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Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:26 PM

well done indeed my friend , a great achievement
When I said lower the frequency , I didn't mean only on christmas and birthdays, blue moons Preston Guilds


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:25 PM

Well done! This sort of thing is what makes BC special :drinks:

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

A little message from my local CRUK Fundraising manager

"At Cancer Research UK we believe that innovation is essential for success. Whether it is our researchers, scientists or our fundraisers, we know that looking for new ways of doing things and by embracing technology we can speed up progress to beat cancer sooner.

The Bass Relay has inspired us at Cancer Research UK because a brilliant sum, £2,300 and counting, has been raised through supporters all over the country who have worked together as a virtual group united through Basschat. This virtual way of fundraising is relatively new and you’ve given us a glimpse of the future and the way that online groups could impact our work.

We are so grateful for everyone’s support with the Bass Relay because every pound raised will mean a step closer to the day when all cancers are cured. And there are all sorts of ways that your fundraising could help…

For example, the sum you’ve raised is more than half the money needed to help us to buy a clever machine that can make 80,000 copies of DNA in just one second, like a turbo-charged genetic photocopier! If you want to understand what makes a cancer cell tick you need to get your hands on the cell’s DNA- and lots of it. Scientists can use these machines to scrutinise individual sets of instructions in the DNA to work out which errors in the code lead to cancer – helping to diagnose patients sooner, saving more lives.

Thank you so much to everyone at Basschat who helped to make the Bass Relay such a fundraising success. One day we will beat cancer, thank you for helping to make that day sooner.



Best wishes,

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

View PostJimryan, on 26 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

A little message from my local CRUK Fundraising manager

"At Cancer Research UK we believe that innovation is essential for success. Whether it is our researchers, scientists or our fundraisers, we know that looking for new ways of doing things and by embracing technology we can speed up progress to beat cancer sooner.

The Bass Relay has inspired us at Cancer Research UK because a brilliant sum, £2,300 and counting, has been raised through supporters all over the country who have worked together as a virtual group united through Basschat. This virtual way of fundraising is relatively new and you've given us a glimpse of the future and the way that online groups could impact our work.

We are so grateful for everyone's support with the Bass Relay because every pound raised will mean a step closer to the day when all cancers are cured. And there are all sorts of ways that your fundraising could help…

For example, the sum you've raised is more than half the money needed to help us to buy a clever machine that can make 80,000 copies of DNA in just one second, like a turbo-charged genetic photocopier! If you want to understand what makes a cancer cell tick you need to get your hands on the cell's DNA- and lots of it. Scientists can use these machines to scrutinise individual sets of instructions in the DNA to work out which errors in the code lead to cancer – helping to diagnose patients sooner, saving more lives.

Thank you so much to everyone at Basschat who helped to make the Bass Relay such a fundraising success. One day we will beat cancer, thank you for helping to make that day sooner.



Best wishes,

Hayley"

Brilliant!!!

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:57 PM

Quality response to a great idea
When I said lower the frequency , I didn't mean only on christmas and birthdays, blue moons Preston Guilds


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

View PostJimryan, on 26 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

A little message from my local CRUK Fundraising manager

"At Cancer Research UK we believe that innovation is essential for success. Whether it is our researchers, scientists or our fundraisers, we know that looking for new ways of doing things and by embracing technology we can speed up progress to beat cancer sooner.

The Bass Relay has inspired us at Cancer Research UK because a brilliant sum, £2,300 and counting, has been raised through supporters all over the country who have worked together as a virtual group united through Basschat. This virtual way of fundraising is relatively new and you've given us a glimpse of the future and the way that online groups could impact our work.

We are so grateful for everyone's support with the Bass Relay because every pound raised will mean a step closer to the day when all cancers are cured. And there are all sorts of ways that your fundraising could help…

For example, the sum you've raised is more than half the money needed to help us to buy a clever machine that can make 80,000 copies of DNA in just one second, like a turbo-charged genetic photocopier! If you want to understand what makes a cancer cell tick you need to get your hands on the cell's DNA- and lots of it. Scientists can use these machines to scrutinise individual sets of instructions in the DNA to work out which errors in the code lead to cancer – helping to diagnose patients sooner, saving more lives.

Thank you so much to everyone at Basschat who helped to make the Bass Relay such a fundraising success. One day we will beat cancer, thank you for helping to make that day sooner.



Best wishes,

Hayley"

Fantastic!

It's really good to know that the money goes to something really useful, like the DNA copier thing.

You've put a lot of effort into this, James, and the rewards are there to be seen. You've raised loads of money, and I think that BC as a whole is proud of that.

Perhaps someday in the future, people will be able to shrug-off a cancer diagnosis as "no big thing".

Well done :)
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:16 PM

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Fantastic!

It's really good to know that the money goes to something really useful, like the DNA copier thing.

You've put a lot of effort into this, James, and the rewards are there to be seen. You've raised loads of money, and I think that BC as a whole is proud of that.

Perhaps someday in the future, people will be able to shrug-off a cancer diagnosis as "no big thing".

Well done :)

They are really useful!!! One of ours broke this week and it'll take a few weeks to get it back. We have two more, but we're all panicking, that's how cool they are! :lol:

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:42 PM

View Postmcnach, on 26 February 2015 - 09:16 PM, said:

They are really useful!!! One of ours broke this week and it'll take a few weeks to get it back. We have two more, but we're all panicking, that's how cool they are! :lol:

I knew you'd be along to describe the significance of the machine :D It sounds cool. I want one, but for cookies.
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:23 AM

View PostMiltyG565, on 26 February 2015 - 09:42 PM, said:

I knew you'd be along to describe the significance of the machine :D It sounds cool. I want one, but for cookies.


hmmmm, DNA cookies... extra magnesium chloride for those if you like them savoury :P

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:20 AM

Mornin all,

On Saturday I met up with Steve in Romsey for the final handover. We sat down and had a little chat (he's a lovely guy), did the handover and went our separate ways. The bass is now back at mine and one night this week I'll count up how much is in the collection pots and donate the total. When I get a chance (and if there's enough interest), I'll scan/type up the travel log, print them and have them binded and send them out to anyone that wants them for a small donation to cover costs.

Thank you once again for everyone that has helped out with this project, getting it up and running and seeing it this far...

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:21 PM

Great to meet you mate, thank you for raising so much for such a great universal cause that must have affected everyone here at some point in their lives. Next time we meet, my round!

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:27 PM

Great work Jim, actually inspiring that such a simple idea has made such a difference....

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

Yep, an absolutely brilliant idea, and I couldn't be more proud to have been a part of it :) Well done to Jim and all involved! This is gonna take some beating!!

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:36 AM

How many people participated in the end?
It doesn't matter how bad you are, if you enjoy it stick at it. There will always be a couple people who are worse than you and somebody will be making money from them.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

There is a tee shirt signed by everyone that took part so it shouldn't be too difficult to work out.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:26 AM

I'll get the shirt out over the weekend and have a count up.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:12 AM

View PostJimryan, on 15 August 2015 - 09:26 AM, said:

I'll get the shirt out over the weekend and have a count up.

How about a wee photo of the shirt & the now resting adventurer?

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay with this...

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I'll add them to FB and Instagram for people to tag and share if they wish.
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

It's also just occurred to me, I never got round to posting the thank you letter we all got. Sorry guys...

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for the pictures James, great memories of a great project.
Like all of us who were involved I made a lot of new friends as a a side benefit.
What's also interesting is that a lot of the Basschat 'big gobs' (as we'd call them in the East Mids) were nowhere to be seen in the relay.
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Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:11 PM

View PostLen_derby, on 21 August 2015 - 06:16 PM, said:

Thanks for the pictures James, great memories of a great project. Like all of us who were involved I made a lot of new friends as a a side benefit. What's also interesting is that a lot of the Basschat 'big gobs' (as we'd call them in the East Mids) were nowhere to be seen in the relay. Anyway, that aside, what a brilliant thing to be a part of.

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Hi guys, Sorry for the delay with this... Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image I'll add them to FB and Instagram for people to tag and share if they wish.


Great to see these photos James.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:29 PM

Nice one Jim. That's 31 of us raising an average of nearly £80 a gig each.

Well done everyone. :)
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:40 PM

I wondered what happened to this. I was fourth on that there list. :D

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