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Re: Funding
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2010, 10:46:51 AM »
Just an observation if the large bi-annual ( and sometimes tri-annual) raffles that were run by the Trust in the days of Felicity and then Rusty, and raised anything from £30,000 to £80,000 a time had continued after Rusty retired there would be very little or no short fall -  what happened to these?
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Re: Funding
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2010, 11:25:31 AM »
Firstly, two a year would be perhaps top, so even saying £150,000 income would be pushing it. That would not clear the shortfall.
In these hard economic times, selling individual tickets by hand at £2 and £5 in critical masses to make good money is outdated. We did however, have two smaller ones last year that generated over £50,000.

There has been a lot going on in the background to do with Gambling Commission restraints and new licenses, to enable us to run "remote" raffles and competitions..... once this is in place, the potential will then far exceed whatever was raised by the previous and long winded (administration heavy) paper based 'ticket type' raffles.

You only have to look at what ITV do with their breakfast programmes, or the Gadget show, to see what potential there is when "selling" £1 and £2 tickets via a mass medium of TV, Phone or Text service.

Cheers,
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« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2010, 11:32:25 AM »
PA28, can you clarify what % of a text donation is actually received by the trust please?
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« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2010, 12:28:46 PM »
Approx 56%, so hence why it is given fairly low priority out of season - unless we are capturing a large audience at an Air Show.

There are plans afoot with various outside companies to boost this figure to 70%, together with the added advantage of claiming gift aid, but we have yet to see how that will work in practice.
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« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2010, 02:01:19 PM »
Just had an email off a Narrow Gauge Railway group (Welsh Highland Railway) about XH558, and the funding situation.  Have replied with current money received.  Hope some money is forthcoming, but nice to see another group mentioning it.  Will keep my eye on the posts from the group about XH558.
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« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2010, 02:13:51 PM »
Quote from: "PA28"
Approx 56%, so hence why it is given fairly low priority out of season - unless we are capturing a large audience at an Air Show.

There are plans afoot with various outside companies to boost this figure to 70%, together with the added advantage of claiming gift aid, but we have yet to see how that will work in practice.


thanks again Ian - have you spoken to the Reds? - their current scooters text donations realised £1.70 out of £2.00 for their cause..
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« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2010, 05:56:46 PM »
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Firstly, two a year would be perhaps top, so even saying £150,000 income would be pushing it. That would not clear the shortfall.
In these hard economic times, selling individual tickets by hand at £2 and £5 in critical masses to make good money is outdated. We did however, have two smaller ones last year that generated over £50,000.

There has been a lot going on in the background to do with Gambling Commission restraints and new licenses, to enable us to run "remote" raffles and competitions..... once this is in place, the potential will then far exceed whatever was raised by the previous and long winded (administration heavy) paper based 'ticket type' raffles.

You only have to look at what ITV do with their breakfast programmes, or the Gadget show, to see what potential there is when "selling" £1 and £2 tickets via a mass medium of TV, Phone or Text service.

Cheers,
Ian.

Moving into new areas is extremely commendable but how do Trust & Club continue to reach those who have been so supportive over the years who do not use internet etc., or has the demographic of supporter base changed radically
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« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2010, 06:04:03 PM »
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Moving into new areas is extremely commendable but how do Trust & Club continue to reach those who have been so supportive over the years who do not use internet etc., or has the demographic of supporter base changed radically

Good old fashioned snail mail. Where there were 3 separate databases there is now one with 25,000 contacts.
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« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2010, 06:55:44 PM »
Is that the same 25,000 amalgamated or has the make up changed in age, sex  etc. - sorry if this is off topic but I am just curious to know how.
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Re: Funding
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2010, 01:05:37 PM »
Nearly £163,000 (41%) as of this morning.

Well done Ian for updating it at 0730h on a Sunday!

I reckon we might just bust through 50% on Monday (once the post has been opened, etc).
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« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2010, 03:35:24 PM »
Collection Box at Bournemouth Aviation Museum duly raided today   ;)

Cheque in the post to Hinckley tonight  :D
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« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2010, 03:44:52 PM »
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Collection Box at Bournemouth Aviation Museum duly raided today   ;)

Cheque in the post to Hinckley tonight  :D


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« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2010, 04:30:44 PM »
Well done Phill :)
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« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2010, 05:20:57 PM »
I understand that there is one at Filton also,can someone check before the dead line runs out,might be a few bob in that one for the cause

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Re: Funding
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2010, 09:31:21 PM »
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I understand that there is one at Filton also,can someone check before the dead line runs out,might be a few bob in that one for the cause
Mike

Is it Concorde@Filton that have (had  :? ) this box?? Their last tours were on 14th, I believe, so not sure who will be around and how often now.  I have some contacts I can ask, though - unless anyone else is better placed to do so??
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