25 November 2005

Run For Funds 2005 (Part 4)r

As many would have noticed that quite a few blogs have, over the past few days, plugged the RunForFunds project on their respective blogs.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have so kindly taken the time to help out and spread the word around.

Sheena - Thank you. It was very well written. I loved it.
Nadnut - Thank you. Cheeky kick in the nuts (no pun intended) with the "Gold Tap" dig.
AngKuKueh - Thank you. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Adrian's humourous "history of RFF".
Jaslyn - You were one of the first to respond. Thank you.
KingMeng - Thank you. Glad to see you chip in after reading about it from Nadnut.
Jaschocolate - Short and sweet and to the point. Thank you.
Vandice - Thank you for the pledge even though I am stuck in Ch1na and won't be running. Transferable?
Lancerlord - Thank you. You are truly a Linkmeister as you've gotten Razlan/Taufik and Sha to join in as well.
Razlan & Taufik - Singapore Idol -Taufik Bastisah. Thank you for the banner ad on your website.
Razlan - Thank you for putting it up on your own blog as well.
Sha - Thank you for the link at the side bar of your website. Appreciate it.
Zeenie & WibbleWamble - Thank you for taking the time to plug it even when you are really busy.
Vanna - Thank you. Just when I thought you were going to do a Dong Dong Chiang video plug for it. Oh well, wishful thinking on my part. :P
Juliana - Even though we don't know each other, you were kind enough to plug it on your own accord. For that, I thank you.
Phil - Thank you for putting up your blog too!
Dicta - Thank you as you have been a long time supporter of RFF with a sidebar link. How about you doing a feature blog as well?

There are a few more blogs pledging to plug it as well but I will update them into the list as soon as it is up on their respective blogs. Hopefully the rest would be up before the Singapore Marathon starts i.e. 4th December 2005.

So, did I miss out anyone? Please let me know hor.

Also, if there is anyone else out there who wish to join in and help spread the awareness on their blogs, please drop me a note too. I would like to thank you too.

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 1:05 am
i think for annual drives (e.g. NKF etc), people can and do get 'sick' of donating, especially people who already donate regularly (through GIRO or work). however, for specific tragedies (e.g. Tsunami, earthquake disasters recently), people would or should be more generous. I'm not sure how it works in sg, but over here, people were extremely generous when the appeals went out to help the victims of the tsunami last Christmas and the recent earthquake in Pakistan. There was no drama or performance to raise funds (although individual artistes might have contributed profits from concerts or something).

On TV, they had tv/news presenters talk factually about what was going on, and why they needed money. All the major charities (Oxfam, Unicef etc) clubbed together and there was 1 phone number to call in. All donations were also gift-aid, which means that if you pay tax, the charities can get the tax back from the government. eg. if you give 10 pounds, by gift-aiding it, the charities will get 10 pounds +28% more (that's the basic tax level). i think that's really good.

2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 7:31 am :: 
Pam: The thing about GIRO is that people will eventually forget about that totally as everything is so automated. Eventually, it would only end up as a "leak of funds". Can you still call it charity from the heart?

Anyway, Adrian and I were talking just last night. We wondered how long can we sustain RFF considering that fact that the marathon get harder and harder each year. Adrian says he is "no more Spring Chicken" unquote.

3. Sheena left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 1:20 pm
You are more than welcome. Anything for my tang pa pa! LOL~

4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 1:51 pm :: 
Sheena: Again, thanks. See you in 2 weeks!

5. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 6:20 pm ::
U're most welcome Pa.. No need to be so ke-qi lah. Anyway, I copy and paste only. Hahaa

6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 6:56 pm :: 
Jaslyn: Must thank lah. This type of thing cannot take for granted one. Kum siah, kum siah. Maybe come back you and I kertok Adrian jialat jialat for the drinks!

7. Pam left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 8:36 pm
i don't think that you can say that Giro-ing money to a charity is 'less charitable' or 'less from the heart' than if you give money occasionally (whether it's to a tin, or a specific one-off situation). it's still giving. it's just a more convenient, 21st C way of doing things. it's just as convenient for people to stop the GIRO - the fact that people don't is a good thing.

one of the charities that i give to recently 'rewarded' us by giving us free tickets to the London Eye - sponsored by British Airways. that was a nice way of telling us they appreciate our continuous support. there was no expectation of any reward, so this was a bonus. i would have continued giving and i'm still giving.

for RFF to continue, they might perhaps want to either think about recruiting more spring chickens who will be able to do the running more than the old chickens, or they might want to diversify their activities (ie, they could swim for funds, walk for funds, auction for funds, convert airmiles for funds, sing for funds...). i'm sponsoring adrian this time round - coz he sponsored me all those years ago when i walked 25 miles in the hills for charity!

8. akk left...
Saturday, 26 November 2005 11:03 pm
I hope Adrian not getting too much pressure to complete the run hor....tell him to run at his own pace and health, can? It doesn't matter to me how far he can go, altho others might...

9. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 27 November 2005 9:47 am ::
Pam: You're probably right on that point with the GIRO not be less charitable. I stand corrected.

AKK: I spoke to him about it too. He says he will be ok and just a matter of finishing at a later time (before sunrise).
I too worried that he might get himself killed but I think we are just being paranoid. He should be ok one lah.

10. Razlan left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 10:26 pm ::
You are welcome, dude. All the best! :)

11. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 11:46 pm ::
Razlan: Thank man. Drop by often. Don't be a stranger.

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