O-M-G! I can’t believe it!
You have reacted beautifully to my post from last night. No sooner had I posted, and the top-ups came pouring in. We have made it!!!
And confession: I got my calculations wrong last night (not an accountant, as I said…) and had not taken all deductions into account when I suggested that we were only €100 off the mark 😬. Massive apologies. However, the additional 31 contributions to the tune of €550 did the trick, not even counting my future “even number top-up”. We have most definitely breached the €5,000 mark. (And if the donations hadn’t done it, I would’ve paid up myself.)
Anyway, you are absolutely amazing!
I can’t thank you enough. As it stands, all funds from eBay and Etsy have already arrived in my account. I have initiated the transfer of monies from Paypal and expect the money to be in my account on Monday. That means that I am planning to make our final donation to LOROS via muchloved on Richard’s birthday, fingers crossed. The projected final proceeds at this moment (11am, Friday morning) are in excess of €5,100. What a fitting sum, considering that Richard will be turning 51! 😉 Also, I have heard that (some of) the UK-based fans have been very clever and have donated directly – which means that their donations will accrue the UK government gift aid. That is extra money – for free – for the charity, and so donating directly makes a lot of sense. Thank you to those donors, also!
As promised, I will conduct the raffle for the mini RAPS and the RAngel among the money donors. I am planning to do so on Sunday. So tune in then.
Final accounts will be made public on Monday when I have transferred the donation. I will notify you here once our donation has been made.
I also would like to say that I have read all your messages via Paypal, Twitter, comments and apologise for not having been able to acknowledge receipt. There are simply too many to reply to everyone via platforms or via e-mail. Please forgive me for that. But once again thank you to all donors – as well as all contributors, bidders and supporters. I did not think we’d reach this far, but you have proven once again that there is simply no predicting how our fundraisers turn out. It is hugely appreciated. Much love and gratitude to all! ❤️