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Vulcan To The Sky => Ways To Raise Funding => Topic started by: planenut on November 17, 2015, 05:37:46 PM

Title: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 17, 2015, 05:37:46 PM
Okay, how about putting the names in specific colours for a donation?
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Sad Sam on November 17, 2015, 08:44:07 PM
The wall is not to raise money,  it's a way to thank those who have already donated.

“The Spirit of Great Britain – Those who made it happen” - 1999-2015

A wall of honour recognising everyone who made it possible

It will be a massive task, but the Trust is committed to recording and honouring every single person who has donated £1 or more between 1999 and the end of 2015.

Time after time, it has been donations from people from all over the world that has allowed everyone’s dream to become a reality - the most complex aviation restoration project in the world followed by eight spectacular flying seasons – and everyone should be rightly proud of that achievement.

Between now and Christmas, the Trust will be consolidating our various lists and information sources to create a searchable online listing of everyone who has contributed.

Once it is announced and populated, we will give time for it to be checked and corrected if necessary before a final ‘travelling wall’ will be produced for Hangar 3 and placed on display in time for summer. Once the aircraft moves to the new facilities planned, the wall will move with her.

Best of all, if you are a donor you need to do nothing now.

We do the work and our newsletters will give you the full details for checking that your entry is correct before we produce anything final. We estimate over 70,000 names are eligible for this honour.
DO KEEP FOLLOWING THESE NEWSLETTERS FOR GREAT NEW DEVELOPMENTS.


Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 17, 2015, 09:40:08 PM
Yep, read it all too, and understand it, but there is an opportunity to ask those who want, to donate even more for the pleasure of knowing their names are "highlighted".
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: PhillyJ on November 17, 2015, 10:03:07 PM
Understand that, and can see how it could generate more 'dosh' for the team (me probably being one of them) but might it not be seen as a bit 'I gave more than you' ? To me, the wall is more a thank you to all who donated, no matter how large, or how small.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 17, 2015, 10:05:42 PM
To me, the wall is more a thank you to all who donated, no matter how large, or how small.

I can see your point, which was not lost on me.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Mac on November 17, 2015, 10:10:38 PM
I donated every week and I mean every week to the bucket down Doggers Lane..... will I get a mention....  ;D
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Sad Sam on November 17, 2015, 11:55:10 PM
I donated every week and I mean every week to the bucket down Doggers Lane..... will I get a mention....  ;D

Depends - did you write your name on the back of the white fiver?

I would have accompanied this with a wink thing (but for some reason they don't work for me!)
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: PA28 on November 18, 2015, 09:30:05 AM
The Trust has to have a record, so do send in a cheque for £1 now with your name and address (or any other amount) if you feel you might have been missed! ;-)

There are no plans to make the list in any format of the amount given. That would be unfair and is against the spirit that everyone made it happen - every £ just as valuable as the next.
That was a common theme in the appeals and it remains that way.

It also gives a chance to honour all those who have regularly paid by direct debit or standing order and never got the benefit of some of the incentive schemes like a Bomb-bay name.

Although it might create a few more donations, as Sam has said, that was never the aim.  (You do give me an newsletter feature idea though......)
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 18, 2015, 10:32:58 AM
Thanks for your comment Ian, I do understand.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: MrTim on November 18, 2015, 11:10:26 AM
I suspect it doesn't, but would this include Club members who have given indirectly, but possibly never directly?  Just anticipating the gripes from those who have done this.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: PA28 on November 18, 2015, 12:36:10 PM
Hi Tim,

If you are thinking of volunteers who have given their time, then yes, I think that is also the plan.
It is a list of names and nothing more... and there will be time for people to check, or for others to write in and say that perhaps, 'such and such' deserves to be on.

As it mentions, it's a bit of a mammoth task...   
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: muchado on November 18, 2015, 12:36:47 PM
Does this include the Justgiving donations for the national tour? And those who have  purchased through the shop/Vulcan Ale/raffle tickets etc?
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Joseph on November 18, 2015, 12:47:34 PM
I take it the roll of honour will include all those who paid off topic fines in the earlier iterations of the forum?
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Vulcanatic on November 18, 2015, 12:50:40 PM
Re.
I would have accompanied this with a wink thing (but for some reason they don't work for me!)

Try entering a semi colon, ( ; ) immediately followed without a space by a closing bracket, ( ) ) it will hopefully look like this ;)
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Vulcanatic on November 18, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
What about those who have thought about donating? (Only where the sum being considered was over £1.00 obviously).

Perhaps these names could be in italics?
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: MrTim on November 18, 2015, 01:26:03 PM
Hi Tim,

If you are thinking of volunteers who have given their time, then yes, I think that is also the plan.
It is a list of names and nothing more... and there will be time for people to check, or for others to write in and say that perhaps, 'such and such' deserves to be on.

As it mentions, it's a bit of a mammoth task...
Not volunteers - I was just thinking about those people who had been members of the club.  A fair proportion of their subs would have have been donated to the Trust.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Sarah Abbott on November 18, 2015, 02:56:30 PM
I was thinking the same Tim. A monthly donation has been made by the club to the Trust plus many extra payments in times of crisis and member's will presume that they will be included in this after donating every year, some for many, many years.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 18, 2015, 06:02:24 PM
Well, the wall seemed like "a good idea at the time".

It is difficult.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: muchado on November 18, 2015, 07:04:49 PM
It would be good if they could outline the sources they are gathering their data from to compile the wall then people will know whether they have been missed or not when the list is produced.  It would go some way to reduce the number of why haven't I been included in the wall queries.

Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Mac on November 18, 2015, 07:50:31 PM
I donated every week and I mean every week to the bucket down Doggers Lane..... will I get a mention....  ;D

Depends - did you write your name on the back of the white fiver?

I would have accompanied this with a wink thing (but for some reason they don't work for me!)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry026.gif)   :D
Its only a rumour that I am tight Sam.........
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Pujgnie on November 18, 2015, 09:08:14 PM
Highlighting names, italic fonts..... why ?

Some estimated 70,000 names have to go on that wall (and probably a few more). Why can't people just be glad to be part of it for posterity.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Vulcanatic on November 19, 2015, 01:58:25 AM
Highlighting names, italic fonts..... why ?

Some estimated 70,000 names have to go on that wall (and probably a few more). Why can't people just be glad to be part of it for posterity.

The 'italics' suggestion for people who've thought about donating an amount over £1.00 was very much tongue in cheek.  ::)
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Paddy Langdown on November 19, 2015, 07:01:59 AM
Highlighting names, italic fonts..... why ?

Some estimated 70,000 names have to go on that wall (and probably a few more). Why can't people just be glad to be part of it for posterity.

I totally agree. What a lot of fuss - as if anyone will ever see one name among 70,000 unless they are in alphabetical order. Anyway, the vast majority will never go anywhere near Finningley to see it!
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Vulcanatic on November 19, 2015, 09:46:42 AM
Anyway, the vast majority will never go anywhere near Finningley to see it!

Of that I'd be quite sure!
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: Big Dave on November 19, 2015, 11:29:15 AM
I wonder what the cost of admission to find your name on the 'Wall of Honour' will be?
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: PA28 on November 19, 2015, 02:12:16 PM
Club members WILL be included (so long as the Trust has the list), and it will also be available online for checking and for posterity.

Bear in mind, it is names only, no location or anything else.

You will not need to go to Doncaster, but the thought is there...
Much more to come on this soon.
Title: Re: Wall of Honour
Post by: planenut on November 19, 2015, 09:45:47 PM
Oh well, here's mine......

ʇnuǝuɐld

never been good at decorating.