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December 2018 Charity Payback voting (winners announced)

Started by: t_will
On: 05/12/2018 | 11:33
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by: t_will
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on: 05/12/2018 | 11:33 edited: 19/12/2018 | 19:47

Hi everyone, thank you for all your votes. We've now tallied all of the votes that members have made for the Payback charity - this year we had over twelve thousand members vote for which charity should benefit, and I'm happy to say that your top two charities, sharing 65% of the member vote, are:

Guide Dogs

and

Alzheimer's Society

 

Quick note: these are charities for member's Payback donation only. We'll be announcing a separate charity to make a donation to after our December 6th issues. If you're looking for that charity, please keep an eye on Ash's thread early next week.

 

Payback selection is closed now, and thank you to all the members who chose to donate their Payback to charity. If you're taking your Payback as cash or credit instead, then you can make a donation through the JustGiving pages that we've set up, as follows:

 

 

 

To donate to Guide Dogs, you can:

Make a direct donation on their website

Visit the Payback JustGiving page to donate by card

Text GGGD96 £2 to 70070 (you can change the amount to £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to donate from your airtime credit

 

To donate to Alzheimer's Society, you can:

Make a direct donation on their website

Visit the Payback JustGiving page to donate by card

Text GGAS96 £2 to 70070 (you can change the amount to £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to donate from your airtime credit

 

To donate to Adoption UK, you can:

Make a direct donation on their website

Visit the Payback JustGiving page to donate by card

Text GGAU96 £2 to 70070 (you can change the amount to £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to donate from your airtime credit

 

To donate to Maggie's Centres, you can:

Make a direct donation on their website

Visit the Payback JustGiving page to donate by card

Text GGMC96 £2 to 70070 (you can change the amount to £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to donate from your airtime credit

 

To donate to William's Fund, you can:

 Make a direct donation on their website

William's Fund is not on JustGiving, but we have set up a JustGiving page for their parent charity, Oxford Hospitals Charity, to donate by card

Text GGOH96 £2 to 70070 (you can change the amount to £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to donate from your airtime credit to Oxford Hospitals Charity

 

 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! Smiley Happy

 

 

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Hi everyone, thank you very much for all your nominations for the charity Payback vote this December. We've now been able to finalise the top five charities picked by the community, to go to a vote from all Payback earners. We're just putting the finishing touches on the email that we'll be sending round for the vote and you should start seeing them in your inbox from today.

 

I'm happy to say that the confirmed charities in the running this time around, as nominated by you, are:

 

  • Adoption UK
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Guide Dogs
  • Maggie's Centres
  • William's Fund (for Oxford Hospitals Charity)

 

We had over 150 causes nominated this time around, from causes that are near and dear to your hearts. We've asked members who nominated these charities to talk about why they nominated in each email, and I'm sure that with the stories you had to tell about the good member donations can do, people will be able to choose wisely

 

Starting today - Wednesday, December 5th - we'll be sending an email round to every member with Payback points, inviting them to vote on giffgaff.com. Keep an eye out on your inbox, as the link in that email is the only way that you can cast your vote. As usual, we'll only be sending one voting email per email address, but if you need another for another account, please ask by Sunday 9th and we'll include you in a second email run early next week.

 

After a full week of voting, the vote will close at 23:59 on December 11th, and the top two charities at that point will be our winners. We'll announce who they are very soon after, so you've got plenty of time to choose charity donation before Payback selection closes on December 16th. The total of Payback that members donate will be split between those two charities and matched by us. If you'd like to choose Payback as your option, you can do it on your Payback selection page.

 

We'll have a full Payback timings thread up later today as well to make sure you all know what's what.

 

Thanks again for all your nominations, and your support in making sure our final five were chosen. Keep an eye on your email for your vote!

 

Will

 

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Message 1 of 74
by: thetypist
on: 05/12/2018 | 11:42
thanks for the info on this.
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by: team_leader
on: 05/12/2018 | 12:09

Thanks @t_will 

 

Received email and just voted ☺ 

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by: bobrobinson
on: 05/12/2018 | 12:27

Thanks @t_will

Iv had the email and iv voted  Smiley Happy

Theres some great charitys to choose and all worthy in every respect.

But one realy got to me and is realy close to my heart.

Thanks for all your hard work in organising this great event.

And all the best gaffers in choosing the one you want to win.

Take care everyone 

All my very best to you all

BobSmiley Happy

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by: clikasarus
on: 05/12/2018 | 12:31
Thanks @t_will for the update just got email and voted 👍🏻
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by: harrybeau
on: 05/12/2018 | 13:00

Some good choices, will have to have athink about my choice.

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by: leshin
on: 05/12/2018 | 14:21
Will do it now
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by: shabazmoqsud
on: 05/12/2018 | 14:30

@t_will got the email and made my choice 

Gave my vote to Williams fund

 

All to choices are wonderful causes

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by: kathleen414
on: 05/12/2018 | 14:39

Hiya Will @t_will

Thanks for the update and good luck to all the nominatated charities 

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by: ujo55
on: 05/12/2018 | 15:28
All good Will, e-mail received safely and voted!
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