An Appeal For Forum Funds...

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An Appeal For Forum Funds...

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Sadly, a reality of life is that running a forum such as this one costs money. Each month almost £25 has to be forked out to pay for the hosting servers and every so often the domain registrations require renewal...

Luckily the admin staff work for free :lol:

To meet these costs I'd be most appreciative if any members would care to make a donation to the Forum Fund. Our last appeal, which was some time ago raised a good amount and for this reason the begging bowl has been gathering dust for a while but sadly, those funds are now diminishing and it's time to run the duster over said bowl again.

Donations are purely voluntary and can be either made as a one-off donation via PayPal or if you wish via bank transfer. You can even set up a Standing Order if you wish!

PayPal donations may be made to forumfund (at) bxclub.co.uk

For those wishing to pay by bank transfer, please PM me for the account details. Only established members will be permitted to have the details as in the past the account has suffered fraudulent activity...

All donations will be acknowledged.

Many, many thanks in anticipation. Your support keeps this forum mercifully free of advertising!

Any questions, please ask...
Jim

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Donation sent via PayPal.
Thank you so much for all the work you put into the service :) !
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Thanks Phil :D Very much appreciated sir!
Jim

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Money sent. Thanks for all you do gents.
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£20 sent via PayPal Jim. Thanks for all the dedicated hard work that both yourself and the admin team do.
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Happy to pay Jim, you should not be expected to be out of pocket while running the forums. But what happened to the previous arrangements where I and many others paid by annual standing order and then not too long ago was asked to stop paying as the hosting account was not in need of further funds.

Can we reinstate that voluntary arrangement again for regular payments to stabilise the funding of the forum hosting permanently?
Otherwise you will be forever calling for more donations. Either way please send me the bank details.
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Bear with me until payday and I'll swing some over.
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Tim, Mark, Kitch,

Many thanks indeed :D All very much appreciated :D
Jaba wrote:Happy to pay Jim, you should not be expected to be out of pocket while running the forums. But what happened to the previous arrangements where I and many others paid by annual standing order and then not too long ago was asked to stop paying as the hosting account was not in need of further funds.

Can we reinstate that voluntary arrangement again for regular payments to stabilise the funding of the forum hosting permanently?
Otherwise you will be forever calling for more donations. Either way please send me the bank details.
Jaba, we suffered a rash of fraudulent activity on the account a while back and I suspended its use until it was all sorted.. Now it is resolved so I have absolutely no objection to reinstating regular donations via Standing Orders or any other kind of regular transfers...

Bank details are on their way to you ;)
Jim

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Donations received so far have secured the future of the forums for the next six months but do keep them coming!

So as you all know, the monies donated either by PayPal or direct into the bank account are transferred into a savings account unconnected with the main forum accounts for safety. The safety factor being that we have experienced fraudulent activity on the bank account when its details were known far and wide and in fact lost some money due to fraudulent DDs being set up on it... Mainly for gym memberships oddly enough... Then there was the time someone tried to launder several million pounds through it.. I kid you not!

Now, the account is only for transfer purposes to an account that never has its details revealed... It is from there the bills are paid...

Forum funding is always open to close scrutiny and the accounts are audited regularly by an independent treasurer...
Jim

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'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
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And I've just sent a contribution via Paypal. I really appreciate the work done, thanks.
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Thanks Hilary :D That's great!
Jim

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'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
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Hi, I will send money via pay pal
but I need to know email address,
is that right.

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forumfund (at) bxclub.co.uk (substituting (at) with the @ of course, and no spaces).
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OK thanks for the bank refs Jim. I will set up an annual payment to help by giving a regular top up to secure the future of the Forum without the need to make regular appeals for donations.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën BX to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Jaba, that's wonderful :D Thanks very much indeed!
Jim

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'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
'07 Pug 207 in Blue - The Deathtrap...
'15 Giant Defy Bike in Blue - Daily rider...
'16 Giant TCR Bike in Black/Lime Green - Fine weather only...