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RM Erskine Fund Coordinator
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  1. Welcome to the RM Erskine Fund - Members Thread - Season 2018/19 The RM Erskine Fund is a voluntary fundraising group funded by RM Member donations (and other occasional fundraising activities), now entering its 5.5th season. I've lost count of how much we've raised (and spent wisely!) in that time. But for sure, it's WELL over a hundred thousand pounds. It's definitely made a difference; and all we need from you to keep it rolling is a measly tenner!! The Fund's primary role is to provide Recreational Treats directly to the Residents of Erskine Veterans Care Homes. We do this primarily by providing Rangers Season Tickets, Match Tickets, Hospitality Tickets, Stadium Tours, Argyle Restaurant Lunches, Rangers TV subscriptions, Rangers merchandise and clothing, and anything else we can think of. Not only does this make the MANY Rangers supporting Veterans very happy, it also has a double bonus of putting a lot of that money directly back in to The Club, and keeping those Blue Pounds Blue! We also provide occasional non-Rangers related Recreational Treats, to ensure that ALL residents benefit from our Fund, and not just the Bears. Recent examples: Boat Trips, Restaurant Lunches, Christmas Party Donations, Palace Visits, D-Day Whisky Miniatures, Fish n Chips, and pretty much anything that Erskine fancy (Even Billy Elliott!) We also support Residents of Hollybush House Hospital (Combat Stress) by providing 4 Season Tickets for their exclusive use. These seats have become an important part of Hollybush House's recreational therapy. Many of their Residents have serious issues dealing with crowds, loud noises, etc. The value of a friendly crowd, which they can genuinely feel a part of, can not be understated. We also allocate a portion of our Fund to supporting Rangers Youth Development, in the form of regular subscriptions to Rangers Lotto, Half-time Rising Stars, Brick purchases, and more. This season we've also pledged our support to the BRAVEHOUND charity, who provide trained Companion Dogs for Veterans with PTSD or other issues. We've bought a puppy for BRAVEHOUND. His name is Broxi, and he's currently in Basic Training, before deployment. So we will have a continuing responsibility to contribute to his upkeep. And we even have enough left over to make sure that we are able to make a small donation on behalf of RM members, to Rangers-related fundraisers, to help out other Bears in their time of need, or to support their Good Cause. The Fund has no running costs (as long as you remember to tick the "friends and family" option on PayPal!). So every penny donated is properly spent and properly accounted for. Here's a summary of what we did last season... http://forum.rangersmedia.co.uk/topic/315733-rm-erskine-fund-the-season-is-over-how-did-we-do/?do=findComment&comment=1064801364 Not bad, eh? Season membership of The Fund is a one-off minimum donation of £10 (or more). But if you're feeling a bit flush, you can donate as much as you want!!! That's it. You don't need to donate every month or anything like that. In November, we will run a mid-season fundraiser, but you don't need to donate to that, or to the end-of season fundraiser. Most people DO donate something whenever I pop up with a new fundraiser - I guess that's because they have a couple of quid spare, and they approve of what we're doing with it. But it's always optional. ---------------------------------------- How to donate: Donations via PayPal or by Bank Transfer. PM @Zetland for details. Last season's members - you know the score - please get yourself on the donated list, (or the pledge list if you're waiting for payday) - and please encourage other RM Members to do the same - Some of them just need a wee pointer. Renewing, New or potential members - PM @Zetland with any questions you may have. @Zetland will look after the Hall Of Fame Members List in the post below, and then I'll put a load of photos in the post below that, just to remind everybody why we're bothering. And then I'll put a few posts in to summarise what we've done so far this season, and what's next. So, without further ado, let's go...
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    RTV Hummel strip ad at h-t today

    I've already posted in th other thread.
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    RTV Hummel strip ad at h-t today

    Were you able to make out the label. Is it China right enough?
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    RSEA Poppy badges

    @Zetland may have one squirreled away. I'll also ask Erskine.
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    Fanzone Update

    No. It still can't. Any demographic change has no bearing on Rangers FCs continued support for the Parish of Ibrox. That's our relationship with the community, and it has nothing to do with which team any particular residents may support.
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    Fanzone Update

    If you're looking for pictures of pensioners doing aerobics, I've got loads.
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    Fanzone Update

    No it hasn't. What is she implying?
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    They really are obsessed

    To be fair there are lots of RangersMedia members looking for a friendly place to watch the Rangers game, and this might be just the ticket for many of them. You want me to name names? Well let's start with everyone who isn't on this list...
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    fixed that for you.
  10. [and apart from the Salopettes, can you guess where those lovely warm Rangers jackets came from?] So yeah, I tricked you. But there is a serious point... If you can afford £50 for a new top for yourself, can you not afford a tenner to let these Veterans enjoy The Rangers as much as you do? RangersMedia Erskine Fund - Looking for more New Members, because there's still more work to be done.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    I don't think we're done with this thread yet.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    Ya Nutter! If it was paypal, I'd have refunded you, but I don't have your bank details, so I'll just have to spend it as you say. That's another pair of salopettes in the bag.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    Or I could set up a new thread for you two, and charge admission.
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    BROXI on TV next week

    So, back to more reliable Media sources. @Bears r us - What's the latest on BROXI's upcoming Meet & Greet at the Statue?
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    Stop!! We're not currently looking for donations from existing Fund Members - only NEW ones - and taig impostors of course.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    Magnus and Irene btw. both S/T holders in their younger days.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    And if he doesn't, you can give him a slap from me too.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    The carers' purple fleeces are a giveaway. All our Erskine Veterans sit in the West Enclosure.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    I always keep her in mind. It's virtually all gone now though. I'm sure she's already smart enough for a Club pencil case and calculator though.
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    ooft! you two got history then?
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    New Kit Launched - Official Photoshoot

    you've not been around long enough to remember how bad I used to be. Consider yourself lucky! Now, can we expect a donation from you any time soon?
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    BROXI on TV next week

    You mean this Bracken? And this Veteran? Don't you recognise our very own Jimmy Church, Erskine Bungalow resident, Bravehound dog recipient, and Mad Rangers Fan. I'm sure everyone will be glad to know that Jimmy has been attending Ibrox regularly for the last few seasons, courtesy of the RM Erskine Fund Members donated ticket scheme. RM Erskine Fund - doing stuff that doesn't make the news since 2012
  23. Many thanks to @govansw1 @King's Troop and @WILLIAM BEAR who have donated their seats for tomorrow's game to the Fund.
  24. Our Rising Stars numbers for tomorrow: 31001 - 31020 Cost: £40
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    Stephen Kelly

    Luckily everyone in the video got the joke. The clue is the laughs and smirks. Technically jokes are lies. technically everyone's who ever lived is a liar. Technically, until you've donated to the RM Erskine Fund, your opinion on here ain't worth shit. Yes, another joke. We;ll spotted!
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