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TES Personal virtual Macmillan coffee morning

Discussion in 'Personal' started by knitone, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Yes I do think we want a total. I don't mind how its done but a PM is fine. You do feel a need to do something don't you.
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  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Indeed a lovely way to acknowledge support for all posters who've had experience of using Macmillan nurses/ website in a practical way.

    Just got to think what sort of cake to provide and of course if we 'invite a couple of friends over at some point to share the cake, they could 'swell' the total if they so wish. :)
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  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I am booked into Betty's for afternoon tea that day. I should be able to get some pretty impressive cake photos :D
  4. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I am happy to total the contributions of those who want to disclose them. If people want their donations to be private, which is totally understandable, we will be able to say that our total is in excess of £X. Beginning to get excited! :)
    bevdex, Jamvic, Lara mfl 05 and 2 others like this.
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Looking forward to those photos.
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  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I'm in.
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  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    I'll be there, in the hairdressers having some more crazy colours on my hair.

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  8. Alceanne1

    Alceanne1 Senior commenter

    Excellent idea - I'm in.
  9. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    And me. I have eaten a lot of cake for MacMillan in the last week so a virtual cake is probably the best thing for me. (There was so much cake donated ...it just had to be tried/eaten! )
    Lara mfl 05 and knitone like this.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You never know your luck. 31st October might turn out to be the same day that TES eventually sort out whatever is delaying the launch of their much vaunted new website.

    Can we cope with Halloween, leaving the EU, a MacMillan coffee morning and trying to work out the mysteries of how; or whether we will ever be to communicate with each other again, all on the same day?
    Sundaytrekker likes this.
  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Oh dukey, you don't half go on!

    .Thank you, tes, for keeping this on the top.
    Sundaytrekker and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  12. bevdex

    bevdex Star commenter

    I'm in!:)
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  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Could TES contributors from other forums also be invited to maximise donations and participation? Is it possible for this ongoing thread to be replicated across the site to spread awareness of the event or would that not be possible to do in practice.
    nizebaby likes this.
  14. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    only tes staff eg @TES_Rosaline could do it efficiently if they thought it appropriate.
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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Argh! It's getting closer. I had better not forget! Where has the time gone?
    nizebaby, josienig and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  16. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Well, for quite a bit of it, you were in intensive care. Great to have you back!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  17. Alceanne1

    Alceanne1 Senior commenter

    Has anyone found the link to donate? I've found one where group fundraisers donate, but I'm not sure if that is what was meant in the message on the previous page. If it is, it does ask what your event is called.
    I was planning to donate ahead of time, in case I have a busy day.
  18. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Good reminder for us all.
    I haven't looked for a link yet. I was assuming it would appear on the day.
  19. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Morning. I asked McMillan at the beginning of the month if we could donate as a group, and this is the reply that they sent:


    According to the letter, we should use the donate button on the coffee morning page:


    Unfortunately, this means that we don’t get a ‘TES total’, but some people have suggested that they could PM me with their donation. Others, of course, may want to keep their donation private, but I would be able to say that we we had raised in excess of £X. At least one other person has said that they want to donate directly to a specific McMillan branch, and that is absolutely fine. The main thing is to raise money for a very worthwhile cause, and if we can take time out of a busy day to have a chat, a piece of cake and a cup of tea or coffee, then that is a bonus.

    Since it is a virtual coffee morning, I think that there should be a virtual prize for a photo of the best cake. And, since the coffee morning is happening on Hallowe’en, I am hoping to win a virtual prize for the best carved pumpkin category :)
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  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    One of best ever quotes! EVAH!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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