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pjc

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  1. pjc

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    Class! Hope you are right, Joel
  2. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    So now that the summer is over, and the memory of the away double header in June is rapidly fading, I am going to bring the rubles collection to a close. As I have posted previously, I am overwhelmed, but not surprised by the tremendous generosity of the GAWA. The closing amount is BYN570 (or £222 at today's rates), a £20 voucher for Coast, Holywood (thanks Stuart), and two Minsk metro tokens! This is an amazing outcome, especially when you think that most contributions were posted to me, necessitating a lot of hassle for all of you. Over the next week, I intend to get these funds to my friend who will be back in Belarus in the coming months. I've seen the work that his charity does and it really does remind me that I am very well off and fortunate. These funds will be used to buy supplies, medicines and pay for facilities that wouldn't otherwise be available so will make a great difference to the beneficiaries out there. Sincere thanks to you all!
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    Belarus rubles

    Folks, Now that the summer is well progressed, or over depending on your positivity, I would like to make a final push at rounding up any remaining Belarus rubles that any of you have lying in a travel bag/top of cupboard/wherever. My friend Stanley was out in Belarus last week and I hope to post some pictures of the work he and his friends are doing to support people with MS in the country. It is a cause close to my heart as I was diagnosed with the condition in 2011. Thankfully, my symptoms are pretty benign and although it impacts on my mobility, it doesn't stop me doing too much - things I have to (work), things I want to (supporting OWC home and away). Ideally, we can get the total to over BYN600 which is just over £240. The running total is not too far away - well in excess of BYN550 and with Stuart's very generous restaurant voucher for Coast, Holywood to be added when auctioned. If you have any remaining rubles that you can contribute, stick a post up and I will arrange with you how to get them to me. Thanks again for your amazing response so far. I am genuinely overwhelmed by people's decency and generosity. Paul
  4. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    LOL! Deal - or at least I will buy you the value of it in pints, but only in Minsk...... Thank you for the kind words.
  5. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Folks, An update - as I expected, I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of you all. Today alone, I got BYN70 in the post and a restaurant voucher for raffling (thanks Stuart). Tremendous generosity and more to come. The running total is now over BYN300, which is around £120! This will pay for much needed support for MS sufferers in Belarus, and is (further) testimony to the enduring decency of the GAWA. Sincere thanks on behalf of the charity and the people who will ultimately benefit. Paul
  6. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    No, they replied but have a charity partner (not with any apparent connection to Belarus so not competition for the BYN rubles) already so didn't want to get involved. They were very positive and encouraging though so I suspect that any obstacle is corporate rather than logistical.
  7. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    I asked the IFA if they could help out but I drew a blank unfortunately. If you are willing to post them to me, that would be great. I'll PM you my details. Thanks in advance!
  8. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    @GlendaH thanks very much! I'll PM you
  9. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Cheers Stephen, many thanks!
  10. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Brilliant Joel, many thanks!
  11. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Cheers mate, that's great. I'll PM you now
  12. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    I'm going to run this past the IFA on Monday and will update the thread accordingly. I would suggest that Euros and most other currencies are different in that they can be used more widely and/or exchanged, but the BYN can't so there is literally nothing that can be done with them except spending them inside the country.
  13. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Cheers mate, PM sent.
  14. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Good idea @Ernie I'll see what they think
  15. pjc

    Belarus rubles

    Cheers mate. I'll talk to the IFA and keep the thread updated when I get an answer
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