Alun, I really appreciate that input, and it makes total sense.
That is what I think we will do, I am in negotiations with a forum member who is used to doing these things, and he has kindly offered to do this for me.
I will post up on it shortly as to the outcome.
Thanks again Steven.
 

Former member 2

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Mr trout
I dont think anyone would doubt your integrity and trustworthyness to treasure this yourself, just do it. Or have the winning bid by cheque or postal order made out to Macmillans or Cancer research or whoever you choose the charity to be and then its clear where it's going .
Can I bid £25 for the first batch please while this is sorted out.
Many thanks
WP
 

Mrtrout

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Mr trout
I dont think anyone would doubt your integrity and trustworthyness to treasure this yourself, just do it. Or have the winning bid by cheque or postal order made out to Macmillans or Cancer research or whoever you choose the charity to be and then its clear where it's going .
Can I bid £25 for the first batch please while this is sorted out.
Many thanks
WP
Simply stunning generosity Pom, thankyou, sincerely.
I appreciate your kind comments, but I would prefer to keep the treasury side of this to a third party, and tigermoth Dave, has kindly offered to set up a "just giving" account, I can't think of a better qualified person for the job.
Thanks for that Dave.;)
I will start the auction on the 2nd of January, it would have been the 1st, but I hope to be recovering from a headache that day. :D
And it will end in the December of the same year.
It was just going to be my leaders, but it seems to have taken off a bit since then, and it looks like a bit more than I was hoping for will be raised.
That is all down to some very generous and kind forum members, thanks to you all so far.
S.
 
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Former member 2

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Simply stunning generosity Pom, thankyou, sincerely.
I appreciate your kind comments, but I would prefer to keep the treasury side of this to a third party, and tigermoth Dave, has kindly offered to set up a "just giving" account, I can't think of a better qualified person for the job.
Thanks for that Dave.;)
I will start the auction on the 2nd of January, it would have been the 1st, but I hope to be recovering from a headache that day. :D
And it will end in the December of the same year.
It was just going to be my leaders, but it seems to have taken off a bit since then, and it looks like a bit more than I was hoping for will be raised.
That is all own to some very generous and kind forum members, thanks to you all so far.
S.
Good to hear it. And Tiger moth seems the ideal man what with his auction back ground.
Well you can start the bidding for whatever there is at £25. It's not generous at all... I know as well as you do that it will soon go past that!
 

Mrtrout

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I am off to bed now, but just to say a big thank you to all who have PM'd me tonight with donations and offers.
It's been mind blowing, such generosity and good feeling.
Ian Grommit has also offered a monthly donation along with Toby funkyflytying, so we will need to change the name of this auction as it is now far more than a few old furled leaders, Mrs T suggested (Let's TACKLE cancer)
Quite good I think, whatever, as long as we make some cash for a good cause we can call it what you like.
Thanks again everyone, and good night.
S.
 

NUMPTYONE

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Excellent show of support Forum Members
Steven thanks for touching a subject we all have a interest in
as for the members who have gifted items Hats Off
NOW where MRS NUMPTY hid the holiday fund
Numpty loves a Auction :whistle::whistle::whistle:
 

hutch6

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Hi,

I write reports for Kilnsey everytime I go and I always take mate's there for days out so they can develop their skills (see post in general fly fishing) I can have a word with the fishery manager about having a charity day if you want with a some daft rules?

It would be a group event and see if they would lend us the venue for a reduced ticket fee just for one day. There are plenty of lads on here and that I know that would join in so the ticket price would cover the cost of the fishing plus a donation.

We could get sponsored per fish caught or something.

The rules could be:

Everyone gets 5 of the same patterns. No other patterns to be used. You can adapt the fly but nothing must be added.

Use any fly you want but you can not have a leader over 6ft and you can only have one leader for the duration of the day regardless if you get in a big knot or tangle.

You have to sing a song whilst playing a fish loud enough so that every other fisherman can hear you.

Just daft stuff like that for a laugh and something different.

I could probably get buyers for the two fish limit each as well with the proceeds for that going into the pot or just have it as C&R. Might even be able to get the big company I work for to make a donation say £1 for every 1lb of fish we catch.

I am thinking as I go along but something could be sorted. I'll see what the big cheeses have to say about sponsoring us now.
 
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Mrtrout

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Truly magical Hutch, what a gesture, thankyou.
I have just got your PM, and will be in touch in a few minutes.
Steven.
 

Mrtrout

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Just a quick update on this thread.
Since putting it up last night, I have been bombarded with PM's from the most kind and generous people I have ever known.
Toby (funkyflytying) has offered to donate two of his special Pike leaders per month, and Ian, (Grommit) has donated a Greys Platinum fly line also one each month.
Apart from these, several kind folks have come up with stunning ideas to make this a great success, hutch6 enigma309 silversedge Munro, reidy, repairman Tigermoth, and SKB to name a few.
As my futile attempt to raise a few quid from offering a packet of furled leaders has been overtaken in such a grand manner, it is only right to rename this thread to include everyone, and as such I have decided to call it,
"Let's TACKLE cancer" I hope that meets with your approval, and I thank you all very sincerely for your input and help to date.
I will update you on things as they progress, and all being well it will kick off in January 2011.
Kind regards Steven.
 
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