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All of which means, we still need more cash if we want to maintain even a reduced level of support. So I'll probably need to send out another reminder PM to the 100 or more Fund Members who haven't yet donated to the November Fundraiser. :(

But as I mentioned, I hate asking people to donate again when there are so many members who haven't yet donated for the first time. :(

So maybe you guys should start putting the squeeze on that boardroom crew and find out exactly why so many of The People choose not to contribute. I wouldn't bother with the OT crew though - they're more trouble than they're worth. :P

Remember you can get an up-to-date list of who has donated to the Fund this season right here...

http://forum.rangersmedia.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=285130&page=1#entry1062779188

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So piss off for another couple of weeks, then. Only joking. Was wondering what had happened to you. Thought you had been banned!

You've had that dream too then? :P

:porn::cheers::cool:

To be banned I would have to do something wrong! :rolleyes:

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Get in, ya beauty. :clap::thumbup:

So the Sponsors' Fund, as winners of the cheque, have donated £500 of it to the RM Erskine Fund. Cos they're nice like that. (tu)

They'll also donate £100 to Rangers Charity Foundation, via our 5 Intrepid RM Ibrox Sleep Out Members. Meaning those 5 Members can now count on at least £40 each of sponsorship money from us (we've already pledged £100) - plus whatever else I can squeeze out of you all come December! :P

The remaining £400 will go back into RDF in the form of more Lotto tickets, Rising Stars, Bricks, and whatever else they have for us.

Hope that's okay with everyone. Feel free to PM me if you have any thoughts on the matters. (tu)

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So the Sponsors' Fund, as winners of the cheque, have donated £500 of it to the RM Erskine Fund. Cos they're nice like that. (tu)

They'll also donate £100 to Rangers Charity Foundation, via our 5 Intrepid RM Ibrox Sleep Out Members. Meaning those 5 Members can now count on at least £40 each of sponsorship money from us (we've already pledged £100) - plus whatever else I can squeeze out of you all come December! :P

The remaining £400 will go back into RDF in the form of more Lotto tickets, Rising Stars, Bricks, and whatever else they have for us.

Hope that's okay with everyone. Feel free to PM me if you have any thoughts on the matters. (tu)

Muchos Muchos great El Presedente

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Of course, more important than how much we've raised, is what we did with it...

What we did in November:

  • Bought 6 Disabled Hospitality Seats v St Mirren for Erskine Bishopton and Erskine Glasgow
  • Bought 4 more Rangers Jackets for Erskine Veterans
  • Bought 4 more tickets v St Mirren for Erskine Veterans
  • Bought 10 more Rising Stars (v Alloa)
  • Bought 8 Rangers Jackets for Erskine Veterans
  • Bought 17 tickets v St Mirren for Erskine
  • Bought 10 tickets v St Mirren for Combat Stress
  • Bought a Smart-tv wifi dongle for Erskine Park's Sporting Memories Room
  • Bought 10 Fish Suppers for Erskine

What we did in October:

  • Bought 4 Hospitality Seats (vAlloa) for Erskine
  • Paid for Bo'Ness Steam Train tickets for Erskine
  • Bought 6 Hospitality Seats (v Livi) for Erskine
  • Bought 4 Hospitality Seats (v QoS) for Erskine

What we did in September:

  • Bought 16 match tickets for Erskine (Rangers v Livingston, Petrofac Cup)
  • Bought 10 match tickets forCombat Stress (Rangers v Livingston, Petrofac Cup
  • Bought 12 match tickets for Erskine (Rangers v St Johnstone)
  • Bought 6 Argyle Suite Seats for Erskine (Rangers v St Johnstone)
  • Bought 10 Rising Stars
  • Provided 2 Ibrox Stadium Tour tickets for Erskine
  • Bought 5 Match Programme Annual Subscriptions for 4 Erskine Homes and Hollybush House
  • Bought 5 Match tickets for Erskine (Rangers v St Johnstone)
  • Bought 5 Match tickets for Combat Stress (Rangers v St Johnstone)

What we did in August:

  • Bought 4 Hospitality Seats (v Livi) for Erskine Glasgow
  • Bought a 4th Concession Season Ticket for Combat Stress
  • Paid for a Loch Katrine Boat Trip & Drinks for 13 people (Erskine)
  • Bought 8 Match Tickets (v Livi) for Erskine
  • Bought 8 Match Tickets (v Raith) for Erskine
  • Bought 2 Rangers TV Annual Subscriptions (Erskine Mains & Erskine Glasgow)
  • Bought 3 Concession Season Tickets for Combat Stress
  • Bought 3 Rangers TV Annual Subscriptions (Hollybush House, Erskine Park & Erskine Bishopton)
  • Bought 4 Disabled Hospitality Seats v Hibs (Erskine Bishopton)
  • Bought 10 Match Tickets (v Hibs) for Erskine and Combat Stress
  • Bought 180 rising Stars tickets for the season
  • Bought 6 Rangers Lotto Annual Subscriptions
  • Bought 1 Rangers Lotto Annual Subscription for a Fund Member
  • Bought ‘Rangers Legends Volume 1’ (6 DVD Boxed Set) for Erskine Sporting Memories

What we did in July:

  • Provided 12 tickets for Rangers v St Mirren
  • Provided 28 tickets for Rangers v Peterhead
  • Provided 17 tickets for Rangers v Burnley
  • Provided 6 Hospitality Seats for Rangers v St Mirren


What we did in June:

  • Delivered 84 Whisky Miniatures (for D-Day Ration Packs) and 16 bottles of spirits (much of it lovely posh stuff!) - approx retail cost: £750
  • Provided 74 Match Tickets for Erskine & Combat Stress for all 3 Home Play-off games – approx cost £370
  • Provided 12 RDF Fundraising Night Tickets - £180
  • Beer Money and Raffle ticket money for the Veterans at the Fundraising Night - £240
  • Raffle Tickets for RDF Fundraising Night (Sponsors’ Fund) - £100
  • Argyle Suite Matchday Hospitality for Dinger & Friends (8 people) – List price £850, but thanks to 2 massive donations from Specialized Security and Dunny_01, we paid only £400.
  • Argyle Suite Beer money - £80
  • Kilted Skirlie Restaurant (Loch Lomond) – Lunch and drinks for 12 people - £173
  • Loch Katrine Boat Trip (Steamship Sir Walter Scott) for 12 people - £96 – Thanks to Sir Walter (Scott, not Smith) for a very generous 50% Discount on the ticket price.
  • 100 RDF Summer Raffle Tickets - £100
  • Renewed 2 Season Tickets - £612
  • Blagged 2 additional Free Season tickets! :21:


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So the Sponsors' Fund, as winners of the cheque, have donated £500 of it to the RM Erskine Fund. Cos they're nice like that. (tu)

They'll also donate £100 to Rangers Charity Foundation, via our 5 Intrepid RM Ibrox Sleep Out Members. Meaning those 5 Members can now count on at least £40 each of sponsorship money from us (we've already pledged £100) - plus whatever else I can squeeze out of you all come December! :P

The remaining £400 will go back into RDF in the form of more Lotto tickets, Rising Stars, Bricks, and whatever else they have for us.

Hope that's okay with everyone. Feel free to PM me if you have any thoughts on the matters. (tu)

GB for us intrepid loonies how do we account for the £40 on our paying in sheets?

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GB for us intrepid loonies how do we account for the £40 on our paying in sheets?

You don't need to do anything. (tu)

RCF have the details of our 5 Participants. I will send RCF the £200 next month, and then once you submit the money that you've raised yourself, they will add £40 on to your final figure, and confirm your final figure to you.

I'll be starting a new thread next week, whereby any RM Members who wish to contribute to this great cause by sponsoring our 5 Participating Members can simply donate a couple of quid to the Fund, and we will pass it on to RCF.

It would be nice if we could match the £200 from the Fund with £200 raised from the 238 Fund Members. :thumbup:

That's less than a pound each! :P

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Lost Erskine Hospital archive to be catalogued

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Historical documents and artefacts from an old hospital, some of which were found underneath floorboards, are to be formally catalogued.

Some of the archive, charting the 100-year-history of the Erskine Hospital, was recently found in a locked room in a disused part of the hospital.

The hospital was formerly known as the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Sailors and Soldiers.

Woodworking tools used to make prosthetic limbs are among the archive.

The tools were used by some of the recovering soldiers as part of their rehabilitation and training in new skills.

They made a wide range of wooden medical appliances for disabled soldiers, including the then pioneering Erskine Leg - a prosthetic limb designed and pioneered by Sir William Macewen, co-founder of the hospital and Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow

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Sir William's work led to a global advancement in prosthetic limbs.

The archive contains a full collection of wooden shoe-size moulds used in the workshops for the manufacture of prosthetic legs.

It is not known how long the objects and archive material had been stored in the building, but some items date back to the original founding of the hospital which celebrates its centenary next year.

Additional records and documents were kept in boxes in various rooms throughout the hospital.

The collection will now be catalogued by Glasgow University's Archives Services and stored at the university.

Erskine are currently working on a patient database of every soldier admitted and discharged at the hospital during its history, which will become a research resource for families tracing their ancestry.

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The project has been funded by the Wellcome Trust which awards grants to libraries and archives to support cataloguing, preservation and digitisation projects.

Steve Conway, chief Executive of The Erskine, said: "Archiving records and preserving artefacts was never high on the priority list until we started to prepare for our centenary. It was only then that we realised how much of our history had been recorded but largely neglected.

"Hopefully, these records and artefacts will help people to research family histories and also support research in to the care of veterans with physical or mental injuries sustained in the service of their country."

Leg search

Dr Tony Pollard, senior lecturer in history and battlefield archaeology at Glasgow University, said: "What we are unearthing at Erskine is quite remarkable.

"There are boxes upon boxes of wartime history which will shine a light on so many personal stories of bravery and endurance during the First World War, but also the incredible advancement in the treatment of injured personnel not just physically but mentally since 1916.

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"This archive will not only chart the hospital's history but also provide an insight into the many medical developments over the last century, methods which helped change care practices towards casualties of war around the globe.

"I am quite certain once we really start to delve into the vast collection, the findings will be used in research for many years to come."

The archive team is appealing for help to find an original Erskine Leg.

Only one known Macewen-designed Erskine Leg survives in the British Museum, but archivists and historians at the University of Glasgow are convinced there are more.

Amazing place , with a great history

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Lost Erskine Hospital archive to be catalogued

_86829345_hands.jpg

Historical documents and artefacts from an old hospital, some of which were found underneath floorboards, are to be formally catalogued.

Some of the archive, charting the 100-year-history of the Erskine Hospital, was recently found in a locked room in a disused part of the hospital.

The hospital was formerly known as the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Sailors and Soldiers.

Woodworking tools used to make prosthetic limbs are among the archive.

The tools were used by some of the recovering soldiers as part of their rehabilitation and training in new skills.

They made a wide range of wooden medical appliances for disabled soldiers, including the then pioneering Erskine Leg - a prosthetic limb designed and pioneered by Sir William Macewen, co-founder of the hospital and Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow

_86829341_lesg2.jpg

Sir William's work led to a global advancement in prosthetic limbs.

The archive contains a full collection of wooden shoe-size moulds used in the workshops for the manufacture of prosthetic legs.

It is not known how long the objects and archive material had been stored in the building, but some items date back to the original founding of the hospital which celebrates its centenary next year.

Additional records and documents were kept in boxes in various rooms throughout the hospital.

The collection will now be catalogued by Glasgow University's Archives Services and stored at the university.

Erskine are currently working on a patient database of every soldier admitted and discharged at the hospital during its history, which will become a research resource for families tracing their ancestry.

_86829343_legs.jpg

The project has been funded by the Wellcome Trust which awards grants to libraries and archives to support cataloguing, preservation and digitisation projects.

Steve Conway, chief Executive of The Erskine, said: "Archiving records and preserving artefacts was never high on the priority list until we started to prepare for our centenary. It was only then that we realised how much of our history had been recorded but largely neglected.

"Hopefully, these records and artefacts will help people to research family histories and also support research in to the care of veterans with physical or mental injuries sustained in the service of their country."

Leg search

Dr Tony Pollard, senior lecturer in history and battlefield archaeology at Glasgow University, said: "What we are unearthing at Erskine is quite remarkable.

"There are boxes upon boxes of wartime history which will shine a light on so many personal stories of bravery and endurance during the First World War, but also the incredible advancement in the treatment of injured personnel not just physically but mentally since 1916.

_86829339_leg3.jpg

"This archive will not only chart the hospital's history but also provide an insight into the many medical developments over the last century, methods which helped change care practices towards casualties of war around the globe.

"I am quite certain once we really start to delve into the vast collection, the findings will be used in research for many years to come."

The archive team is appealing for help to find an original Erskine Leg.

Only one known Macewen-designed Erskine Leg survives in the British Museum, but archivists and historians at the University of Glasgow are convinced there are more.

Amazing place , with a great history

Brilliant!

We can expect next year to be a bumper year for Erskine. It might make our small contribution seem insignificant in comparison, but I'm guessing that most of the money raised next year will be going into the Erskine Central Funds, so there will still be a need for the bespoke Recreational Support that we can supply direct to the Front Line in our own distinctive way. (tu)

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Only 10 from 250. :peanut:

It's a race against time - I might get banned before then. :P

Some more good news though - I've already collected £65 from 2 members for the Big Ibrox Sleep Out Sponsorship. So I guess I'll need to actually launch the appeal some time soon. doh

(ps - all paid brick orders will be ordered in a couple of days.)

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