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Glyno

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Friends of Blencathra
« on: 18:11:36, 10/09/16 »
It appears they've given up on the idea of buying the mountain.


http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2016/09/10/friends-of-blencathra-abandon-pursuit-of-mountains-purchase


What happens to the thousands of pounds in donations?

domtheone

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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #1 on: 18:51:55, 10/09/16 »
What happens to the thousands of pounds in donations?


Refund?


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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #2 on: 18:56:04, 10/09/16 »
No doubt say it has all gone on "admin costs", cough cough
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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #3 on: 10:56:34, 11/09/16 »
Some very ambiguous answers to some very direct questions :
 
http://www.friendsofblencathra.org.uk/faqs.html
 
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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #4 on: 17:13:00, 12/09/16 »
It does state that all donations over a tenner will be refunded, and those below a tenner (for some reason "too small to return") will be donated to charity.

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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #5 on: 08:53:26, 14/09/16 »

Friends of Blencathra started off as an admirable venture. However the longer things went on the more egotistical the venture seemed. 1.75 million was the amount required for the sale. FOB raised only 250,000. Yet they campaigned to be the preferred bidder status. They campaigned and won the right to claim it as a community asset after reports were made that the mountain had been sold to another bidder.


It came across to me that they saw there campaign as the saviours of the mountain that didn't really need to be saved. They bluffed and shadow boxed and claimed confidentiality when the facts were they weren't even close to having the funding required. They almost campaigned in a manner that reflected there ambition to own the mountain. Making themselves almost the only group allowed to buy it despite the lack of funding.


Some time ago they could have put this to bed when the owner removed the sale. They could have refunded the good people that donated instead of this continued legal dispute. It leaves a well minded venture a legacy of mismanagement. Sad really. 
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Glyno

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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #6 on: 16:00:15, 15/09/16 »
...maybe they'll make a statement when they return from their round the world cruises?


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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #7 on: 17:19:21, 15/09/16 »
So who has gone on a round the world cruise?

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Re: Friends of Blencathra
« Reply #8 on: 22:57:23, 26/09/16 »
So who has gone on a round the world cruise?
There was a Mr. R Crusoe, with his good friend Mr. R Sole   :D
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