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The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:38 pm
by John_D
Right.
Doing this.

Impotent rage is a waste of time and emotion. Let's turn this which I think is safe to say we're all extremely disappointed by into something positive.

For every minute Folau plays for us, I am going to donate 10p to the Albert Kennedy Trust: https://www.akt.org.uk/
According to The Albert Kennedy Trust, 24 percent of homeless young people identify as LGBT. Of those people, 77 percent believe that coming out to their parents was the main factor for their homelessness. This charity aims to help those people and last year they provided 6,075 nights of accommodation to vulnerable LGBT young people.

Each week*, I'll make a donation accordingly and hopefully we can do some good.
If anyone wants to join in, for one game, for a month, for the season - whatever - screenshot your donation receipt, post it on here and we'll try to keep a running total for the year. All very casual, dip in when you can. No pressure.

Will post something on the site later



* obviously if my situation changes and I lose my job or something, then I might not be able to. Cross that bridge if I ever reach it. Hope not.

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:49 pm
by Jimmythecuckoo
I am having a rummage down the sofa so I am in.

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:49 pm
by JonB95
Classy response, as expected. Nice one. And count me in too.

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:08 am
by John_D
Ah, super. Share widely and see if we can get fans of other clubs to join in when their teams play us.

Dropped a note to the charity to tell them what we're doing and why. And Pink News ran a story about Folau signing, so I've been in touch with them too.

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:55 pm
by John_D
Week 1: not in the squad. Might make a small donation anyway

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:06 pm
by John_D
fiver donated. We're off and running

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:50 pm
by belgianxiii
Will have to wait until the 10th of the month to see what my bank balance looks like, but I may be able to kick in a standing order. I am considering buying the whole team some rainbow laces for the Wigan game instead thoughbut.
https://stonewalluk.myshopify.com/colle ... -laces-all

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm
by John_D
Got some of those for myself. Nicely offset my faded red adidas Green Star.

Looks like we're up this week anyway. Let us know what you donate and I'll add it to the totaliser

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:27 pm
by John_D
80 minutes, £8. And I chucked in an extra quid for the try. Good work, Izzy!

Re: The Folau Pledge - IT'S FOR CHARITY

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:42 am
by John_D
Any others I need to add to the totaliser?