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    Donations and charities

    Shaun and I have been monitoring the donations thread and have decided that the best way to go ahead with this is to look at giving any donations you want to make to UK educational charities. Primarily because EduGeek makes more than enough to sustain itself now (which is why the donate button 'vanished') and we no longer felt it necessary to take money from you for no reason!
    So what we have thought we can do is to choose a different UK charity in the education sector (preferably IT focussed) each month to give any donations to, in return for an 'edusupporter' type of tag which we've yet to decide on.
    The only thing we need from you (apart from donations!) is a list a charities we can donate to, so if you know of nay please list them here so we can have a good look at them.

    Chris.

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    Cracking idea!

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    Fantastic idea!
    Personally I prefer giving to small, usually local charities rather than the big boys as I feel they make a bigger impact.

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    I'd like to see the Special Needs schools benefit. They don't use a lot of IT kit as we know it but have some really expensive special kit.

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    Great Idea..

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    I vote for helping out underfunded primary schools. Is there an organisation that helps them or can help identify them. possible those in rural locations that don't have support from secondary schools.

    Also, it's not a charity but what about helping the project that Kmount was working on, or does it HAVE to be UK based?

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    While not specifically IT based, the work of this special school is amazing and I'm sure they would put the funds to good use: Broomhill Bank School :: Preparation for Life :: Tunbridge Wells :: Kent

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    Why not collect the money in a sort of edugeek charity fund, that can then be used to fund small scale IT type projects directly. For example a touch screen for a SEN pupil etc. Would mean you have more control over where the money goes, and would be good publicity for edugeek as well?

    Guess it might end up being more hassle than its worth, but just an idea!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    Why not collect the money in a sort of edugeek charity fund, that can then be used to fund small scale IT type projects directly. For example a touch screen for a SEN pupil etc. Would mean you have more control over where the money goes, and would be good publicity for edugeek as well?

    Guess it might end up being more hassle than its worth, but just an idea!

    Steve


    Good idea. Or what about expensive equipment that individual schools can't afford or justify for the infrequency of use, fluke or something along those lines?

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    I'd like to suggest Chunky's Aid for Support and Help.

    Please make all cheques payable to C.A.S.H. and stick 'em in the post to me, where I'll process them appropriately.

    Chunks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    I'd like to suggest Chunky's Aid for Support and Help.

    Please make all cheques payable to C.A.S.H. and stick 'em in the post to me, where I'll process them appropriately.
    How does that contribute to the discussion?

    Personally, I'd sooner see a nominated list of charities or organisations, with admin approval, which can be selected by the donator at the time. Then we have the good bits of both ways: we (collectively) can vote for who goes on the list, but the donator has some amount of opinion on where it ends up in the end.

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    I am wondering if we did a vote for a charity every 1/2/3 months or so (we would transfer the funds to them after) and then you all could vote for the one that gets the donations?

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    Seems a bit unwieldy to me, although a lovely idea...Sounds like a lot of work for someone.
    We are, after all, spread out over a vast area.
    I for one would like to see purely IT related charities - preferably educational

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I for one would like to see purely IT related charities - preferably educational
    Agreed - otherwise the list could be endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Seems a bit unwieldy to me, although a lovely idea...Sounds like a lot of work for someone.
    We are, after all, spread out over a vast area.
    I for one would like to see purely IT related charities - preferably educational
    Educational/IT would be the probably proffered list. If the vote/transfer was done every 3 months it would be relatively straight forward just as a paypal etc transfer.

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