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CDP
07-02-2009, 12:26
Archive Funding Appeal

With plans regarding the Archive coming together, we would welcome any amount from anyone interested in this project - doesn't matter how small or large. It should be pointed out that the Airfield Research Group is a not-for-profit organisation. Donations will be used for the sole purpose of administering the acquisition of the premises and their refurbishment and equipping.

Please help with this worthwhile and exciting project by parting with a few pounds. It will be of benefit to all.

Cheques should be made payable to Airfield Research Group and sent to Company Secretary Richard Flagg at the following address:

Richard Flagg (Secretary)
47 Low Street
Hoxne
Suffolk
IP21 5AS

Donations are preferred by Cheque.

If possible, please send cheques by Recorded Delivery. Do not send cash through the post!

Donations from outside the UK are very welcome but for the time being, please make them in Sterling.

You can also donate online by clicking this link and following the instructions;
http://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/appeals.html

DONATING PHYSICAL ITEMS TO THE ARCHIVE

Any items that can be posted, please do so to the above address along with a covering letter so we can carefully catalogue your donation.

If you have anything to big to post, please contact us using aix@theairfieldarchive.org.uk and we will reply to you to make arrangements for collection or dropping off at the ARG Archive.

Many thanks in advance

NJR
12-02-2011, 19:12
URGENT APPEAL

The archive is now in the process of being properly sorted and indexed, ARG have purchased 50 special archive boxes which have all been filled and filed, we will need more very soon.

In addition we have an opportunity to purchase some valuable and rare Home Office books for the archive.

We have also been very fortunate in securing a large archive about RAF Pembrey, this has been donated by the daughter of a researcher who has passed away. This archive is huge and consists of many original documents, plans, photos etc TNA and RAFM were also after this. It will also need sorting and storing in boxes.

WE now need to raise an initial sum to purchase the books and additional storage boxes. We are slowly setting up a funding and marketing strategy which will bring in funds at a steady rate, however the books are too good to pass up and the Pembrey archive needs to be stored. Once the archive is fully sorted and indexed it can be made available.

The idea of pledging an amount of money in support has been raised before on here and I'm hopeful that this appeal will be supported by as many people as possible.

Details of ways to send donations can be found here
http://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/appeals.html

I therefore pledge 20 towards this appeal and hope many more will follow.

NJR

Hawkeye001
12-02-2011, 19:15
I also pledge 20 to the appeal as well.

HawkEye001

kebecker
12-02-2011, 20:15
remind us of how to get the funds to AIX, sure I read something about payal or similar

ianbache
12-02-2011, 20:26
I also will pledge 20 , just need to know how to do it
Regards Ian

NJR
12-02-2011, 20:49
Cheque made to AiX ARG Archive Ltd and sent to Richard Flagg at 47 Low Street, Hoxne, Suffolk, IP21 5AS.

Paypal; details to be added shortly

ianbache
12-02-2011, 21:00
Cheque made to AiX ARG Archive Ltd and sent to Richard Flagg at 47 Low Street, Hoxne, Suffolk, P215AS.

Paypal; details to be added shortly

Cheers, its on its way
Regards Ian

Richard Flagg
12-02-2011, 21:23
I will also be putting 20 in the pot.

I will put the paypal details up in the next day or so, watch this space.

airfields man
12-02-2011, 22:09
20 is on it's way first post Monday morning. :grin: What's five pints of Guinness among friends?? Oooer :sad: Only joking !! Only joking !! Only joking !! Only joking !! Only jo...... Well I've signed the cheque now.... Damn !!

PETERTHEEATER
13-02-2011, 05:55
My cheque is signed and will be sent this week when I get to the Post Office.

Peter Kirk
13-02-2011, 11:23
Me too. Will have to wait for Paypal as I used our last cheque to pay English Heritage. Or wait for new chequebook to arrive!

tigger
14-02-2011, 12:10
20 from me in the post tomorrow morning

Dave Smith
14-02-2011, 13:17
I'll wait for PayPal!

cbrjock
14-02-2011, 13:43
Count me in Noel.

Done via paypal Noel, all the best, Pete

Chris Lowe
14-02-2011, 13:45
Count me in as well.

hydealfred
14-02-2011, 14:16
20 will be on its way from me via Pay Pal

NJR
14-02-2011, 14:39
Thanks for all the support from everyone and keep it coming!!

The paypal is set up and can be accessed via the following page on the ARG website. Note, anyone can use this not just ARG members. There is also a picture of some of the sorted archive boxes and cabinet.

http://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/appeals.html

Carnaby
14-02-2011, 15:01
The paypal is set up...
It is - and it works; 20 sent. (I would have liked to add a small amount to cover Paypal charges, but it seemed limited to 5 / 20 / 50, and sadly the extra 30 was more than I was prepared to pay :wink:)

Graham

AiXAdmin
14-02-2011, 15:17
but it seemed limited to 5 / 20 / 50, and sadly the extra 30 was more than I was prepared to pay :wink:
Not any more... :wink:

Dave Smith
14-02-2011, 16:11
A coupla bob now on way via PP.
20 actually, in case anyone takes that literally ( not that a coupla bob will mean anything to younger forumites!)

Hawkeye001
14-02-2011, 16:52
Mine has been paid via paypal.

And thank you to all who donate for this.

HawkEye001

canberra
14-02-2011, 17:21
Sometime in the next fortnight 20 in used notes will be in the post, no questions asked and you havent seen me right?

By the way can someone explain why your having to buy stuff from the Home Office??? And they say all the crooks are behind bars!!!

Paul Francis
14-02-2011, 17:34
No Canberra, these are ancient HMSO docs, that are owned by a book shop! Cheers everyone so far!

Peter Kirk
14-02-2011, 19:48
I got confused with the Paypal bit having to buy a donation! Seems the Paypal method is popular though.

How does one use BACS though? I assume it is to do with internet banking, which I won't use since a couple of friends had money mysteriously transfered to another account.

Alex Brown
15-02-2011, 18:56
Can someone let me know the email address of the AIX Paypal account please?
That way I can send a personal payment from cleared funds in my account. I have no intention of letting Paypal rob any more fees from me than they already do at the moment!

Hawkeye001
15-02-2011, 19:28
Alex there is a link on page 2 post #16 by Noel and this is what you need mate.

Regards,

HawkEye001

Richard Flagg
15-02-2011, 19:53
Alex, the address is;
aix@theairfieldarchive.org.uk

Cheers

Richard

Alex Brown
16-02-2011, 01:18
Alex, the address is;
aix@theairfieldarchive.org.uk

Cheers

Richard

Thanks Richard.

Hal_Chase
17-02-2011, 11:31
Just flipped you some cash via BACS :wink:

Paul Francis
17-02-2011, 13:54
Thank you very much indeed to everyone thus far.

Peter Kirk
17-02-2011, 13:56
Will you be able to give an update on how needs to be raised at some point?

(typed whilst at LUNCH :) )

NJR
17-02-2011, 20:04
Will you be able to give an update on how needs to be raised at some point?

(typed whilst at LUNCH :) )

I take it you mean how much?

To purchase the books and obtain more boxes for both the existing ARG AiX archives and the newly acquired Pembrey archive, we need 650. Thanks to the generosity of all who have helped so far we are about half way there.

Peter Kirk
18-02-2011, 13:57
Yes indeed - brain is ahead of my typing speed :)

NJR
21-02-2011, 20:52
Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far.

Bomber
21-02-2011, 23:02
Rich i will put you a cheqe in the post .

Richard Flagg
22-02-2011, 00:32
Thanks Bomber, and a big thankyou to everyone who has chipped in and helped this far, it really is greatly appreciated by us all.

NJR
21-03-2011, 21:20
Just an update, your kind donations along with a grant from RAFHS has allowed ARG to secure the Pembrey archive and purchase some very rare HMSO books which will really compliment the archive. In addition a large number of specialist archive boxes can now be purchased.

This has been a major turning point for the ARG archive and a lot of work has been put in by Paul Francis in sorting, indexing and filling the initial 50 boxes - I suspect he has much more to do now though!

Once again thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Cheers

Noel

PETERTHEEATER
22-03-2011, 05:43
Is the Pembrey archive all airfield related or does it include the ROF?

Paul Francis
22-03-2011, 13:15
99% to do with the airfield / range

PETERTHEEATER
24-03-2011, 06:30
Thanks Paul, I have ROF plans but aligning them with today's terrain is proving difficult.

Geraint
12-08-2012, 20:10
i HAVE JUST PUT IN 20.00 VIA PAYPAL YOU CAN PAY AS A GUEST IF YOU CAN TREMEMBER YOUR POASSWORD

Richard Flagg
15-08-2012, 07:59
Hi Geraint

Many thanks for your generous donation. I belive Noel Ryan has emailed you as well.

Welcome to AiX as well

Richard

Paul Francis
28-09-2012, 17:47
Thank you Geraint

Paul Francis
22-01-2013, 16:22
Another bump. Our next requirement is funding for another 50 archive boxes.

SteveS
01-02-2013, 18:23
My company had offered an advertisement proposal to the forum, which was rejected, deciding to remain with these rolling "Ad Choices" banners at top and bottom of the forum, which I cannot imagine return anything at all. If the group is after funds.....

Steve

Alex Brown
03-02-2013, 12:56
My company had offered an advertisement proposal to the forum, which was rejected, deciding to remain with these rolling "Ad Choices" banners at top and bottom of the forum, which I cannot imagine return anything at all. If the group is after funds.....

Steve

Steve I can't give you the exact figures as I don't have them, but I can tell you that the income from the "Adsense" banners is considerably more than the full ratecard prices that you would have been quoted when you inquired.

The "rolling banners" may not be perfect but they are often surprisingly relevant, and as such they represent the best value advertising solution for the group at this time.

SteveS
03-02-2013, 15:02
Having spoken to Noel, I believe the income from them is decent, but in terms of advertising for companies the leader-board rates offered are not representative of the likely returns, which for the vast majority of companies, will likely be nothing. Therefore if you intend to attract companies to advertise you will have to consider they are doing so, not because it's a great advertising opportunity, but because the directors/partners have a soft spot for the forum/group/preservation of airfields etc. When a company such as this shows an interest in taking the leader-board, which is frankly over-priced compared to what can bought on yell.com or Yahoo Local, then a flat "No thanks" is probably not the best way to go, considered the group needs funds.

From what I understand from Noel, no-one will match the current amounts made by the Adsense banner. Therefore, it wouldn't make sense to replace the Adsense banner with another company's banner. If the two banners were to be run side-by-side, then it makes no sense to reject a genuine offer to advertise, given there are no other advertisers on the forum.

I did mention some f.o.c. advertising in the magazine as I'd provided two articles which have already been published elsewhere, but no-one seemed that interested in that either.

Steve

netcompsys
03-02-2013, 15:47
Donations are preferred by Cheque.

Is there no online/electronic means of making a donation?

kevin

tigger
03-02-2013, 18:05
Is there no online/electronic means of making a donation?

kevin

Yes, see the link in the first post of this thread.

Alex Brown
03-02-2013, 21:26
Having spoken to Noel, I believe the income from them is decent, but in terms of advertising for companies the leader-board rates offered are not representative of the likely returns, which for the vast majority of companies, will likely be nothing. Therefore if you intend to attract companies to advertise you will have to consider they are doing so, not because it's a great advertising opportunity, but because the directors/partners have a soft spot for the forum/group/preservation of airfields etc. When a company such as this shows an interest in taking the leader-board, which is frankly over-priced compared to what can bought on yell.com or Yahoo Local, then a flat "No thanks" is probably not the best way to go, considered the group needs funds.

From what I understand from Noel, no-one will match the current amounts made by the Adsense banner. Therefore, it wouldn't make sense to replace the Adsense banner with another company's banner. If the two banners were to be run side-by-side, then it makes no sense to reject a genuine offer to advertise, given there are no other advertisers on the forum.

I did mention some f.o.c. advertising in the magazine as I'd provided two articles which have already been published elsewhere, but no-one seemed that interested in that either.

Steve

Having been given all the available information, I fully support your bid for a banner in conjunction with the Adsense boxes and hope that the other trustees and directors will do the same.

SteveS
03-02-2013, 22:09
You guys have my email address once you've all made your final decision!

Cheers
Steve

netcompsys
04-02-2013, 09:49
Originally Posted by netcompsys

Is there no online/electronic means of making a donation?

kevin
Yes, see the link in the first post of this thread.

When you click through, it identifies itself as "ARG Appeals" & "Pembrey Archives"

Is this the same thing as this appeal or is it for something different?

kevin

Paul Francis
04-02-2013, 09:55
Kevin, the title just needs updating from Pembrey Archives to just ARG Archive

Paul Francis
08-03-2013, 23:01
We are seeking funding to buy copies of the HMSO civil series of official history books, of which there are many published between the early 1950s and the mid-1960s. We already have several but want to add to the collection.

Hal_Chase
13-03-2013, 12:51
Just donated 50.00 to the 00861026 account :wink:

Hope that was the right place to send it to....

Paul Francis
13-03-2013, 19:11
No idea about the right place, but thanks very much Hal, i note that this is one of several from your good self so thank you very much indeed!

Richard Flagg
13-03-2013, 19:16
Yes it is the rigth account, many thanks Hal, really appreciated.

Rich

Paul Francis
14-04-2013, 22:05
We would like to raise around 250 for another 50 archive boxes (which will make a total of 200), these are required, so that we can store and organise photos and other paper data sheets of another 50 or so airfields.

NJR
26-04-2013, 20:42
I will pledge 20 towards this, 230 to go, anyone else like to help?

Hal_Chase
26-04-2013, 22:42
I will pledge 20 towards this, 230 to go, anyone else like to help?

Yep....I'll spot you another 20 :wink:

210 to go...

Chris Lowe
26-04-2013, 22:54
I'll do 20 as well so thats 190 to go.

Richard Flagg
30-04-2013, 22:51
I'm setting up a standing order monthly to ARG now.

Paul Francis
01-05-2013, 14:41
Thanks chaps so far that is a great start.

Hal_Chase
07-05-2013, 12:44
Just got around to actually sending my 20.....went via Bank Transfer to
00861026 :)