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PMRGCAuk email appeal

Polywotsit
PolywotsitPMRGCAuk team member
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Hello Forum Members

If you are a member of PMRGCAuk (and we hope you are!), you will have received an email from the charity about the 10th Anniversary Appeal. This note is to assure you that the email is genuine, and that the link in it goes to our secure site on VirginMoneyGiving. VMG charge no fees for their service to us, and we have been using them securely for years.

I hope that this clears up any possible confusion. If you have any questions or concerns about PMRGCAuk's activities, please contact the charity directly, by phone or email. Thanks!

Kate G

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Telian

I am a member but haven't received the email Kate, but thanks for the clarification.

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Lee1945
Lee1945
in reply to Telian

Neither have I

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Telian
Telian
in reply to Lee1945

...and still haven't....

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Mary63

Member? Yes. Email? No. I am happy to make a donation but thought PMRGCA should know their emailing system is not working for some.

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Chihuahua1

I have not received an email either Kate.

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Marijo1951

I'm another member who hasn't received the email. I look forward to receiving it.

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saffron52

Hi Kate G Yes had the e-mail on our private mail and I wanted to give, after going to the VirginMoneyGiving page did so. But after assessing the page the PMR/GCAUK printed at the top of the page was fuzzy and almost illegible and I had clicked to pay with paypal but thought better of it and cancelled it and did not fill in any more data. There was a discussion on here a few days ago to just delete this e-mail as people did not trust it and I can see why. It really worried me that my paypal account/details could be hacked etc. and also they were asking to have a lot of details and open an account with them. With so many scams going on it might have been prudent to tell the members of the site what was happening before mail was sent out, and how we were going to be contacted regarding the 10th Anniversary of the group, it was suspicious alone that we were contacted on our e-mail addresses and not through Unlocked initially. Have given to many charities but mainly with Just Giving where you just state the sum and no further data is asked for. I keep a very low profile on the net and we are hardly ever bothered by scams of any sort. I back tracked and looked up VirginMoneyJust giving to see if it was OK and found you were registered with them, but, I had a few moments of worry about putting my paypal out online and not 100% sure of where it might be going. Also the e-mails about this particular mail were negative and the PMR/GCAUK mighty loose donations because people are not sure if it is a scam mail. We have had some odd mails recently who are not members of the site mailing members privately so is your data base safe? Saffron 52

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Gosingen

Thanks for info, I too have not received email.

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daw50

I am a member and haven't received an email.

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Rugger

I am a member and DID receive the email!

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yogabonnie

Is there a way to get to the exact giving link without the email.

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markbenjamin57

Bonnie, this question was raised by quite a few people on a Post here a couple of days ago about internet data security...

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Jackoh

I too am a member but had not received an email .

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stellafmdm

Hi, I also received the Email, but had such trouble with the form that I gave up trying to do it online and sent a cheque instead.

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Lanakay

I have not recieved the email either.

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MamaBeagle

I'm another who hasn't received the email.

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suzy1959

No e-mail for me either- I wonder why so many members have not got an e-mail.......

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markbenjamin57

Quite...

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Pennythedug

Hi Kate

I too am a member and have not received anything.

Sheena

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pennyw
pennywAdministrator

Thank you Kate for posting this message of explanation. I have just checked the VirginMoneyGiving website and it is working well for me. Anyone who wishes to donate to the charity for its 10th Anniversary Appeal can visit our website pmrgca.org.uk and click through from the link at the top to make a donation. Options are given or you can enter whatever you like. As Kate has said this is a secure site.

As an alternative to donating anyone who feels they have benefited from the support they have received on this PMRGCAuk HealthUnlocked forum could sign up to become a PMRGCAuk member. Membership costs £15 a year and all that is raised through membership makes a massive difference to our members.

The benefits of joining include:

*three newsletters a year with the latest updates on research into the conditions worldwide,

*invitations to many events - support groups, meet ups and social

Most important of all you will be helping to ensure the future of the only UK charity to:

raises awareness of the conditions,

support all affected by polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

actively encourage research into the conditions

link with experts in the relevant fields of medicine

campaign on behalf of all to make sure things.

The power we would have if all members of the forum joined forces with members of PMRGCAuk would be seriously good.

Come and join us and help us to help you.

Penny

Trustee

PMRGCAuk

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Telian
Telian
in reply to pennyw

I'm a member but don't get the newsletter online, I get it from my local PMRGCAuk Meet.

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pennyw
pennywAdministrator
in reply to Telian

Members have a choice about they receive NewsWire. It can be sent by email or posted direct. Maybe you are a member of a support group but not the national charity Telian?

When we have copies left over we do sent them to group organisers to hand out.

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Telian
Telian
in reply to pennyw

Thanks but I am a member of the national charity - the support group followed.

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March1ng
March1ng
in reply to pennyw

How do I become a member?

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pennyw
pennywAdministrator
in reply to March1ng

Hi March1ng ... if you go to the website pmrgca.org.uk at the top of the home page there is a link in a blue box that says "Together we can beat it!" Under that is a link to become a member. Are you in the UK? If not you could email fran@pmrgca.org.uk Fran is our membership secretary. She only works part-time so she will get back to you as soon as possible. Hope that helps and look forward to you joining. Best wishes Penny

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March1ng
March1ng
in reply to pennyw

Thank you for such a speedy reply.

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middleone
middleone
in reply to pennyw

Dear Trish, would like to join, could you explain procedure please,

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scotchlassie

No e-mail for me,but thank you for info.x

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pennyw
pennywAdministrator
in reply to scotchlassie

We will be investigating why the email did not go out to everyone. It maybe an HU problem - we will let everyone know when we have found out the reason.

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Jeannie29

I have not received an e-mail either Kate

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Daisychain12

No email. Can’t remember if I am a member. I have donated it not sure if actually joined.

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pennyw
pennywAdministrator
in reply to Daisychain12

If you are a member Daisychain12 you will be receiving NewsWire direct by post or email (your choice) and you will also be receiving regular updates from the Director of PMRGCAuk (Liora) and personal invitations to PMRGCAuk events such as the Roadshows in 2017/8.

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Daisychain12
Daisychain12
in reply to pennyw

Oh golly. Better check. Thank you!!! Xxxx

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Telian

I still haven't received anything Kate - I don't get the newsletter either, I pick it up at the Meets.

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teesher

I haven't received an email either but have just donated using the site's 'Donate' button.

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Jeannie29

Hi Kate, I still haven’t received e-mail re the Anniversary Appeal

Could you forward me it please

Thanks

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middleone

Kate, would be pleased to join but don't know how ? Information, please.

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Polywotsit
PolywotsitPMRGCAuk team member
in reply to middleone

Hi Middleone! Sorry I missed this - if you want me to do something it's generally best to message me on chat because I will always see that. To join, just follow this link to the website:

pmrgca.co.uk/content/about-...

Thanks!

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middleone

Thank you. Pleased to join as exceedingly grateful for help. Filling form years didn't go far enough back as I was born in 1928.

Thank you.

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Polywotsit
PolywotsitPMRGCAuk team member
in reply to middleone

Bless you!

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