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« on: September 03, 2010, 10:14:57 PM »
I've taken the bull by the horns and started an initiative that might bring in a few quid, I've sent a text worded thus to some of my friends (and it could be e-mailed as well):
please help to keep the Vulcan flying by texting a £3 donation, just text Vulcan to 82055 and the donation will be taken from your phone account, thank you
Aggy has also put it on the Vulcan facebook page and I've sent it to those who I have mobile nos for so hopefully they will cascade it out and get it as far and wide as possible (thanks Aggy)
might just get a few spontaneous donations which is better than sitting here worrying about the future
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Re: textathon
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 04:49:52 PM »
Getting mixed reactions on Facebook - lots texting but also lots grumbling (one guy (disappointed at Cosford '10) said "no fly, no buy" - to which 558 said "try no buy, no fly!!)

Come on people, we must have thousands of contacts between us, let's get texting the message while the airshow season is still fresh...........  :)
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Re: textathon
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 07:45:37 PM »
I've sent it to all my friends...and they both text donated!
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Re: textathon
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 08:20:20 PM »
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I've sent it to all my friends...and they both text donated!


you didn't sent it (back) to me , does that mean I'm not one of your two friends any  more?
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Re: textathon
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 05:17:32 AM »
It was pointless sending it to you, Aggy and Gregg...so that left two friends.
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Re: textathon
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 07:03:53 AM »
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It was pointless sending it to you, Aggy and Gregg...so that left two friends.

Ah bless,tell you what,I'l be your friend for a fiver (donated to the cause of course),that will double my number of friends to two also.

LOL

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Re: textathon
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 08:20:30 AM »
Good point Andy--my Facebook now reads =
Keith McBrearty As per Vulcan XH558's Forum (well done Sickbag Andy) "please help to keep the Vulcan flying
by texting a £3 donation, just text Vulcan to 82055 and the donation
will be taken from your phone account, thank you"
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Re: textathon
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 08:41:20 AM »
Quote from: "kpm"
Good point Andy--my Facebook now reads =
Keith McBrearty As per Vulcan XH558's Forum (well done Sickbag Andy) "please help to keep the Vulcan flying
by texting a £3 donation, just text Vulcan to 82055 and the donation
will be taken from your phone account, thank you"
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Thanks Keith. It weasn't so well received when Aggy posted it on the Vulcan Facebook page, there's a guy on UKAR who had a right knock at it, but there again I expect he's already donated thousands to the cause and given up many hours of his time to support the project!  BTW if you want a copy of the text message PM me your mobile number
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Re: textathon
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 01:33:04 PM »
Is that the same guy who was shot down in flames about his negative posting on the facebook site by all the other members?
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Re: textathon
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 02:12:42 PM »
Yep, i think thats the one.
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Re: textathon
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 02:38:04 PM »
that's right Gregg, I posted about the text-a-thon and his comments on there this morning and got a PM from him, it's my post with the reference to the 'yellow suns' if you haven't seen it!
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Re: textathon
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 02:39:21 PM »
........and all this because I tried to raise a few quid for the old girl!
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