govanblue

RM Sponsors Fund Coordinator
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  1. Apologies for the 3 year bump, but here we are approaching D-Day again (A week today in fact!), so I thought this would be a good time to re-air this classic old war documentary. And here's the 2015 Sequel... http://forum.rangersmedia.co.uk/topic/281357-rm-erskine-lunch-fund-whisky-bum/
  2. Bear with me on this one, I'll get there... In only one month's time, it is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Many of the current Erskine Residents either served or lived through WWII and so as you can imagine, D-Day Celebrations are a big thing for them - especially such a significant one (70th). Erskine Homes always have D-Day parties, complete with Bunting, Spam and Vera Lynn etc, but this year they're wanting to push the boat out a bit more. As part of the celebrations, they plan to give each Resident a "Ration Pack" of goodies, and in amongst this pack they want to give everyone a miniature of Whisky. The Residents fair love a wee dram. Erskine Park have asked me to ask you to see if any of our members have any connection with the trade (retail/manufacture/distribution bootlegging), and might be able to point them towards getting a good deal. They're looking for quite a lot - about 30 for Erskine Park Home, and 30 for Erskine Mains Home, and the other 3 Homes may want to do similar) - so they're not expecting such a big donation (not from us at least!), they're just hoping we can point them to the best price/trade discount or whatever. Obviously any donations won't be refused though! But who knows - maybe we have a member who's a whisky distributor with a shed full of unsellable whisky miniatures?? Or maybe we have 30 members who would each want to post an unwanted miniature to the Home?? Or maybe we have a member who has a spare pile of something else, like After Eight Mints, or jam, or tights(??), or anything else you think they could make use of. Any other ideas are welcome. Oh and for the younger ones amongst us - we won the war.
  3. I am delighted to announce that the Rangers Charity Foundation have once again donated 10 Stadium Tour Passes to Erskine. So on Tuesday 13th June, a group of 10 Veterans (and staff) from Erskine Bishopton Home will be able to enjoy the Tour, and then have a nice lunch and a pint in the Argyle Restaurant (Ibrox Stadium). The Tour guide and the waiting staff, who always look after our Veterans so well, will enjoy a generous tip, and thus we will continue our fine tradition of maximising the benefit of our spending for the benefit of the whole Rangers family. I think this will be our 6th Erskine Ibrox Day Out - I've lost count actually. The cost of the Lunch, Drinks and tips will be about £180, which works out at only £2 from each of our existing 90 Paid up members. The bill's not due till 13th June though, so hopefully we'll have lots more new members by then, and the cost will be pennies per person.
  4. Welcome to the official RangersMedia Erskine Fund - New Season, New Membership - Pledge your Support Here Thread. [short version for existing members - membership renewal is due now, but our paypal is currently broken. Please add your name to the Pledged list below, and we'll get your donation once it's fixed.] The RM Erskine Fund is a voluntary fundraising group funded by RM Member donations (and other occasional fundraising activities). The money raised is spent as follows: Providing Rangers FC Products and Services to Residents of 4 Erskine Care Homes (eg: Season Tickets, Match Tickets, Hospitality Tickets, Stadium Tours, Argyle Restaurant Lunches, Rangers TV, Rangers Match Programmes) Providing non-Rangers-related Recreational Treats for the Residents of 4 Erskine Homes (eg: Boat Trips, Restaurant Lunches, Christmas Party Donations, Palace Visits, D-Day Whisky Miniatures) Supporting The Rangers Family - Rangers Development Fund, Rangers Charity Foundation, Rangers Ladies, Rangers Football In The Community. We also support Residents of Hollybush House Hospital (Combat Stress) by providing 4 Season Tickets for their exclusive use, Rangers TV and Rangers Match Programme Subscriptions The Fund has no running costs – (except the 6% PayPal fee charged by PayPal on all donations ). So every penny donated is properly spent and properly accounted for. With over £60,000 raised to date (and spent very wisely!), we are now enthusiastically embarking on our 6th Season of Supporting Erskine Veterans and Rangers FC. It promises to be our most successful season so far - and that’s why we’d really like you to join us - the more members we have, the more we can achieve, so please join us. It's easy, and very rewarding. Season membership of The Fund is a minimum donation of £10. But if you're feeling a bit flush, you can donate as much as you want!!! Last season's members - you know the score - please get yourself on the pledged list - and please encourage other RM Members to do the same - Some of them just need a wee pointer. New or potential members - PM @govanblue or @Zetland with any questions you may have. ---------------------------------------- How to donate: Unfortunately, our PayPal account is buggered, so we're unable to take donations at the moment, so in the meantime, what we want you to do is simply Pledge your support here on this thread. Once we sort out the payment method, I'll contact you all. Loyal Fund Member @Zetland will be looking after the Pledged List - and if you think I'm a tenacious bastard, wait till you see her in action. (And yes, I know some of you already have alternative methods of payment arranged, but if you can just hold off donating for now, and just get your name on the pledged list.) Note: Please do not feel obliged to publicly say how much you're donating. But then on the other hand, if you're planning on making a particularly generous donation, then telling people how much might you're donating, and why, might encourage other members to do something similar. Do what you want really, as you always do! Current Pledged Members List - see next post. If you're name's not on it, then add a post to this thread.
  5. Membership of the RM Erskine Fund Platinum Members Club is automatic for any Member who donates £50 or more to the RM Erskine Fund. These 28 Fine Upstanding Members have done just that... Bil Bobby Hume Brackley broxieman Carling1873 Courtyard Bear EKCO geneva_ger gmcf Goggs HG5 jamess jim white's a bear johntee Keeps01 Malvern offshoreworker One Jock Wallace only14me scottyscott1963 SuperTav SW3 Taipan toad Travelrug thistleman Young Bob Zetland The main benefit of the Platinum Members' Club is, of course, that you will be first on my list, come the November Donation Campaign. @Bil @Bobby Hume @Brackley @broxieman @Carling1873 @Courtyard Bear @EKCO @geneva_ger @gmcf @Goggs @HG5 @jamess @jim white's a bear @johntee @Keeps01 @Malvern @offshoreworker @One Jock Wallace @only14me @scottyscott1963 @SuperTav @SW3 @Taipan @thistleman @toad @Travelrug @Young Bob @Zetland
  6. I was going to tell you to make your way back to the Members table, but now I'm worried they'll mistake you for the entertainment. So do you want to just do the door for a bit? Here's @Brackley just arrived.
  7. TS2

    See that one's alright - it's funny because it's true!
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    Says he's ex-army, yet hasn't donated to the RM Erskine Fund! Yeah, right!
  9. TS2

    No splitting anyone's infinitive though.
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    As a Veteran, I'm actually outraged at that, and will be complaining to the BBC and demanding that this so called Mr Python (if that's even his real name!)make a full and frank apology, and that it never be shown again on tv (and be removed from youtube). Thanks Eagle, for allowing me to make my real point without actually having to refer to the OP's "point".
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    Now I get it. I heard a lot of that in my time in the Army. Full of bloody Dorises.
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    forge your name on the RM Erskine Fund Pledged Donation list...
  13. TS2

    Look, get this shite thread tae fuck. There's far more important things to be discussing, ya tight bastards...
  14. TS2

    Ah, the good old days, when aids helped you with your swimming.
  15. TS2

    ?? I say gay, and you think of sex? I don't see the connection.
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    What does gay sound like exactly? Is it a bad sound?
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    - Because not enough people like you sign up to things like this... I do what I can, but it's just not enough without you.
  18. That's the restaurant booked. @Bobby Hume& @Zetland - shall I book you a table while I'm on?
  19. And to celebrate reaching 100 Members, one of our existing members has donated an additional £100 (That's yer Platinum Members for ye - Pure Class! ) (I've updated the total above)
  20. I've been pleasantly surprised to find that 1 in 4 donations have been Platinum Level or above - I had estimated far fewer than that.
  21. Welcome to the Platinum Club @Carling1873 and @toad
  22. and those 100 donations have raised a total of: £3,708.93
  23. There's no need to donate to the Erskine Lunch Fund. Lunches are covered through our general membership donations.
  24. Welcome to Platinum Members @gmcf @Travelrug And an upgrade to Fund Member @Bil - showing that even ordinary mortals can aspire to the Platinum Club, if they work hard enough. Sorry about the mess guys - bit of a wild night last night! The cleaners will be in soon though.