New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

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New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:04 pm

Today I'm launching my first Kickstarter funding project and I can't think of a better project to ask your support. As you may know, two years ago we managed to secure funding from a corporate donor to restore the terribly neglected grave of George Arliss and his wife Florence. Now phase two needs your help to fund annual maintenance expenses to keep the grave site from falling back into disrepair. Please read below and especially my premium gift for pledges $25 or more. Not available in any store! Thanks very much!
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Pledges of $25.00 or more will receive this premium Thank You gift of eight oversized George Arliss postcards in full color. Not available anywhere else in the world but here!
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:34 pm

Only a few days into the funding campaign and we are a third of the ways towards the goal. Not bad at all. Please consider participating. Thank you.
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:40 am

Today, on GA's birthday, we continue to inch our way towards the goal with 20 days remaining. In the mail I received a check from a backer who did not wish to donate through the Kickstarter site. It was most welcomed!
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:03 pm

Donated. Glad to do it on his birthday.

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:09 am

Rick Lanham wrote:Donated. Glad to do it on his birthday.

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Thanks very much, Rick. We are moving ever closer to our goal!

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by boblipton » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:19 am

While we’re talking about Kickstarter projects.... we’ll, I just was... this one has about a week to run and it’s worth doing.

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:45 pm

OK folks, we're down to the last seven days of this "all or nothing" funding project. We are more than half way to our goal and I like to think this is perhaps the most unusual film-related project you will come across. Please consider making a donation before the end of this week. Make it at least $25 and you will receive a unique collectable of eight oversized George Arliss trading cards in color. I designed them myself and each set is my gift to thank you for your help!
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:38 am

Great News! We are only $35 away from reaching our goal with three days left! I just tried to pledge that amount myself when I learned something new about Kickstarter - you aren't allowed to pledge to your own project!??? So I'm hoping there's an "angel" out there (or two) who will put us across the finish line. Thanks very much!
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by drednm » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:10 am

bobfells wrote:Great News! We are only $35 away from reaching our goal with three days left! I just tried to pledge that amount myself when I learned something new about Kickstarter - you aren't allowed to pledge to your own project!??? So I'm hoping there's an "angel" out there (or two) who will put us across the finish line. Thanks very much!
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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by boblipton » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:13 am

Done. A couple of quid extra to shmear the shamos wouldn’t hurt, though.

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:52 am

Yes! We have achieved our goal of $750 today in this most unusual Kickstarter fundraiser. I wonder how many other grave maintenance projects have been funded in this way? If you intended to donate before that April 30 deadline there's still a little time left. No, I'm not greedy but the more we raise, the longer the maintenance work can continue through the years.

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by boblipton » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:11 pm

There’s less than a day and a half to go, and it would be nice to see some exhibition of generosity and charity among our little community before this particular opportunity ends.

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Re: New Kickstarter: George Arliss Grave Maintenance Project

Unread post by bobfells » Tue May 01, 2018 10:39 am

You Did It! I am pleased to report that thanks to our backers we managed to reach our goal for the George Arliss Grave Maintenance Fundraiser. Whew! Right down to the wire too but I like a little suspense! Now the fun part: I get to send our backers their own set of eight George Arliss Trading cards in full color! Thanks again.

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