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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:00 am

Let the money flow....

Done.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:12 pm

shameless bump to keep the Paypal link displayed on the current page!

DONATE HERE [url] The fund is now closed, thanks for donating
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PostPost by: jcocking » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:26 pm

Nothing shameless. Good cause. Good reason.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:43 pm

I'm very saddened by this news, but knowing well his condition, it was only a matter of time. A very short time that.

Over the last three years we regularly compared notes on our cancer conditions, and he was always horrified with the details of my treatment that I thought was easy to take. I always thought his treatment was much more difficult to take.......................so there you go, we disagreed to the end, but with good humor.

I've just deleted his name from my daily joke list................so now I know it's true.

My heart says RIP, John, but my head knows better...............RIP will be totally against his "grumpy" character.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:20 pm

Great shame, and sobering.

Thank you, Alan (the link on this page didn't work but the page 1 one did).
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PostPost by: bg109685 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:19 pm

Hi Alan,

Just left a donation for for the bodger, the least that can be done for someone willing to share knowledge and experience with complete strangers (like me).

FYI, the second PayPal link on this page errored so used the original.

It's a sad day when we loose someone who brings to the party.....

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:20 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Great shame, and sobering.

Thank you, Alan (the link on this page didn't work but the page 1 one did).


Thanks Meg,
I have edited the link, and I think it works okay now.

I will post up the total amount raised on Thursday prior to John's funeral on Friday, all I can say at the moment is that I am stunned by the generosity of the members and I don't just mean the money donated.

Regards to all


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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:13 am

Alan

Why are you stunned, we're family.....

John :(
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:13 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Alan

Why are you stunned, we're family.....

John :(


Stop it, you are making me blub now! :oops:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:12 pm

Dear All,

Here is the card that will go with John's floral tributes, I trust that this meets with approval, I have had a sort of committee to help with it's wording from various members who knew him well.

2015-02-15 16.58.36.jpg and
Handmade card


card for Pelly.jpg and
Card Front


johns message.jpg and
Card message
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PostPost by: Rozzer » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:26 am

Thank you for organising this Alan, and as so many have said, you cannot replace the irreverence and wit of someone like John - I'm sorry I never met him, but I hope he knew how many people he helped in so many ways.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:16 pm

Horrible loss. We'll miss you John. RIP but with a spanner in your hand!

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:42 pm

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PostPost by: paddy » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:43 pm

My first visit here for a few weeks and I'm really saddened by this news.

RIP DJP.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:56 pm

I forgot that the cut off for the group donation was 19 February. However, Weston Hospicecare accepts donations via their website which I just did:
http://www.westonhospicecaregroup.org.uk
You are able to make a donation in memory of John Pelly. Alan, thanks again for keeping us informed and making arrangements for our tributes.
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