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[Nominations closed] Payback Charity Nominations - December 2018

Started by: t_will
On: 07/11/2018 | 17:04
Replies: 343

by: wills_mum
on: 08/11/2018 | 14:55
Hi.. you are correct and we are completely open about this on everything. Please feel free to vote for Oxford Hospitals Charity as William's Fund will be the beneficiary either way, We have been at Oxford for over 18 years and are the longest standing contributor. Despite being under their charity umbrella we are completely independent and have no help from them. Please see our website for details. Thank you
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by: zahra_javid
on: 08/11/2018 | 15:44 edited: 08/11/2018 | 17:17

My nomination goes to Ummah Welfare Trust


Edited As @t_will mentioned thread is for nominations not votes.  Votes will come later

Message 22 of 344
by: natty_noo
on: 08/11/2018 | 16:28
+1 for @magspider 's charity, Maggie's Cancer Centres are more than worthy of all donations.
Message 23 of 344
by: janny27
on: 08/11/2018 | 16:33

MS society please.

Message 24 of 344
by: bluemoonbaz
on: 08/11/2018 | 17:02

My choice would be guidedogs

i think it would be amazing way to use giffgaff charity money, giving someone a guide dog 

  • Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind
  • 180,000 people with sight loss rarely leave home alone
  • Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss. By 2050, there could be nearly four million
  • We rely on donations to continue our life-changing work. Every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss

    We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

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Message 25 of 344
by: t_will
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on: 08/11/2018 | 17:06

@jaymailsays wrote:

Thanks for the mention @t_will


The Payback selection window won't close until next month?


Unless I have misunderstood the voting procedures, the votes on this thread would be counted and the two charities with the highest eligible votes win. In effect a self determining result, without the need for deliberation.


You are right that the results need to be announced before the payback window closes. For many, their support will depend on who eventually wins this poll.


Perhaps a later target date could be agreed for concluding the vote and the subsequent counting of the votes.

Ah, yeah, a little wrinkle there - this thread is for nominations, which happen before votes. The top five of this thread then get put to a vote, which is conducted through a web app that's sent to members by email. From that much wider audience, it's the top two of that vote that get the matched funds - and it takes some time to construct all of that in between (for example, we send out five different emails for the votes to ensure no one charity is featured with any greater prominence than any other).


@magspider wrote:


@t_will and all those nominating Will's Fund.


This is not a registered charity. The associated charity is the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds (Register 1057295), making it the eligible nominee.


 Thanks for the flag - I'll make sure we're tracking this correctly.

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Message 26 of 344
by: jaymailsays
on: 08/11/2018 | 17:36

@t_will ah right. 


So the two winning charities won't necessarily be known at time of making payback choice?

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Message 27 of 344
by: bobrobinson
on: 08/11/2018 | 17:51

I would love to nominate William"s fund please 

All the best Bob

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Message 28 of 344
by: tillymcl
on: 08/11/2018 | 19:00

I nominate Pancreatic Cancer Action. 

I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer, 7 weeks after he was diagnosed. 😢  We now realise (too late) that he had symptoms a year beforehand but doctors didn’t know what to look for and had no way to test for it.  Turns out that whilst other cancers have received huge injections of research cash and become way more survivable, pancreatic cancer has not.  Funding and shockingly low survival rates haven’t changed for pancreatic cancer in over 40 years 😱 

I nominate Pancreatic Cancer Action because they are a small charity who do some really fantastic things to give people a chance of earlier diagnosis and a better chance of surviving. They’re a bit like GiffGaff - They are great fun to follow and support and they do cool stuff that makes a big difference.   If GiffGaff members donate they could be proud to be part of a GiffGaff-TeamPCA.  It will be so worth it! 🤗

Message 29 of 344
by: jfh
on: 08/11/2018 | 19:25

British Lung Foundation is my nomination 


ive had chest conditions all my life. This charity promotes research into lung diseases of all kinds  and supports those who suffer with lung conditions. 



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