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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 15th Sep 17, 5:52 PM
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    Fundraising a huge sum of money - help
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    • 15th Sep 17, 5:52 PM
    Fundraising a huge sum of money - help 15th Sep 17 at 5:52 PM
    A family friend has suffered from a catastrophic life event that has seen her severely disabled son live in hospital for a year, 8 months of those he has been considered "bed blocking".

    Their house needs £60K worth of work done to allow her son to come home from the hospital. The maximum government grant for this is £30K and it's all been agreed that her son will get this grant. Social services won't carry out any of the work until the other £30K is raised.

    We have various plans under way; sponsored events, raffles, he has a gofundme page and we're looking at a Facebook and Twitter account.

    How do we make sure we do all this legally? Do we need a special bank account?

    It's not a charity as it will only benefit this family.

    We are based in Scotland
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 16th Sep 17, 12:53 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:53 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:53 AM
    I'd say you don't NEED a special bank account, but personally I think that would make life much simpler. If I wanted to write you a cheque, for example, and you said "oh just make it out to me and I'll pass it on", the cheque would likely be smaller than if you said "it's for the Friends of Fred" account.

    I don't know how easy it is these days to open accounts with an 'odd' name like that. I know DH had several 'house' bank accounts in his student days, so the account would be called by the house's address. They were just the same as personal accounts.
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 22nd Sep 17, 1:54 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 1:54 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 1:54 PM
    Get in touch with BBCs DIY SOS and see if Nick and his team can help out in some way

    • Mupette
    • By Mupette 27th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
    I'm fund raising myself, and we just use a savings account to store the money.

    £28,500 raised (inc remortgage of house) £12k to go.

    Just been interested in a firewalk about £1500 to pay for, but if you can get 100 to do it, break it down per person £15 + sponsorship.

    Good luck its frustrating and painfully slow. But Nov 18 I have my date for HSCT I have no rich friends or family so understand the frustration, but also keep in mind of being crystal clear at all times whoever is looking after the money

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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 5th Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:06 AM
    Get in touch with BBCs DIY SOS and see if Nick and his team can help out in some way
    Originally posted by cally6008
    We have an application in but it's going nowhere fast. He's desperate to come home, it's heartbreaking!
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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 5th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
    I'm fund raising myself, and we just use a savings account to store the money.

    £28,500 raised (inc remortgage of house) £12k to go.

    Just been interested in a firewalk about £1500 to pay for, but if you can get 100 to do it, break it down per person £15 + sponsorship.

    Good luck its frustrating and painfully slow. But Nov 18 I have my date for HSCT I have no rich friends or family so understand the frustration, but also keep in mind of being crystal clear at all times whoever is looking after the money
    Originally posted by Mupette
    I like this idea, the lad in question can't walk and most of his friends are in a similar position but it's something I've not thought of, you're encouraging me to think big!
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