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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Leehaa, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    will you consider sponsoring me:

    http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/leahmorgan

    Thank you,

    L x
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Not sure if they tack on a hefty international fee... hmmm. It doesn't say on the site...
     
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  3. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    :ohmy They tax it? Why?
     
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  4. ManicD

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    Sorry, i refuse to donate to this, because its as good as saying men dont suffer from cancer, or men are not affected by the deaths of women with cancer.

    When they let men run, i'll start sponsering
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    From what I understand of UK donations, they don't tax it; they retroactively remove the taxes from the donation (thereby making the donation bigger than what you donated). Or... something like that.
     
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  6. Leehaa

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    Fair point. The money does go to men as far as I understand, but fair point!
     
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  7. Leehaa

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    ...Thank you.
     
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  8. Mitzs
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    Bumpty, bump, bump. :D
     
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  9. dmarsh

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    They don't tax the donation, donations to charities are tax free.

    What they do do is 'gift aid', this is where if you pay income tax the government will take a matching percentage and donate that, effectively donating from your tax. This is a personal version of the sort of scheme companies benefit from when making charitable donations.
     
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  10. Markyboyt

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    Something that I always think at Race For Life time of year, why is it a ladies event?
    Surely a charity event aimed at raising money will raise a damn site more if every man woman and child can take part, and maybe their dogs at a push :lol:
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    I am not sure what you and manic are referring to. And no I would not think it is fair if they only aloud certain people to particapate. However, the money goes toward reasearch for all who have cancer in the uk. Isn't that the whole point here? The donators are just as important as the racers. With out the donators there would be no funding for the research. Without the runners there would be noone drawing attention to the events to draw in the donators. Without either there are no cures for our love ones.

    Take someone you love to a treatment and get them home to only have them throw up all over you, themselves, and the car as your getting them out. By then you don't give a flying **** who ran a race or donated. Your only glad that someone did because you are carrying them to the shower to clean them up instead of to a grave to say good bye. Cancer patients and their families do not care at the time about who can or can not do what. Leeah is doing a good thing here. If someone has a promble with a certain charity take up with that charity. Try to improve it. Don't just complain about it. Help to fix it! Don't hender the people that are trying to help others. This research did not help my father in 89 because it was not there and we lost him. However thanks to the leeahs of this world and their supporters it has given me back 2 major people in my life this year that just would not have been possable without this kind of research and the research would not exsist without them...
     
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  12. Markyboyt

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    I think you've got me wrong here mitzs and i apologise for that. I have no problem whatsoever with cancer research nor race for life and think there definately one of the most important charities, i just find it weird that it seems to be aimed at females, therefore excluding the male population, if a guy wants to run for charity he seems to have to do a marathon.
    I agree that its as much about the donations as the person running and i gladly sponsered my girlfriend when she did it, but we dont necessarily all know somebody to sponser, and i know that we dont need to have somebody to sponser to donate money but it certainly motivates it.

    I think that everybody is at some point affected one way or another by cancer and everybody then appreciates the work done by cancer research a lot more, I have thus far been lucky enough not to have anybody close to me affected but this is on the verge of changing as we speak.

    Once again apologies for this misunderstanding.

    Mark
     
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  13. Mitzs
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    :hug No promble at all Mark.:respct I hope no you know ever gets it hun. But CF is a good support system for all things in life.
     
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  14. Leehaa

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    Thanks to those who sponsored me for this (and I totally respect those who did not wish to aswell)

    I managed to meet targets, and the race starts at 2pm today, and I have a stop watch so hopefully can beat last years time...though it's always hard unless you manage to get to the front of the crowd!!
     
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  15. NightWalker

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    Good luck Leehaa :)
     
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    What's this 'Tax' you speak of? :D

    Only just saw this thread but good luck with the race Leah, hope you do really well!
     
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  17. Leehaa

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    It's explained further up the post...


    ...thank you! I came 19/20th which wasn't too bad at all!!! 8) Raised £50 over the original £100 target too 8)

    Takeaway tonight!! :twisted:
     
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  18. delorean

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    Hehe I was being sarcastic re where I live. :lol:

    Congrats on your success at the race!
     
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  19. NightWalker

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    Nice work :)
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    :hhhmmm came in a bit late on this thread... but just wanted to say well done Leehaa:thumbleft

    It's not easy training for an event and even harder trying to get sponsorship.

    I am also raising money for a charity event except would not dream of asking people on CF to sponsor me. :hhhmmm I don't know it just doesn't feel right!

    Just so long as they wish me godluck that's fine by me!:biggrin
     
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