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Promenaders' Musical Charities 2009

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Message 1 - posted by David Underdown (U567072) , Jun 26, 2009

The four charities that will benefit from this season's post-prom collections are:

Musicians Benevolent Fund - www.mbf.org.uk
CLIC Sargent - www.clicsargent.org....
Awards for Young Musicians - www.a-y-m.org.uk/ and
Royal Albert Hall Trust education programme - www.royalalberthall....

Last season's collection totals and the distribution of the money raised is summarised at www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

David Underdown (for and on behalf of the trustees)

(note to mods, the selection of charities has been approved by the BBC, so please don't remove the links)
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Message 2 - posted by Ferretfancy (U4021697) , Jun 26, 2009

It was a great achievement last year, I hope we can all chip in and do even better this year, see you in the Arena!
Ferret

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Message 3 - posted by David Underdown (U567072) , Aug 6, 2009

A quick update, after Prom 27 on Tuesday, the total stood at just over 28,800.

David

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Message 4 - posted by David Underdown (U567072) , Aug 6, 2009

Sorry, slight slip of the fingers there, that should have been 22,800.

David

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Message 5 - posted by Brassbandmaestro (U9421524) , Aug 6, 2009

David, please pass my congratulations to the trustees of this most honourable activity that the prommers do!! i always listen out to their exclamations on how they have progressed. keep up the good work!

Is there an online site where people can donate?

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Message 6 - posted by smittims (U1158597) , Aug 6, 2009

Thanks for posting this, David. With the lottery and the Recession, charities are having a tough time, so it's well worth publicising the Proms' connection with these causes.

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Message 7 - posted by PrincessofWails (U14021731) , Aug 6, 2009

Yours is a Grey Tide Eel, BBM! David may wish to consider looking at <www.justgiving.com/>.
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Message 8 - posted by Ruth_Elleson (U5173499) , Aug 6, 2009

I believe that a JustGiving page wouldn't be possible in these circumstances, because the PMC exists as a trust on behalf of other charities, and is not a charity in its own right. I don't think JustGiving caters for such scenarios. However, there's nothing stopping anybody from donating to the individual charities directly...

However, I'm sure David will correct me.

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Message 9 - posted by salymap (U13238494) , Aug 6, 2009

Have the MBF closed the home in Bromley yet.? If so I hope the elderly musicians have been happily rehoused.

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Message 10 - posted by David Underdown (U567072) , Aug 7, 2009

I think you're right Ruth, though of course you can normally sponsor individuals through a justgiving page, sot here may be some way of setting up a page for each charity we're supporting, so that the amount is funelled through PMC as it were, I'll have a think.

BBM, you know how to contact me off board, so drop me a line, and we may be able to work something out in the meantime.

David

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Message 11 - posted by David Underdown (U567072) , Aug 12, 2009

After last night's Prom 35, the total is up to just over 31,200.

Thanks again,

David

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Message 12 - posted by Ferretfancy (U4021697) , Aug 12, 2009

David Underdown

As a matter of interest are your trustees able to claim Gift Aid when you make the donations at the end of the Proms? I hope the answer is yes. Great going at the halfway mark!

Bws.
Ferret

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Message 13 - posted by Vigilant Mouse (U5446713) , Aug 12, 2009

I asked much the same question a year or so ago. The Trustees can't claim gift aid because it isn't their personal money. Individual donors can't claim Gift Aid because there is no mechanism by which their individual donations can be recorded and signed proof supplied that they (we) are taxpayers. Presumably this could be done - but the result would probably be that the currently-amazing level of administrative costs would more than double!

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Message 14 - posted by Philip Trueman (U1981239) , Aug 12, 2009

If individual donors wish their donations to be counted towards the PMC's total while coming out of gross rather than net income, then I would suggest that they put CAF cheques, with the payee charity left blank, in the collecting bucket. I'm sure our industrious Hon. Treasurer would be delighted to bank them.

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Message 15 - posted by Lady_DoverHyphenSole (U3791072) , Aug 13, 2009

Except for the fact that the Treasurer can't bank CAF cheques...

Any CAF cheques received are held by the Treasurer until the end of the Proms season, at which point they are sent to the charities along with any other cheques. Putting the name of the charity on the CAF cheque helps to ensure that your money goes to the charity of your, rather than the Trustees', choosing.

The other way of gift-aiding your donation is an old-fashioned cheque (remember those?) (payable to the charity or charities of your choosing) in an envelope with a signed Gift Aid declaration form for the charity or charities concerned. Cheques and declarations would then be sent to the charities at the end of the season, along with any CAF vouchers and the large cheque each charity receives.

L_DHS
Secretary, Promenaders' Musical Charities

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Message 16 - posted by Philip Trueman (U1981239) , Aug 13, 2009

I'm sure him telling me a few years ago of a case where a CAF cheque for 50 with the payee left blank was sent in by someone who had cause to be grateful to some regular Prommers, and it was paid to "Sargent", as it then was.

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Message 17 - posted by Lady_DoverHyphenSole (U3791072) , Aug 14, 2009

Yes, CAF (or any other) cheques can have the payee left blank, but filling in the payee means that the money goes exactly where you want, rather than left to the discretion of the Trustees.

But I'm sure everyone knew that anyway!

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Message 18 - posted by Stevo (U2092131) , Aug 14, 2009

ok

Always one of the best aspects of the Proms, and a highlight of the Last Night. Almost makes sitting through the second half worthwhile.

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Message 19 - posted by Lady_DoverHyphenSole (U3791072) , Aug 21, 2009

You will no doubt be pleased to learn that we have a new digit at the start of the running total. The collection after yesterday's concert (Prom 47) took the total so far to 40992. Many thanks to all those who have donated and collected.

L_DHS
Secretary, Promenaders' Musical Charities

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