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*** RM Erskine FundSeason 2016/17 - Accounts, Members, Donations, Discussion, Action

 

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BUMP!

 

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 £42,000 raised to date (and spent very wisely!), we are now enthusiastically embarking on our 5th 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.

We launched this season’s new membership a few days ago, and the response from members has been awesome - We already have over 100 New Members before a ball is even kicked.

But the more members we have, the more we can achieve, so please join us. It's easy.

 

How to donate:

 

To donate to the RangersMedia Erskine Fund, simply make a donation of any amount you want via the RM PayPal Donate Page…

http://www.rangersmedia.co.uk/paypal.html

And then – VERY IMPORTANT – PM me to let me know you’ve donated.

Or alternatively you can meet at Ibrox and donate cash.

 

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govanblue    11,683

Accounts:

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Funds Raised to date £45,846.76

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Season 2016/2017

Opening Balances - 04/05/06

  • Carried forward from 15/16 Accounts:  £1170.83
  • PayPal Donations batch 1 (15/03/16 to 05/04/16): £1554.76
  • PayPal Donations batch 2 (06/04/16 to 29/04/16):  £961.79
  • Cash Donations (15/03/16 to 04/05/16): £1103.00

 

Total Opening Balance: £4,790.38

Spending so far:

  • £255.60 – Waverley Loch Cruise for 12 – Paid for in full by Taipan
  • £100 - Fund Donation to Joshua Burns Adair Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/joshuaburnsadair/
  • £50 – 2 x Rangers Youth Scheme Annual Memberships (Joshua Adair, and his big brother)

Total Opening Spending: £405.60

Total Current Balance: (£4,790.38 - £405.60) = £4,384.78

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Accounts Updated: 03/06/16

Opening Balance: £4,384.78

Spending (05/05/16 to 03/06/16): £398.50

Cash Collected (05/05/16 to 03/06/16):  £577

Total Current Balance: (£4,384.78 - £398.50 + £577) = £4,563.28

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Accounts Updated: 07/06/16

Opening Balance: £4,563.28

Spending (05/05/16 to 03/06/16): £1610

(4 x £250 S/T Seats for Combat Stress, 2 x £305 S/T Seats for Erskine)

Cash Collected (03/06/16 to 07/06/16):  £650

(£500 from One Jock Wallace, £150 from EKCO)

PayPal Donations (batch 3: 29/04/16 to 07/06/16 - 46 donations):  £1144.84

Total Current Balance: (£4,563.28 - £1610 + £1794.84) = £4,748.12

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Accounts Updated: 26/06/16

Opening Balance: £4,748.12

Spending (04/06/16 to 26/06/16): £615

(£300 + £270 - 2 season tickets for Erskine Glasgow.  £45 - donation to Joshua Adair)

 

Cash Collected (08/06/16 to 26/06/16):  £0

PayPal Donations:   £0

Total Current Balance: (£4,748.12 - £615 + £0) = £4,133.12

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Accounts Updated: 24/07/16

Opening Balance: £4,133.12

Spending (28/06/16 to 24/06/16): £379.34

(League Cup tickets: £224.  Medals: £130. Umbrellas: £18. Postage: £7.34)

Cash Collected: (27/06/16 to 24/07/16):  £325

(£300 of that was from @offshoreworker:21:  )

PayPal Donations (08/06/16 to 24/07/16):   £910.76

Total Current Balance: (£4,133.12 - £379.34 + £325 + £910.76) = £4,989.54

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govanblue    11,683

RM Erskine Fund Members

 

226 Members  

  • 10pshortof17pound
  • 72Barca
  • Adda
  • AlBear85
  • Andy Little's Boots
  • As I Was Walking.... 
  • A.T.G
  • Ayrshire Blue
  • BallochBear
  • Bandit Billy
  • Bandit Billy's Boy
  • Bears r us
  • Bertent
  • better than all the rest
  • bettertogether
  • Big Al II
  • bil
  • Bill8972
  • billscott
  • billythebear77
  • Blinkyman
  • BlueAvenger
  • Blue Avenger
  • blueballss
  • Bluebearfifi
  • BlueBearz1990
  • bluebovril
  • BlueboyG
  • bluegecko
  • bluelel
  • bluenose1975
  • bluepeter
  • blueretro
  • bluewhitevanman
  • Bobby Hume
  • bo'nessbear
  • borderbear
  • bornabear
  • Brackley
  • BrotherTJ
  • broxieman
  • BUILDMYGALLOWS1986
  • burnbank bear
  • bump
  • Cadman
  • Cairo1
  • calio
  • Cameltoe
  • Carling1873
  • Carsons Dog
  • CF2Winnie
  • Charlie97
  • ChrisMcb
  • Clarkyyy
  • CooperSF
  • Corky True Legend
  • Courtyard Bear
  • crazybawz
  • Crispy Bear
  • cruixranger
  • cstamomusa
  • dande101
  • Dan Deacon
  • Darius72
  • DAVIE8CH
  • Davie Mr Magic Cooper
  • dexiboy
  • DexterMorgan
  • Domthenbud
  • Don Logan
  • dougie76
  • Dunny_01
  • Eaglesham Bear
  • Eck the bear
  • EKCO
  • Falcoholic
  • fermblue
  • FlashHarryForrester
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  • folkestoneger
  • ForeverAndEver
  • fuckthespl
  • G13
  • gazza27
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  • gers51
  • GersMK
  • GF7
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  • goggs
  • gogzy
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  • Hairy Rz
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  • Inigo
  • j1mgg
  • Jack The Flipper
  • jamess
  • Jamie0202
  • jayzer
  • JCDBigBear
  • jim white's a bear
  • JohnH
  • johntee
  • Jonok
  • K.A.I
  • Kai_Johansen
  • kaiser1041
  • KazzyTI
  • Keeps01
  • KeyserSoze
  • King's Troop
  • Kingtom80
  • Kurto_RFC
  • lanarkshire_bear
  • LarkieDeek
  • Laudrup1690
  • LegendofCoop
  • left winger
  • legs
  • LochendBilly
  • LSgers
  • macmac
  • MaddistonKnight
  • mafia32
  • Malvern
  • mearns loyal
  • mick1271
  • mikekeith
  • murzo
  • mus
  • Muz333
  • my shepherds
  • NamibianBear
  • NavyBear
  • newlanarkboy
  • nine4eight
  • offshoreworker
  • onefootwillie
  • One Jock Wallace
  • only14me
  • OnslowDriver
  • ORANGE PERSSON
  • PaulReid
  • Pennyboy
  • Perth_Campsie_Ger
  • Pitcorthie Loyalist
  • plumbGER
  • Poetry_In_Blue
  • pollok-bear
  • ps95v7
  • Pure_Quality
  • pye1965
  • quinty
  • rab wilson
  • RangersRadio
  • ranter
  • RFC Eagle
  • RFCRobertson
  • Rmc54
  • RogueBear
  • RoninJonny
  • ryan_rfc
  • saltire266
  • Sam English Loyal
  • sandyinroyalblue
  • Scott G
  • scottyscott1963
  • Siam69
  • SJFC 2004
  • smidro
  • SoldierBlue1
  • Sonnybear1972
  • Southdown1916
  • Sparkle
  • Sportingintegritymyarse
  • sprintervanman
  • STEPBOY99
  • SteveEarle
  • sugar_free_pizza
  • SuperTav
  • SW3
  • Taipan
  • TEFTONG
  • terry739
  • The Beast
  • The_BEST-Simples
  • thebooler
  • TheBoyDave
  • thebluedoo
  • The Ghost
  • thehost
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The New Era
  • The Only Way is Up
  • Thewhitesettler
  • The Wire
  • thistleman
  • Travelrug
  • Truth_is_out_there
  • Twadugs
  • VERITAS VOS LIBREBETS
  • Virtuoso
  • Waggy1872
  • Wee Bud
  • weeneily
  • westieblue
  • wewillfollowrangers
  • wilberforce1
  • Willis
  • willygers4life
  • wrongshapedballs
  • wotmeworry
  • Wullie72
  • Wullies_bowly_legs
  • wullho
  • Young Bob
  • Zetland
  • ZZed

 

Wives, Cats and Dads Club

  • Mrs Bears r us
  • Mrs EKCO
  • Mrs jamess
  • Mrs Malvern
  • Mrs Malvern's Cats
  • Malvern's Dad

 

 

Pledged:

  • HG5
  • bluepeter9
  • NamibianBear
  • heathen fish boy
  • jintybear

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govanblue    11,683

Here you go folks, a whole new season, a whole new thread. :thumbup:

And please note the insertion of the word DISCUSSION in the thread title!

 

Any questions?

 

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JWAB    953

Was DISCUSSION not allowed in your previous threads squire or was it just the fact no one DISCUSSED anything?

Anyhows, happy new thread year :peanut:

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govanblue    11,683
1 hour ago, jim white's a bear said:

Was DISCUSSION not allowed in your previous threads squire or was it just the fact no one DISCUSSED anything?

Anyhows, happy new thread year :peanut:

Maybe a bit of both. :P

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Perth_Campsie_Ger    6,111

Is that most promising coz you have retired:pipe:

Iv gave you some money towards this year so at least derve perth_camp to be on the list lol

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govanblue    11,683
5 minutes ago, Perth_Campsie_Ger said:

Is that most promising coz you have retired:pipe:

Iv gave you some money towards this year so at least derve perth_camp to be on the list lol

Yes, that's a good point, though very badly made. :P

 

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Bluepeter9    4,029

Discuss? 

Yes sir! 

( standardised response to your 'discussions') 

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govanblue    11,683
18 minutes ago, Bluepeter9 said:

Discuss? 

Yes sir! 

( standardised response to your 'discussions') 

Enough insolence! - or it'll be another Sponsored Exile for you!  

:P

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govanblue    11,683
6 hours ago, SoldierBlue1 said:

No complaints no requests Sir

Jings - that takes me back!

changing step change step ..  change step .. change step .. change step .. :pipe:

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govanblue    11,683

So, some detail on our activities so far this season...

 

Getting the ball rolling this season will be Erskine Park's Big Wishing Tree Wish - The Waverley Loch Cruise on 28th May.  

 

For those of you who don't know what the Erskine Wishing Tree is, here's the deal.

In each Erskine Home, every resident "makes a wish"

The wishes are written on leaves and stuck on the wishing tree...

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The Recreation Staff then try to fulfil every one of those wishes.  

Once a Wish is fulfilled, the staff make a framed collage of the day, and that goes up on the Wishing Wall...

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But as you can see, there are a lot of Leaves (and a lot more you can't see).  Obviously the Recreation Team only have a limited budget to spend on those wishes, so it must be quite a challenge for them.

 

So we try to help out as much as we can, by identifying some wishes that we can help with, and paying for them directly.  

For the Trips we pay for, we like to make a day of it, so it's not just the particular Veteran who gets the wish fulfilled - we usually pay for a minibus full.

Some Wishes we've fulfilled so far are:

  • Steamship Sir Walter Scott - Loch Katrine Boat Trip for 12
  • Lunch & Drinks for 12 at the Kilted Skirlie Restaurant Lomond Shores
  • Falkirk Wheel Boat Ride for 12 (sponsored in full by some Good Friends of the Fund)
  • Bo'Ness Steam Train Ride for 12
  • Fish and Chips at Albert's Chippie
  • Going to see The Famous Glasgow Rangers 

 

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Wish_Lomond_Shores_zpshdsvgvxo.jpg

 

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So that's the past.  Now to the present...

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govanblue    11,683

So this season, 5 Veterans have each wished for a trip on the Waverley Steamship. And another 3 were more than happy to come along too, so we've booked 12 places on the Waverley Loch Long Cruise for Friday 27th May...

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Up stepped Loyal Fund Member Taipan who has donated the full cost of this trip. :clap:

Spent: £255.60

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Bluepeter9    4,029
14 hours ago, govanblue said:

Enough insolence! - or it'll be another Sponsored Exile for you!  

:P

Yes sir!

sorry sir! 

@K.A.I might donate more if I was exiled ! 

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K.A.I    20,718
3 hours ago, Bluepeter9 said:

Yes sir!

sorry sir! 

@K.A.I might donate more if I was exiled ! 

Exiled from earth

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govanblue    11,683
4 hours ago, K.A.I said:

Exiled from earth

 

21 minutes ago, Bluepeter9 said:

(tu) 

 

Can you two please get a room rocket. :P 

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K.A.I    20,718
11 minutes ago, govanblue said:

 

 

Can you two please get a room rocket. :P 

Tell the wee bigoted fud to stop quoting me bringing me into threads then

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govanblue    11,683

Fuck me. :(

All that hard work digging out those Wishing Wall pics, and the new season thread doesn't even make it to page two.  

unbump!

:p20:

:P

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Bluepeter9    4,029
54 minutes ago, govanblue said:

Fuck me. :(

All that hard work digging out those Wishing Wall pics, and the new season thread doesn't even make it to page two.  

unbump!

:p20:

:P

This lack of clear leadership is amazing - I blame @K.A.I in the absence of a clearer instruction. I'm of to get a rocket! 

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govanblue    11,683
7 minutes ago, Bluepeter9 said:

This lack of clear leadership is amazing - I blame [] in the absence of a clearer instruction. I'm of to get a rocket! 

It's unnecessarily mischievous, and counter-productive to troll someone when you know their response towards you is likely to be overwhelmingly negative. 

How's that? :thumbup:

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Bluepeter9    4,029
23 minutes ago, govanblue said:

It's unnecessarily mischievous, and counter-productive to troll someone when you know their response towards you is likely to be overwhelmingly negative. 

How's that? :thumbup:

Got it - no more trolling @K.A.I on this thread ! Or any thread associated with 'funds'

Yes Sir! 

 

( sulks off to Rocket land) 

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