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Taffy 1967, Tmf Donations, Funeral Wreath.

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#1 Shifty


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:49 PM

I'm sure everyones as shocked as we are at the news of Taffys recent death, he was a much loved member of the forum and will be dearly missed(I don't think I'll be able to look at a photo of a wiper motor park switch without thinking of him!!)

Funeral details are sparse at the moment, it does seem that he requested a mini procession at the funeral.

Its all happened so suddenly and has caught us all by surprise.

So it only seems fitting that as a forum we should do something as a mark of respect for a true enthusiast.

With this in mind I'd like to set up a fund to collect donations and perhaps send a wreath to the funeral or make a donation to a charity in his name. This obviously depends on the familys wishes.

So who's up for donating some money to get us started, also any ideas of tributes for him

Sean(on behalf of the forum team)

Edited by Verns Playmate, 25 June 2010 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

I'll willingly donate Shifty. His knowledge has helped me out on a few occasions. I think to start with either flowers/wreath for the funeral or a donation to a charity chosen by his wife would be a good start. Maybe then we could set up a fund in his name to give to a chosen charity each year.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:06 PM

Thats a brilliant idea shifty.. Am i right to think you only need an email adress for paypal?
Im not to clever with this modern tech stuff.

An idea i had was to have a collection at Knebworth next weekend.. What do you think ?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

Great idea i get paid wednesday so i will send a donation along :(

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

for all those who wish to donate at shows , each TMF stand will have a collection bucket!



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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:26 PM

I'll deffo donate something later on today

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

I'l donate some money once i get the funding in my paypal at the end of the month.

Something personal that i would like added though. I have a copy of SGT Pepper which was actually one of the main things that brought me and Taffy together. Its an original copy of the vinyl and Taffy being a huge Beatles fan taught me all there was to know about the Beatles and the grading of vinyl's, their value, etc. Maybe it can be on display in one of the Mini's at his funeral, or anywhere that his family find fit for it?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:00 PM

I'm down for sending a donation Sean! We get paid on the first....if you are in constant contact with Martin I can throw an extra tenner in along with the funds I was going to send Martin, then he can just give you the tenner from me for Taffy. Did you get all that? :)

Taffy was like a permanent fixture around TMF......it's the least I could do.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Respect to friends and family.Thanks Craig i spotted your kind post on F.Book first .Your record gift should be given to his family.If there is a post AD. i will send cash in the post.I have lost a few of best friends in last few years younger than me.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:32 PM

im at home at the moment, as soon as i get back to uni i will donate some money for this! i wish we could only do more to honour him!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

Link updated, hopefully should work for all now - please let us know if not!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:40 PM

Just donated. Link works fine now.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

i still carnt belive it...how long will the donating go on for im absolutly skint at the moment, but would love to help out :)

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

We do need to get as much money as possible, as soon as possible for the wreath. The funeral will probably be in the next couple of weeks. Before this we'll need to get the wreath made as well.

Time is a bit of a factor really.

Any money left over will be donated to charity.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Donation made...well done Shifty for organising this. Please let me know when the funeral is and I'll try and organise a group of minis to attend. I'm guessing Wales e venue?

Anyone in the southeast want to contact me re a trip to Taffy's funeral. Nothing definite yet as the family will have to be consulted. However, I understand that they have requested a procession of minis.

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