Wednesday 24 February 2010 2.28pm
Jan the old one wrote:
Funny enough Andrew I felt so guilty after sending him on his way, I opened the front door to see if I could call him back and tell him to advertise it on here! but he was too quick for me..
If I see him again I'll whack him with me pole dancing stick..he's no fool then Andrew because most pubs do not have their phone numbers in directory as I found out this morning.
And he was sooo flipping convincing with hbis ruddy book for noting sponsors, wonder if he would have asked for the money up front! Cant believe I was almost taken in...grrr...
I know I have, for TAKS 500feet down facing abseil in May for MGA but I have it!, but we know you lot and we know you trust us!!
The good thing about raising money for Jan's favourite charity is that its' through Just Giving - so no need to be concerned the money goes really to this charity.
Here's how just Giving works (copied from their website):
We process donations and reclaim Gift Aid for our member charities, and charge a small fee for our service. It works like this:
When you donate £10 on our site, we send 100% to the charity by the end of the week.
We reclaim Gift Aid from the government, which takes about a month, adding £2.82 to your donation.
It's only when we receive the Gift Aid that we charge our 5% fee, along with credit/debit card/PayPal charges, and send the rest to the charity. If you are not a UK taxpayer and we can't reclaim Gift Aid, our fee comes out of your donation. Since over 85% of donations through JustGiving are eligible for Gift Aid, our charities always end up raising more with us.
So, for every £10 you give as a UK taxpayer, the charity receives almost £12, and they get it much faster than they would otherwise.