Happy to announce that https://thecelticnetworkgoodcauses.com will open at 9.00 GMT on Friday night. The opening article has been written by Steve Taylor of Life cycle For Neuroblastoma. This is the horrible cancer that took the life of Wee Oscar Knox amongst others. So far Steve has cycled over 27,000 miles raising money to fight this nasty disease.
After spending money on setting up the site :
- 2 yrs professional hosting
- 1 yr SSL certificate
- 1 years licence for professional additional security
We have a starting fund of £80 for good causes. It is my hope that as many people as possible sign up for a monthly subscription set at £1, £3 and £5 per month to help us grow a healthy fund of which 80% will go to our good causes and individual Celtic fans who are fundraising for various charities in there own way. You know what I mean , the type of people who are willing to chuck themselves out an aeroplane, run a marathon/ long distance or any other crazy challenge to fund raise.
If you don’t fancy committing to a monthly subscription you have the option of a one off donation.
The Celtic Network Good Causes and our partners can’t change the world but we can make a difference to the lives of many people.
Please remember that all monies revived and spent will be independently overseen by Jeanette Findlay of the Celtic Trust. Also all invoices bank statements etc will be available on request for our subscribers and donors at any time.
Thank you for your support so far. remember you can follow us on social media.
Hail, Hail one and all. The site has now been moved to it’s own server and now has a SSL certificate and is viewed as a ‘trusted site’
The site will open officially on the 20th. However I am leaving it open over the weekend for live testing. If you encounter any problems please use our Contact Form to give me your feedback.
You may originally experience some warnings in your browser when you visit at first as it takes time for the security and encryption certificate to propagate through out the web.
Could I also ask if you are planning to be a member of the site to register. This will let me get any problems ironed out before the official opening.
Please remember this is a test run.
You can visit the site here: https://thecelticnetworkgoodcauses.com
Thanks to all those who donated to our crowd funding the first of the money has been spent on
- 2 yrs Pro Hosting
- 1 year SSL certificate for site security.
You can view the paid invoices below
Once again thank you
Good day one and all.
Our Twitter account now has 1,133 followers which is an amazing number from astanding start only three weeks ago. Thank you one and all.
The problem is I’m not so good at getting people to like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tcngc/ I think it only has aboot 100 likes. So I’m asking for people to let me know how to reach out to people on there. I seem to be a bit rubbish at that. Also if you are on Facebook could you give the page a like and let your followers on FB know about the page.
The more coverage we can get over social media channels the better we can do for our Good Causes.
So there I was, awe chuffed. All the pledge money safely gathered in. £103 had been paid into the paypal account from people who paid through that. Then I get a lovely email from Stripe telling me after deductions they would pay £119 into TCNGC bank account……… on Monday the 16th.. wtf ?? We open on the 20th.
So I thought of a solution. I would transfer £100 from the paypal account to the TCNGC bank account and then transfer £120 from my personal bank account to the TCNGC bank account. This would give me enough to buy everything and get started.
I then get an email from paypal telling me it will take up to 72 hours to transfer the £100 to the TCNGC bank account. Well feck me side ways.
So the solution is that as soon as the paypal money goes into the TCNGC account I’ll just transfer money from my personal bank account to make up the difference. When stripe finaly pay the money into the TCNGC account I’ll transfer the money I loaned back into my own account.
Don’t worry, it will all be above board and transparent,
Anyway here’s a couple of screen dumps from today.
To all the people who pledged money to the crowd fund appeal and also to over 1,000 people who have followed the @TCNGC17 twitter account.
I have been emailed by the crowd funding people that all the pledges made via via paypal has been transferred to our paypal account. Also donations made by credit cards will be transferred into the paypal account tomorrow.
I will then move 80% of that money to our independent bank account. The other 20% will be left in Paypal to build up a donations fund for fans doing individual fundraising for whichever charity they want.
As I said before all monies will be overseen by Dr Jeanette Findlay of Glasgow University.
Copies of all monthly accounts will be made available to all members who subscribe or donate money to the site.
Everything starts getting real tomorrow.
Hail, Hail one and all.
I’m taking the wrapper off The Celtic Network Good Causes site until 17.00 GMT to give you all a look at how the site is progressing.
There is still far more to be done and added. Due to the interest shown so far I thought it would be a good idea to give you all a look.
Registration is still disabled as the finished site will have to be moved to its own secure server once complete. You can click on the gold stars to check out our social media.
All feed back good or bad will be appreciated, so please leave a comment on this post
You’ll find the site here http://thecelticnetworkgoodcauses.com/