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  1. Since last week, three people donated a total £50 (plus Gift Aid) on VirginMoneyGiving, and yesterday, a neighbour handed £20 (plus Gift Aid) to Pete, making an increase of £70 in a week. You are all stars - THANK YOU xx On Wednesday 24th April 2019, from 10am you can meet Pete & Beard at Kings Chase Shopping Centre - follow the link for directions etc. He will be at a table in the main shopping area. The table will hold lots of MS Trust goodies and information. So, if you happen to spend Easter week down near Bristol, or know anyone who lives locally, please give Pete as much support as you can. Offer to go and buy him a coffee (he will pay) and you will be a SuperStar. Wish him luck please as he makes shoppers aware of the MS Trust's work and promotes his NoBeardNoHairCut Fund in person.
  2. Hello again. I'm still here but rather battle weary after a two-month run-in with Trigeminal Neuralgia that led to a change in several medications. I'm not yet saying I feel like my usual self but I am grateful to my GP, your very own @Bristolatic, and my two sons for their expertise and care, where respectively appropriate. Meanwhile, late as it is, here is the April photo banner. The beard is now a scarf-substitute and the hairline is creeping down to the neck collar. Comparing each month's photos is an encouragement to @Bristolatic who feels it's all a bit slow - not a word I can often apply to my dynamic hubby. The VirginMoneyGiving Fund now sits at a healthy £756.25 (including applicable Gift Aid). to all who have donated to a cause that affects so many PWMS (persons with MS) Off-topic but very important - thank for the gaols Latics - the fortunes of this Club are very much in our thoughts.
  3. That hair is getting untidy and the beard - well! Don't panic 🤤 about the choice of T shirt here (neither MS Trust, nor Latics, just Saturday man caught lazing on a Saturday morning after a week caring for yours truly who has given us both a tough week. Fear not, full order is restored, for@Bristolatic is now sporting a Latics shirt to enjoy or endure the match by online commentary this afternoon.
  4. Thanks, Tufty. I know how hard Saturdays can be so it's my job to help you cross the road when you are struggling.
  5. Our new photo banner (see below), taken on 1st March, indicates how much @Bristolatic's beard is filling out now. The reverse image shows his hair IS growing and has come further than immediately obvious if you remember Pete used to clip really short. Every week. He really did not like to be scruffy! Now look at him. Now for news about the growing fund (puns are aplenty). For the first time, (although this is Saturday not Sunday or Monday), the total has not shifted. However, we continue to receive kind verbal pledges, two more sets of sponsor forms and leaflets have been taken to various groups, and one of the verbal pledges has promised a sum at the close of the year that amounts to £(n x 12) with n being a monthly figure Does anyone else, who has not yet donated, wish to make this type of pledge? And Does anyone want a set of sponsor forms and leaflets to take to a club or group in their area? (the latter would work best by post if donations are cheques paid to "MS Trust" with sponsor forms signed with full details for Gift Aid. These (and the cheque/s) can then be returned to us for paying into the MS Trust bank account. We can be reached via this board, our FB profiles/Messenger and other places you may have read about this fundraiser. We'd love to hear what you think about this project.
  6. I'm a bit late with a Sunday update and nearly late with a Monday one. The good news is, I'm here now. We've received kind donations amounting to £85 this past week - fabulous. Thank you to all those involved. The total donations, so far, are £617.50 plus Gift Aid not yet administered and claimed by MS Trust. @Bristolatic beard has visibly increased. He is the proud owner of a little bottle of beard oil. A couple of drops tames the whiskers, you see. And makes them rather attractive to my nose. We have some other good news too - but we cannot confirm it quite yet. And a request - please let us know if you would like to know more about why, how and when Pete decided on this challenge. Either respond below or PM me. Until next week, enjoy the calm UK weather and wait for the Friday 1st March PHOTOGRAPHS.
  7. It's Sunday, time to let you know all that's happened this past week: We've received kind donations from Geoff Millard and from wsm sandy. I mention these because they are two kind donors we do not (think we) know in person, or from places we frequent online. I will edit this if we find out we do know them - and apologise in triplicate. The total donations, so far, are £532.50 plus Gift Aid not yet administered and claimed by MS Trust. @Bristolatic beard has been assessed by our local hairdresser, Sam. In other words, admired and stroked. Choosing dyes for November has begun, and hair treatment needed now was advised. It is the mention of plaiting that seems to make Pete shake with nerves - or appear to do so. There has been a lot of emailing and letter-writing by Pete, to newsprint and online media outlets. We hope to confirm his new image & fame soon! Me? I look fine as I am, and keep taking the medicines that get me through each day. Having the fingers that spread the online word keeps me happy. Please let us know if you would like to know more about the way MS affects my daily living.
  8. Well done Latics for the win at Crawley! It's Sunday, time to update everyone about the VirginMoneyGiving MS Trust Fundraiser - or is that HairRaiser? The current target is £1000 - as this is a year--long challenge, watch how the target will change as the fund progresses. The donations, so far, are £480 or 48%. (The offline donations, so far, are £230) Those donations include £110 transferred from the original Facebook fund. Amazing progress, and @Bristolatic beard is growing well too. His hair has also filled out from the usual clipped format. My Psychedelic HairyMan is on his way. Please note: we are standing the costs of dying @Bristolatic Beard and Hair at the end of the year. All other costs are ours too. What you see raised is for the MS Trust.  Please feel free to pass the Fund's details onto your own friends & family - thank you ALL
  9. Hi folks, @Bristolatic has given me some more housekeeping to do for his NO BEARD OR HAIR CUT 2019 (COLOUR BY DECEMBER) fundraiser for MS Trust. You will recall, a week ago we had to close the Facebook wing of the fundraising due to technical reasons. We promised to update you once we knew how much Gift Aid had been received by MS Trust on the £110 transferred from FB to VirginMoneyGiving. NB We have learned from MS Trust that: "the Gift Aid is not claimed by us on Facebook as the consent process hasn't been confirmed as compliant and in line with our processes. This may change further down the line, but at present we are not receiving any Gift Aid from Facebook so the total [raised there] is £110." Another reason why the Facebook Fundraiser is not as favourable as the VirginMoneyGiving site. Rest assured, if you donated on FB, your donation is no less valuable to the work of MS Trust and is still shown in the Raised Offline total. Take a look - it is impressive!
  10. The closure of the Facebook Fundraiser page is now done. If you happen to select the link you will reach a green THIS FUNDRAISER HAS ENDED notice. True... but still going strong as detailed below. £110 has been transferred to the VirginMoneyGiving page - just as a record, as the money will be claimed by MS Trust. @Bristolatic and I will keep you posted throughout the year. Please donate here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NoBeardOrHairCut when you can. We are both amazed to announce there is now £470 (plus Gift Aid = £525) on the Virgin page (including £220 Raised offline!) We do not yet know the Gift Aid on the Facebook money (see above). Thanks to many of you! New photos now on the Virgin page.
  11. You are ALL incredible and a number of fans have already donated by either the Facebook page or the Virgin one. However, Please use the VirginMoneyGiving link from now on: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NoBeardOrHairCut This is why: With regard the Facebook Fundraiser page ONLY: We are unable to set this page to end on the last day of 2019. This means we cannot avoid our supporters receiving messages to say the Fundraiser is ending in X number of days! So we have decided this page is closing BUT NOT THE FUNDRAISER. The Funds already raised will be claimed by MS Trust, including Gift Aid, where appropriate. Please use the VirginMoneyGiving link from now on: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NoBeardOrHairCut Thank you for your understanding - any questions PM @Bristolatic please. It will give him something to do while growing his hair.
  12. It's Monday, time to update everyone about the Fund across both Fundraiser sites, Facebook and Virgin. The joint target is £1000 The joint donations, so far, are £350 35% Those donations were made in 1 week with 51 to go Amazing progress, and @Bristolatic's hair is growing well too.
  13. @Bristolatic will be glued to the online comnentary but for all Latics fans in Doncaster, I'm wishing the Team the best day ever!
  14. Thank you @disjointed I will indeed when I can find the key to the secret place where he hides them on here! 😉
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