An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

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Andrew Camp
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An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Andrew Camp » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:01 pm

I am Chairman of the North Wales Junior Chess Association and as such, I would like to ask you to read the text below and if you feel so inclined, please vote for us both by text and by email.

Thank you for your time.

North Wales Junior Chess Association
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Please Vote to support Junior Chess!
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North Wales Junior Chess Association has been shortlisted for a Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund Award of £3000 and voting is now open to the public.

You can vote online and via SMS text message.

https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_home.asp

Enter 'North Wales' in the search box and we appear at the top of the list. Click on the Vote button and enter your details (first name, surname and email address). You can vote once per email address for an organisation, and you do not have to be local to the organisation. You then need to click on the link in the email they send you to confirm your vote (this is for email address validation).

Text "VOTE KWTD" to 61119. You can vote once per mobile number for an organisation, and you do not have to be local to the organisation. Your network standard text charges apply. No additional charges are applied.

Note: Voting for North Wales JCA won't stop you voting for one of your own local good causes - you can vote for multiple organisations in multiple locations!

How we would use the award
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A £3000 award would enable the purchase of 300 chess sets and boards to be given to 30 local schools as part of a ‘start up’ package. Packages would include 10 sets and boards, supporting materials on teaching chess, introductory visit from someone active in teaching chess in schools locally, and access to coaching.

This would help encourage the formation of school chess clubs, extending the benefits of playing chess (which many studies have demonstrated) to a wider range of young people, reaching those currently excluded through lack of opportunity or resources.

Free equipment would be an incentive to schools with fewer resources to take part.
Chairman of North Wales Junior Chess Association
northwaleschess@aol.com

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by benedgell » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:04 pm

Done. Best of luck with this.

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by David Gilbert » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:25 pm

Hey everyone, let’s get behind Andrew’s project and do something positive for chess. The man’s a chess giant in Colwyn Bay! It’ll take you two minutes. And tell your friends and club mates and ask them to support the big man too.

Ray Sayers

Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Ray Sayers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:03 pm

Done, with pleasure!

Best of luck!

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:51 am

Well I submitted a vote, but have yet to receive the email to confirm it.
Will check again later and confirm when it arrives.
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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Peter Sowray » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:56 am

Done

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:04 am

Hi Andrew,

All done - best of luck - let us know how you do!

Krishna

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Steve Rooney » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 am

Done. Best of luck.

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:53 pm

Never got an email so I just tried again and got the confirmation email straight away, which I followed the instructions in and got back a "Thank you" for voting.

(I was in too much of a hurry this morning so typically went the wrong route via the map, and must have failed to complete, instead of going - as Andrew instructs in his original post above - directly via the boxes below the map.)
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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by PeterFarr » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:57 pm

Good luck Andrew!

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Andrew Camp » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:56 pm

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted and publicised this. Quite overwhelming.
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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by JulianClissold » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:05 pm

Andrew just voted. I will ask people at my club and my juniors to add their names to the list.
Hope to see you at the Under 11 National Schools this year, after the problems we had last year. We have simplified the format and will run a one day event in Manchester. The Prospectus will be out around 4th October.
We should also have details of the EPSCA National Schools Competition. It would be good to see Rydal at that.
Finally hope to see you at the Rapidplay in January.
Julian Clissold
Manchester Junior Chess

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Andrew Camp » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:47 am

Hi Julian, thank you.

We'll definitely be at the Rapidplay and if you can email me the National stuff, that would be great. I think you have my school email but if not, I can PM it to you.
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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by John Ariss » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:28 pm

Voted
Best of luck

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Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Post by Greg Breed » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 am

Sadly you are no longer top of the list. When I typed in "North Wales" you were not even on the first page. When I typed in "North Wales Chess" you were 5th on the list.

I've voted for you twice and you may get a 3rd from me if my work IT team allow the email through.

Good Luck!

[edit] Incidentally if I type "North Wales Chess" into the search box including the quotation marks then you come 3rd on the list. [/edit]
[edit 2] Email came through at work so you now have 3 votes from me :D [/edit]
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