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Thorpe Park with Trevor McDonald. Rides, cries and lost luggage Blog Discussion

This is a chat forum discussion on Martin's 'Thorpe Park with Trevor McDonald. Rides, cries and lost luggage' blog which you can read here.
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  • skylightskylight Forumite
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    I hope Chrissie gets things sorted. Is she going to keep Martin updated??????
  • sneekymumsneekymum Forumite
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    I hope you name and shame the bank.
    still raining
  • minimini Forumite
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    I don't understand, the benefits office pay if you can prove bank charges were because of benefit payments not being made, have issued the payments in my time & have known people more recently to claim back charges. Also the bank should be clued up to this, I know Natwest have in the past so the snowball doesn't grow.

    Glad the kids enjoyed the day :)

  • Next time you get free entry to a theme park and free repeat front seat rides; can I come please?
  • Smiley_MumSmiley_Mum Forumite
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    Really sorry to hear of Chrissie's plight with the BA. I hope that the situation gets resolved for her and her family.

    Lovely to hear about the kids and how much they enjoyed their trip to Thorpe Park. Good one!! :T

    Came across this info on the DWP website, perhaps Chrissie has already come across it though...
    “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde
  • Hi its Chrissie here, thankyou for your supportive comments. I did inform the benifit office and took all the proof asked for in fct on 3 different occasions s they asked for different items. I gave up eventually. More recently it happened and again I have taken in my statements and returned items letters and still have heard nothing, once again I took them to the office. I did inform my bank that a payment had not gone in but they never mentioned a refund. I find the whole banking system and debit payments and mistakes by the benifit office so hard to deal with, I just lose where I am at.

    I have recieved a letter from Abbey saying they are sending me the statements I have requested, Once I have them I will know the exact amount I have been charged. It would be brilliant to get some back as it would pay all I owe and have some left to get some help with my sons needs. Saving me having to go Bankrupt and feeling like a criminal but committed no crime.

    Thankyou to Martin and the team, we had a fantastic time, we all got totally soaked in the end, my kids thought you were all great and sorry for any bruises inflicked by my little darlings (Tim) Oh and 'eyore' has a proud place in our front room. Thankyou
  • ClaudieClaudie Forumite
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    Good luck Chrissie and welcome to the site.
    The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention ~ Anonymous
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    I'm sure Martin will have pointed you in the direction of his article on this Chrissie but for anyone reading this and missing the link in the blog it can be found here.

    Also the discussion thread with lots of success stories is here.

    Get those guys behind you Chrissie and don't give up :)
  • SystemSystem Community Admin
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    Hi Chrissie, not much to add really but i just wanted to say hello and welcome to the site.
  • bookworm1363bookworm1363 Forumite
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    Hi, Chrissie, we met at Thorpe Park over lunch. Sorry we didn't meet again, by the time Martin arrived and filming got done, the park was shut, and my lot had been waiting in the car for a while!!!

    You still have my tel. no if you want to make contact or talk about other issues... Hope you get results with the petition too.

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