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Author Topic: DoCo...I need your help!  (Read 4369 times)

Stephen66515

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DoCo...I need your help!
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:30:04 PM »
As much as I hate to do it this way, due to the circumstances, I have no other choice.

Last night we got informed that my FiancĂ© has had an unexpected death in her family.  The issue is, the funeral is going to be in her hometown which is 300 miles from our location.  Due to this, we simply cannot afford to go which is causing much upset with Katie as she was rather close to the family member in question.  As I do not get paid until the middle of next month I cannot think of how I can help her be there other than to actually just bite my lip and ask for help from people.

I have started an IndieGoGo campaign to help fundraise for it.  The ACTUAL target is around $320-$400 but IndieGoGo only allows a minimum of $500.

The costs involved are for Travel, paying a small fee for a dog sitter (we can't take him with us on the Coach which is the cheapest travel option) and any unexpected monies needed whilst there.

If anybody can help, I would be forever grateful.

Also, any monies donated over the target that we do not need (IE: Whatever is left after paying for last minute travel and everything) I will donate back to the DonationCoder site fund.

ANY amount would be very VERY gratefully received.  The campaign is "Flexible-Funding" which means I can have access to whatever amount is raised, rather than setting fixed funding target and not getting anything if it doesn't hit the full total.  Like I say, any help we can get with this is help we would not otherwise have had.

If anybody can help, the campaign link is: https://www.indiegog...ravel-costs/x/411159

Once again, sorry to have to ask, and thank you in advance to anybody that can help!  :-* :-*

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 07:18:44 PM »
Never even thought about this until somebody just did it!  If you can help, but don't want to do it through IndieGoGo, then I can also accept DonationCredits!...5 years here and I completely forgot about its existence haha!

Thanks to those who have helped so far!!!

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 10:55:28 PM »
Well trying to donate via the DoCo system took more than 5 seconds to figure out, so I will just have to donate through indiegogo.
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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 11:00:29 PM »
Well trying to donate via the DoCo system took more than 5 seconds to figure out, so I will just have to donate through indiegogo.

Actually Giggled xD - Also Thank you VERY much!!!!!

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 11:07:57 PM »
Well trying to donate via the DoCo system took more than 5 seconds to figure out, so I will just have to donate through indiegogo.

Actually Giggled xD - Also Thank you VERY much!!!!!
You are very welcome sir. I hope you can raise enough money to cover the costs :Thmbsup:
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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 11:10:45 PM »
Well trying to donate via the DoCo system took more than 5 seconds to figure out, so I will just have to donate through indiegogo.

Actually Giggled xD - Also Thank you VERY much!!!!!
You are very welcome sir. I hope you can raise enough money to cover the costs :Thmbsup:

I hope so too!  Certainly on target so far with all the amazing help so far!!



Total raised so far:

IndieGoGo: $15
DonationCredits: $22.88

Figured I would share what I have had donated here so you guys know where I am at with this :)

Once again, thank you to everybody who has helped, and a thank you to anybody who else who helps towards the target :)  :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 11:18:16 PM »
Airlines sometimes have special rates for flights related to family deaths -- you should look into that.

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 11:22:10 PM »
Airlines sometimes have special rates for flights related to family deaths -- you should look into that.

Coach or Train are the only realistic options here mouser - England isn't well organised for internal flights :(

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 11:25:25 PM »
Not to side-track from the topic too much, but this is the kind of thing we see a lot of here for internal flights:

17h 30m duration, 1+ stops
Blackpool (BLK) to London (SEN) (London is still at least an hour on the train from the destination) - ... On the coach, that same trip is 11 hours...by train 5-6hours. - 17:30hrs is the type of journey one would expect to see when planning to fly to the other side of the world o.O

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 05:22:41 AM »
Thank you so much to my latest donor!

This takes my DC total up to $32.88 and the IndieGoGo is at $15

Donations via DonationCredits are not subject to the 9% fee over at IndieGoGo, so...those are preferable but I am very happy either way!!!

I know I am not at my target goal yet but I am sooooo grateful for the amount of help you guys have shown for me and Katie this far!

~Stephen

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 10:55:55 AM »
Sorry to hear about that. Losing people close to you is very hard.

I couldn't donate much on IndieGoGo, but I hope it helps.

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 01:45:56 PM »
Sorry to hear your news - difficult times :-(

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 02:28:21 PM »
Dropped a bit your way. Good luck Stephen!
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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 06:09:20 PM »
You are honestly all AMAZING!  Thank you all SOOOOOO Much!!!!!!!!!

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 06:18:06 AM »
Katie wanted me to pass on a message to all that have donated, or anybody who still can:

Quote from: Katie
"Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.  It is amazing to see such a brilliant community of people who are willing to help when one of their own is in need!  I don't know how I can thank you enough, but please know that I will be eternally grateful"

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2014, 03:57:50 PM »
Did you get enough to move on out and go to the funeral? I hope my small contribution at least did a bit!
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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2014, 04:00:34 PM »
Hey, yeah we are currently at Katies mums.  Funeral was yesterday. Very long day :(

Sorry for short reply, on my phone so hard to type lots lol

Will reply properly on Sunday once we are home :)

Thanks so much for everything guys, you all rock!

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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2014, 04:18:49 PM »
Sweet! Feels good to help out. Even if money is a bit tight at the moment, I would probably have just spent it on beer anyhow. So at least it's going to something a bit more productive than my inebriation!
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Re: DoCo...I need your help!
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2014, 04:57:37 PM »
Sweet! Feels good to help out. Even if money is a bit tight at the moment, I would probably have just spent it on beer anyhow. So at least it's going to something a bit more productive than my inebriation!

And you saved some brain cells! :)

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