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Rebuilding Mumstown - We urgently need your help!

Postby admin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:27 pm

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We have a BIG Problem and we need your help Mammies!

Since we started Mumstown in 2009 it has always been a free site. We never charged for membership, competitions or the events we run.

As you may know, we've been working hard to upgrade Mumstown to make it more compatible with Smartphones and Apple products and our brand new site, which will be called Mams.ie is nearly ready to go live.

We have paid for everything until now ourselves and we were hoping to launch in the next week or so but we've hit a BIG problem.

To migrate all the content from Mumstown over to Mams.ie is going to cost us an additional $1,500 that we had not budgeted for. If we don't migrate the content from the forums, we will lose everything everyone has ever posted since the site began. This would be catastrophic and we really don't want this to happen.

We have created a Go Fund me page and are asking - if you can - could you please donate a few quid to help us with the cost.

We hope you can help a little and maybe share our Go Fund me page with any Mammies you know how might like to donate too. For anyone who has used Mumstown over the years or has entered our competitions or come to our events, we hope you can help us get the new site ready by throwing in a few quid. Even a fiver would be great. Every little bit will help!

Many many thanks in advance - we really appreciate anything you can donate and if you can share this message with other mums, please do.

You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/rebuilding-mumstown

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Postby remeneerb » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 pm

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That sounds very exciting but such a pain that it cost so much more than you had expected. I'd be delighted to make a donation and i hope you get all the funds you need without having to get a loan. I can't wait for the new site mams.ie :)

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Postby Financial Companion » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:41 pm

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Done! Ah hopefully all the mammies (and daddies) that have got so much help, support and advice over the years will chip in with something small. There's enough of us on here to hopefully make short work of that!

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Postby admin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:39 pm

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We were thinking if 100 Mammies (and Dave FC) chipped in a fiver each, that would be €500 and we'd be nearly half way there.

We've put down €400 this week already so its causing a fair old dent in the finances, especially at this time of year.

If you know a Mammy who uses Mumstown or has ever come to one of our coffee mornings or ever entered (and hopefully won) one of our competitions, maybe you could ask them to chip in a fiver.

We know its a tough time of year but if a good bunch chipped in it would really help us out.

And we hope you can all make it along to our coffee mornings next week - we promise the goody bags will be extra good!!!!

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Postby admin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:20 pm

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We've just hit the €200 marl. Thank you all so so much.

We would love to get a few hundred more if possible and we'll pay the rest ourselves so any donations/shares are most appreciated!!

THANK YOU!!!!

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Postby admin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 am

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Thanks all - we are up to 265.

we are hosting a raffle tomorrow. €5 for a strip of 5 tickets and €10 for 3 strips.

Hope to see lots of you there!!!! 10am Laurence SC - we are packing goody bags right now!!!

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Postby happymumblemum » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:52 pm

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Hope the donations yesterday boosted the coffers !

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Postby admin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:56 pm

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We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of the mums yesterday at our coffee morning. We raised a few hundred euro and today, we paid a chunk off the cost of the rebuild with that very very kind collection money.

Thanks to Kay, Gillian, Sonia, Jacqueline, Dave and everyone else who helped us.

We were just stunned at your kindness and you have really made such a difference.

Between the Go Fund me page and what was collected yesterday, we have half the cost of the rebuild covered.

We are so so very grateful!!!

THANK YOU!!!

We hope you all enjoyed your goody bags and treats and congrats to all our prize winners.

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Postby happymumblemum » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:13 am

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That's brilliant! Well done :-)
A great morning altogether


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