SMB Tribute to 2 NUFC Lads RIP
Thank you for your time, effort and donations.
RIP to John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who were both far too young
Read more: http://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/floral-tribute-for-the-newcastle-lads.943399/page-13#ixzz37rX8QJ3p
Posted by Gary Ferguson
Fund money after charges and minus the £200 for flowers - £30,318.96
Donation (direct to me) from Roger at the SMB forum - £99.04
Total for the 2 charities - £30,418
Therefore each charity has received £15,209.
Thank you to everyone who has donated, it's been emotional :) This is a fantastic tribute to John and Liam, and to all football fans throughout the world and especially here in the North East.
I will post on here the invoice emails from the charities when I get them.
Posted by Gary Ferguson
Thanks for reaching out to GoFundMe. I'm happy to lend a hand with this. Here is a breakdown of your donations with your fees applied:
Total Amount Raised £33,618.00
GoFundMe (5%) £1,680.40
Stripe Fees (2.4% + 20p) £1,418.64
Total Fees £3,099.04
Balance Available £30,518.96
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with today.
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Posted by Gary Ferguson
I have contacted the organisers of the Split Festival and they have been advised to give their contribution directly to the charities for tax reasons. Thank you for all donations, no matter how big or small (and remember the suggested donation was only a fiver), this fund should really make a difference (and not just due to the money that has been raised).
I have asked for an invoice which will show all fees/charges and also the final amount to go to the charities (less the £200 for the flowers - let's not forget them!).
There is still a chance that SAFC will contribute the fees/charges so I'll keep everyone informed.
Thanks a lot
FTM (apparently it stands for Fergy the Mag)
Hi Alistair, what's up? I can't seem to PM you.
rest in his final resting place.
Pleased to hear that John's body has now been identified at least it now means that his family can put him to
I'm not usually in agreement with politicians but no way should Russia host 2018 now. That would be a travesty of justice. I don't care wherever else it is held but to hold it in Russia would be a travesty of justice and unforgivable. From a Villa fan. God bless again boys.
Over £32k raised, fantastic well done to everybody Mags, Mackems and others. Gary you deserve some sort of recognition for this amazing achievement maybe an MBE or Knighthood. Thanks from a lifelong Mags, massive respect to all Sunderland fans . Let's hope this is end to all the trouble between the fan of the 2 clubs. Thankyou
Steven patterson, the government will pay to get them home, and a seperate fund has been set up for the funerals mate
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Re Stephen Patterson...thats what travel insurance is for.
Do you think it would be prudent to hold onto the funds in case they are needed to get the lads back home to the UK. This could end up being an expensive exercise. Let's think about charitable donations once the lads are properly laid to rest.
This gesture just gets better and better, what a tribute to John and Liam and a special than you to organiser Gary Ferguson ( Hero ). Yes I am a lifelong Newcastle supporter and proud of it.
Total respect to Sunderland fans snd all other fans wjo understand totally what these guys felt for their club
A horrible tragic way to unite us, but SAFC fans have been a class act throughout all this, rivalries have been cast aside in tribute to Liam and John, well done Sunderland...complete respect for you for this gesture...from a Darlington fan
Great to see so much raised exceeded all expectations RIP lads
I just hope the feeling generated by both sets of fans can continue from this point on, rivalry yes, hatred NO! R.I.P lads.
when i seen sunderland walk out at wembley was the proudest day of my life being a mackem and i can say this has definitely topped it so proud to see 2 clubs stand in unity even with fierce rivalry and to see the donations and the comments is some of the upmost respect i have seen. RIP gentleman
I was starting to despair about the level of bitterness between NUFC and SAFC fans but what you've done here and what people have written here has made me think I was wrong to do that. I hope the families of these two lads can take some comfort from the fact that some good that has come from their tragedy