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#4530212 - 07/16/20 11:25 AM Captain Tom Moore  
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Captain Tom Moore in England To become Sir Tom,,Well deserved
https://www.foxnews.com/world/capta...help-doctors-nurses-fighting-coronavirus


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#4530213 - 07/16/20 11:28 AM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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From the article: "Colonel Tom’s fantastic fundraising broke records [and] inspired the whole country,"


So was he a captain or a colonel in the British Army?

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#4530217 - 07/16/20 11:42 AM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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He was originally a Retired Captain, but because of his fantastic commitment to fundraising for the NHS we was awarded the rank of Colonel.

BTW the company that were organising his fundraising took a massive chunk of the money in "commission".

Cheers,

Andy


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#4530218 - 07/16/20 11:45 AM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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Thank you for that info AndyB.


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#4530225 - 07/16/20 12:56 PM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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This is why I don't give to charity,there are always sharks swimming in the water.

I'm not sure what the money actually went towards. How big a chunk Andy,do you know?


Tom Moore is a wonderful man though,he deserves the recognition.

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#4530228 - 07/16/20 01:12 PM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: Chucky]  
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Commission on Captain Tom Moore's fundraising fact checked, worth a read.

https://fullfact.org/online/justgiving-commission-captain-tom/


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#4530338 - 07/17/20 11:36 AM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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Thanks for that update RedToo.

I was not aware of the latest development.

I still feel they are taking far too much for what they did. They must have all the systems in place to deal with credit card and paypal donations for other charities.

Bad enough that a real hero of a man has to do this to fund a national service while the UK government cut their funding every way they can.

Andy


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#4530351 - 07/17/20 01:53 PM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: rwatson]  
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Yeah, but they still need an office, water and electricity, people to run the thing, customer service, legal support, janitor, PR, etc,etc.

A 1% fee isn't unacceptable, and "processing fees" are more than just transferring money from one bank account to another.

Still, on the JustGiving website there is no openness about where the money goes and how they handle their affairs, which is a big no-no for me. For me personally, a charity needs complete and total transparency as if it were a publicly listed company. JustGiving doesn't do that.

#4530384 - 07/17/20 07:09 PM Re: Captain Tom Moore [Re: Vaderini]  
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Originally Posted by Vaderini
Still, on the JustGiving website there is no openness about where the money goes and how they handle their affairs, which is a big no-no for me. For me personally, a charity needs complete and total transparency as if it were a publicly listed company. JustGiving doesn't do that.


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Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C.S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963.
History is made up of people recovering from the last disaster. James S.A. Corey.

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