The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!

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Hi, everyone.  It's that time of year again -- time for the Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive (or the TAFESWCD as it's affectionately referred to)!  Over the past two years, we've helped raise over $250 for animal welfare charities.  This is in line with the long-standing tradition of animal welfare and anti-vivisectionist ideals within the Flat Earth movement from prominent Flat Earth advocates such as Lady Blount and Marjory Johnson.

The fundraising page will be on Virgin Money Giving's site.  It's similar to JustGiving -- the site we used last year -- but the commission rates seem to be slightly lower, so more money goes to the charity.  The page for our drive is: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/theflatearthsociety

This year, our chosen charity is Nuzzlets, an organisation based in the UK which rescues and cares for animals.. with a twist!  Nuzzlets invites children to visit and interact with the rescued animals -- particularly children who are disabled, terminally ill or have special needs.  The animals serve as a sort of therapy for kids who have some very difficult problems to deal with in their everyday lives.  And if the children can't visit the animals, the animals will visit the children in local hospices.

Nuzzlets is a small organisation doing very good work to help both animals and kids.  We here at the Flat Earth Society hope you will help support Nuzzlets this holiday season.  As a small token of our appreciation, anyone donating ?10 (about $15) or more will get a lifetime email address at theflatearthsociety.org.  Anyone donating ?20 (about $30) or more will also receive a thank-you pack of Flat Earth Society badges, stickers, etc.


Now, raising $250 over the past couple of years is nothing to sneeze at, but I want to make it sneezable this year by raising even more.  The Society has gained quite a bit of notoriety over the past couple of years -- newspaper articles, online magazine articles, etc -- and I think we should put that notoriety to use for a great cause.  So donate if you can.. and tell people!  I know a lot of people see the Society as being a bunch of fringe loonies, but that could actually work to our advantage in this case.  If people donate to get their names on the fundraising page ironically or as a joke or whatever, that's fine with me!  It's still money going to a good cause.  We've got a huge community on here and it would be great to see you guys spreading the word -- Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, any way you can.  

I'll post banners and buttons in this thread if anyone thinks they'd be useful.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2010, 10:28:50 AM by Daniel »

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Nomad

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 11:30:17 AM »
This sounds like a really unique and worthwhile organization to support!  Good choice!  Sending over my life savings now, brb
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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 11:52:31 AM »
That is the cutest name ever.

I will donate cuz imma start calling my pups lil' nuzzlets.


Also, gotta love the kids.

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 12:06:27 PM »
ANyone else from the US try to donate and have it tell you that it can't process your transaction, and to contact your bank?

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 12:09:40 PM »
virginmoneygiving checks to see if you're a virgin or not. Did you try to lie?

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 12:10:56 PM »
I'll do it after I get my next paycheck, promise.
I vote for SecretUser as supreme overlord of TFES.

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 12:11:14 PM »
virginmoneygiving checks to see if you're a virgin or not. Did you try to lie?
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tehheeheeee

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 12:14:01 PM »
Hm. Its not letting me register OR donate. :(

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Nomad

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010, 12:24:02 PM »
I registered, but I get to the credit card page and it wont let me put in my email address, but keeps demanding that I put it in.  WHAT DO!?
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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 12:27:51 PM »
I just used my card on a website for school... and it worked fine. So no problem there. hmm. Maybe i try again tuesday.

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Daniel

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 12:34:50 PM »
Ugh.  When you guys couldn't register or donate, what did the message say?  I'd like to pass the issue on to their support people if there's something wrong.  The fact that 3 of you seem to have 3 different problems isn't terribly encouraging so far. :(

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Mrs. Peach

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2010, 12:40:48 PM »
I didn't get a message.

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2010, 12:41:34 PM »
It would be nice if they take paypall  :-\

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010, 01:14:12 PM »
Ugh.  When you guys couldn't register or donate, what did the message say?  I'd like to pass the issue on to their support people if there's something wrong.  The fact that 3 of you seem to have 3 different problems isn't terribly encouraging so far. :(
It got me to the part where it said something about a 3d security system, then after a few more seconds of laod time, it said it couldn't process my payment and their was a problem with my card. I know hteir is no problem with the card, cuz right after i used it for paying other stuffs.

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 01:55:20 PM »
Despite my distrust of Virgin Money and Richard Branson's globularist escapades I will be donating.

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Daniel

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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 02:18:36 PM »
If anyone is having problems with the Virgin site, I have a possible alternative method.  It's not ideal and it requires trusting me with your money but it's better than nothing.  If you send the donation to me via Paypal, I can use my Virgin Money Giving account to donate it.  The Virgin site lets you list any name you want on the list of donors, so I can make the donation on your behalf.  I'll add a bit on top of the donation to offset the fees Paypal takes out.  There's actually one advantage to this: if you're outside the UK, you can't claim Gift Aid.. but I can because I live in the UK.   So for every $10 donated, the charity would actually get about $12.50.

If you're interested, my Paypal is paypal@theflatearthsociety.org.  Just tell me what name you want on the donors list.

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010, 03:03:20 PM »
Let me try it again after my next check (since this didnt work i decided to pay for next semesters classes.)

I trust you Daniel. I mean, we're facebook friends. What better bond is there that FB?

Also, i think donating should be like contributing to a presidential campaign. I demand a pardon for my next bannable offense. ;)

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Daniel

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2010, 04:50:12 PM »
Thanks to Ichi and berny_74, we're now up to ?54!  Not bad for less than 12 hours!  And with Gift Aid, it's actually more like ?66.  Hurrah!

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theonlydann

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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010, 04:57:57 PM »
i tried again and i get to a page that says this


Unfortunately we couldn't take your donation ? there seems to have been a problem with your card.

Please get in touch with your bank, building society or card company to see if they can help.

If you have another card you'd like to use, please click the button below to try again.

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Mrs. Peach

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010, 05:08:59 PM »
You should have some more now.  Let me know if you don't see it shortly.

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Daniel

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2010, 05:26:19 PM »
You should have some more now.  Let me know if you don't see it shortly.

I just got it and it's now been added to the Virgin Money Giving page.  We're up to ?61 now.. which is actually ?75 once you add the Gift Aid thingy!  Thanks! 

I think the total for last year was ?80, so we're well on our way to breaking that old record.  Nicely done, guys.  And girls.  Now I just need to figure out how to get non-forums people to join in.  Hmm.  I've got a banner on the main site's front page and I tweeted/facebooked about it.  I'm hoping Wilmore will tweet it as well since he's got like 500 followers on the FlatEarthToday account.  That's bound to generate at least some interest..

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theonlydann

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2010, 05:28:11 PM »
I facebooked it and threw it up on the other forum i frequent. FIngers crossed.

To bad most of my fb people are here.

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2010, 05:31:15 PM »
Yeah, I trust you Dannyboy, and the gift aid thing sounds great so I will shoot off some moolah to you soon via paypal.  :)
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Daniel

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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2010, 05:35:33 PM »
Thanks to everyone.

Every bit of support helps, both in terms of money and exposure.

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Nomad

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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2010, 07:30:47 PM »
I don't know how much exposure I can get, but the 20 quid ought to help.  Oh yeah, and I forgot to note that I'd like my name as 'CJ "Nomad" Vaughn' on the donation plzkthx.  C:
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2010, 06:21:16 AM »

I trust you Daniel. I mean, we're facebook friends. What better bond is there that FB?

You got a new FB and didnt tell me? *sniff*

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theonlydann

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2010, 08:07:47 AM »

I trust you Daniel. I mean, we're facebook friends. What better bond is there that FB?

You got a new FB and didnt tell me? *sniff*

NOW I REMEMBER YOUR NAME!!!

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Daniel

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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2010, 03:01:20 PM »
Thanks to L Rowling's donation, we're up to ?101 now.  That's ?126 including Gift Aid! 

If L Rowling is one of you, thanks!

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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2010, 10:31:38 PM »
[edit]Scratch that, I am dumb and post dumb things
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Re: The Third Annual Flat Earth Society Winter Charity Drive has begun!
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2010, 12:59:12 PM »
How much is this in latinum?



I kid, I kid.

I do have a question, though. Does the £20 include the E-mail address?