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  • tnb
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    Good morning all,

    Two bits of 'business' today:

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    Firstly -

    Many thanks to a certain Mr J. Keefe whose work I am sure many of you will be familiar with, for a VERY generous donation. No updates for a while as donations had stalled a little, but I am today happy to announce that the total now is....

    (dum-de-de-dum de-de-dum de-de-dummmm*)

    359!!!!

    This is a stunning total, after next weekend (more of which below) I reckon we could be getting close to the 500 which a few of us discussed a while back as a frankly 'dreamland' total. Many thanks to EVERYONE who has donated thus far. The memorial WILL without doubt now happen, which considering that only a few months ago I wasn't sure anyone would go for the idea, that is amazing. It would still be wonderful to hit a good total to also give to a charity in Bermondsey in Frances' name too - a different, proactive kind of memorial.

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    Secondly

    One week call! for the 'Ripperology Challenge' fundraising pub quiz/ social evening at the Bell, Middlesex St on Friday 24th September (the night before the conference) - a quick update on the numbers thus far - please update, add or (booo!) take away your names as necessary, to give me an idea how many pens etc to buy and also so I can give the Bell a rough idea.

    Attending as it stands:

    Jon Rees
    Jenni Shelden (?Neal Shelden)
    Peter Whitby
    Suzi Hanney
    ?Anna Robbins
    Mark Ripper
    Caroline Morris
    Liza Hopkinson
    Claire Weinhold-Pullon (?+1)
    ?Jo Hannigan
    Mike Covell
    Suzi Hanney

    Hosts:
    Trevor Bond
    Andrew Firth

    'Trailer' video available here:

    [URL="http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=438476919558&oid=122435627800975"/URL]

    Pass it around and spread the word.

    ***

    Many thanks all - and I hope to see some of you at the Bell and/or the conference. Some newbie talking on Coles I hear...

    Trevor.

    PS. * that's a drumroll. As if you didn't know!

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  • caz
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    Originally posted by tnb View Post
    Caz - will do. Looking forward to it! Am I right in thinking we have our first potential 'Egghead' then?
    Apparently so, Trevor. Still not sure how I managed that. Several of my answers were complete stabs in the dark that turned out to be correct. (And Adrian Morris, who marked my paper, is no relation. )

    I'm sure you will get plenty more donations over the conference weekend. Good luck with it.

    Love,

    Caz
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  • tnb
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    Many thanks to Joshua Elsworth for our latest donation.

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  • tnb
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    Originally posted by Andrew Firth View Post
    007? Surely that's you isn't it Mr Bond...?

    That's great news Trevor. And we still have the fundraising evening in September to come, plus the auction of the one-off unique hardback copy of the London Job book, which should raise, ooh, at least 50p....

    All the best
    Andrew
    It is fantastic news. I can now start getting some definitive quotes for the memorial knowing we have enough to have quite a few options, plus it will be great if we can carry on at this pace to have a sizeable amount to give to a local charity in Frances' name, which will be another kind of lasting, positive memorial. The quiz will be great fun and should raise a good amount - and I think we may get a little more than that for the book! We may also be looking at something else either that night or at the conference which, if it comes off, should push us closer to the 500 mark with a bit of luck, all 3 things combined. And there are even plans for a final push in the new year being hatched as we speak, although as that involves me doing something slightly bonkers I shall not commit to it until I have decided completely!

    Once again, well done all.

    Oh, and 007 is another Bond. Tempted to say there's only room for one of us...but as he has donated I shall say live and let live!

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  • Andrew Firth
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    007? Surely that's you isn't it Mr Bond...?

    That's great news Trevor. And we still have the fundraising evening in September to come, plus the auction of the one-off unique hardback copy of the London Job book, which should raise, ooh, at least 50p....

    All the best
    Andrew

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  • tnb
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    Many thanks to 007 for our latest donation. We have now reached 250!!!!

    Well done one and all. :-)

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  • tnb
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    Caz - will do. Looking forward to it! Am I right in thinking we have our first potential 'Egghead' then?

    See you then, thanks for the effort. :-)

    Also many thanks to Mark Ripper, first online donation for a while. Good man.
    Last edited by tnb; 08-12-2010, 09:47 PM.

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  • caz
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    Hi Trevor,

    Could you put me and Liza down for the quiz night please?

    I'm not on this newfangled faceache thingy.

    Love,

    Caz
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  • tnb
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    Week 3 update - taking into account an amount of cash collected at last Saturday's Whitechapel Society meeting, we have now raised 231! Obviously this is a slight slow-down from the first two weeks (week 1 in particular) but that shouldn't take away from the fantastic achievement of raising almost 3 monthly targets in 3 weeks. I also spoke about the appeal at the Whitechapel Society meeting and several other people were interested in donating via PayPal in the future, so I honestly think we can look to be breaking the 300 mark pretty soon. If anyone is thinking about donating some time, and is able to give in the next week, then that would be brilliant to send month 1 out with a bang. As ever, thank you to all who have already donated and also for anything anyone can give in the future.

    I will also be speaking (for a full 30 minutes!!!) at the conference on the appeal, and am looking at a pretty special announcement closer to the time, which unfortunately has to be 'hush hush' at the minute. Interest in the 'Riperology Challenge' evening is also growing - for those of you who are on facebook there is an events page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...1677532&ref=mf, otherwise PM me or email me at trevor-bond@all-that-youve-done.com with any questions, or simply leave an RSVP on here, as it would be good to have a rough idea of numbers. Half the questions are written, and it is all pretty exciting.

    Thanks all, as ever,

    Trevor.

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  • tnb
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    Its official! 'Ripperology Challenge' pub quiz and social evening, Sept 24th 19.00 til late, The Bell (Middlesex St), in aid of the Frances Coles Memorial Appeal 2011. The good people at the Bell are letting us have the upstairs room for free, so we will of course have to consume plenty of drinks to show our gratitude. Not that that should be too much of a problem...

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  • Zodiac
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    I've a Blacking Pudding in "Ecky Thump"!!!

    Originally posted by Andrew Firth View Post
    Errr, as a resident and a born and bred Bradfordian.....
    They don't say that, no.

    They say, "Eeeh, ecky thump, by gum!" and "I'll go to t'foot of our stairs" and other stereotypical phrases...

    All t' best like,

    Andrew
    You tell him Andy, If they're not careful we'll had have to use the ancient, deadly, northern martial art of "Ecky Thump" on these southern shandy drinkers!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuP1e...eature=related

    Best wishes,

    Zodiac.

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  • Andrew Firth
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    Originally posted by Stephen Thomas View Post
    They do, actually.
    Errr, as a resident and a born and bred Bradfordian.....
    They don't say that, no.

    They say, "Eeeh, ecky thump, by gum!" and "I'll go to t'foot of our stairs" and other stereotypical phrases...

    All t' best like,

    Andrew

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  • Zodiac
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    Originally posted by Stephen Thomas View Post
    They do, actually.
    Ey up!!! wha tha bloody ecks thar on abowt??? Tha knows nowt!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFQxC...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY4tD...eature=related

    Best wishes,

    Zodiac.

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  • Stephen Thomas
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    Originally posted by tnb View Post
    Eh 'oop, as they probably don't say in your neck of the woods.
    They do, actually.

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  • tnb
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    Many thanks to Andrew Firth, second donor of week 2. Eh 'oop, as they probably don't say in your neck of the woods.

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