Please SPONSOR Mick n Phil

Help keep them road racing

19 messages
17/03/2008 at 20:43


Dear Fellow Runners & Outside world

Please help us !!

Would you please be kind enough to help Mick n Phil by sponsoring us what ever little you can

Phillip is a young adult now, and his Weekly allowance from the state is not great, I used to claim for him as a child, but now he’s moved to adult hood, his allowance is considerably less,

I Mick ,am trying desperately hard to give Phillip a life to the full, we get about 40 weeks a year to compete in our treasured sport, and in that time we can do up to 55 races !! - without my support to him, he will have nothing
Running pushing my Phillip in his wheelchair has given me my life back, and given him a super life in the great out-doors
Please tell everyone, your family, your friends, your bosses, any business men, anyone who has a few quid to chuck away

We do not smoke, drink or gamble, ( we promise you ) any monies received ,will be gratefully received , and will go towards our Road racing

With your generosity we can continue to run and race

17/03/2008 at 20:45

If you go to our NEW website at

 http://www.micknphil-marathonlads.com/

You will see on the front page at the top right hand corner a Donation button

We wish you all well,

Thankyou

Mick ,Phil & Mrs Mick

kittenkat    pirate
17/03/2008 at 20:56

Mick - support you and Phil 100%.

Just a concern........... Are any monies going to a seperate account which is either independently managed or has I dunno - trustees?

I only ask because there was a situation here where a young boy was very sick and I can't say much about it BUT you have to cover yourself legally in case there are any not nice people out there that want to trip you up...... and claim that you didn't spend the money on exactly what it was asked for.

Please cover your own back...... and don't leave yourself open to that.

Trust you 110% and more, but this is a public forum and because of the case that happened here I just would want to make sure you're protected.

Sorry, I don't know enough about it but felt the need to say.........

You may have it all sorted...........

xx

17/03/2008 at 21:37

Yes it should read

micknphil-marathonlads.com

kittenkat    pirate
17/03/2008 at 21:53

So, how is the money being managed?

For the reasons I cited above......

kittenkat    pirate
17/03/2008 at 21:55

You need to set up a charity i think,

someone who knows more will come along soon.

I hope!!

M...eldy    pirate
17/03/2008 at 22:58
Mick, KK is right

make sure this is properly set up to mnimise any risk to yourself or the money


Good luck 
Nam
17/03/2008 at 23:17
Wouldn't it be better approaching manufacturers for free kit, or race organisers for free entries?
18/03/2008 at 00:02
will this effect any benefits recieved ??????
mudman    pirate
18/03/2008 at 06:31
What're the tax implications for you ?
kittenkat    pirate
18/03/2008 at 06:38
Aand I woke up about to ask the two questions above
18/03/2008 at 13:08

Mick. Get set up as a registered charity to protect youself legally.....

Also......

Having done this people who do donate will be able to opt for 'Gift Aid' if they pay tax.

This means the government will give you around an extra 28p for every £1 donated that has been marked by the donator for 'gift aid'.

This will make a tremendous amount of difference to you without costing the donator a penny more.

eg. £10 donation = £12.80 to the charity.

Giood Luck and keep us up to date.

18/03/2008 at 14:20

OK everyone

 i am asking you all now please

 can someone advise us what to do, how where etc  PLEASE 

kittenkat    pirate
18/03/2008 at 16:08

The Charity Commission website, all the answers to becoming a charity should be on here.

Sorry I haven't answered your mail yet Mick. We did meet, in the pub after the Luton marathon last year

18/03/2008 at 16:11

Mick, G has a charity and the money can only be obtained through two of the three trustees this way I can't drink it all down the pub

by the way neither GM or I are Trustees if anyone was think that

Edited: 18/03/2008 at 16:12
18/03/2008 at 17:07
Thanks all

busy, busy, busy - what a couple of days it's been
will be lookig at all this info

cheers
18/03/2008 at 21:35
Just to let you all know

I AM going to telephone the Charities Trust tomorow or soon as i can to tell them what i wish to do, and how's best do it

that way we'll make it legal etc

that's best i must agree
19/03/2008 at 14:22
Sponsor Mick n Phil


Hello everyone

today i have spoken to Charities commision, and Institute of fund raising -

They have both looked at our web site, and seen our PAYPAL donate button

They have both agreed that we are doing nothing illegal,

we CANNOT have a registered charity etc, like Just giving for tax exemption etc apparently -

and it is NOT illegal as we are receiving charitalbe donations, it is NOT a JOB

it will NOT affect our DWP benefits

they have suggested that we -

open a seperate bank account, and keep all receipts as proof of purchases etc

and they have also suggested that we keep you all in formed of what we do etc

SO PLEASE help us ( stay on the road running ) by sponsoring us

we will be so immencely greatful

those that already have THANKYOU
19/03/2008 at 14:30

Please be so kind and sponsor us, to help keep us running 50 plus races a year  

http://www.micknphil-marathonlads.com/

 Thank you

 Mick


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