Monday, 22 September 2008

Nowzad Fundraiser Competitions and Donations

Competitions will run from Sunday 28th September 2008 to Sunday 5th October 2008.

There will be at least one new competition daily.

Anyone can join in the competitions for fun, but in order to win a prize you must either pledge a donation to Nowzad dogs (by e-mailing bentherotti @ gmail dot com) or place a button linking to the Nowzad site on your blog (or make a post about them linking to their site)

You are not required to make an actual donation until the fundraising week is over, but I do ask that if possible all donations are sent in by 12th October. (simply so we can hold the grand prize draw asap)

Mum just made a donation as she is being told by those that have donated that there is no facility to add additional details in. You are correct! There isn't!

Since donators will all be elibible for a grand prize draw this presents a problem! I have a solution (which I hope is acceptable to you all) once you have made a donation please e-mail me and let me know what name the donation was made in (don't worry this will be treated in the strictest of confidence) I will then be able to liase with Nowzad to determine exactly how much was raised by this event, and I will also know who is eligible for the final grand prize draw.

Once the donations are in and I have a final total raised, I will hold the Grand Prize Draw.

Don't forget though that there will be lots of opportunities to win prizes all week long even if you can't afford to donate right now (only the Grand Prize Draw is exclusive to donators), all we ask is that you publicise Nowzad's cause with a button on your blog or a post linking to their site.
So please come along and join in the fun, drag all your friends along too, heck.. drag strangers along if you like!

Please throw a few challenges at me to complete during the week too, anyone who suggests a challenge that I take up will win a prize.. regardless of all the above rules.

If I am a bit lax getting around everyones blogs etc for the next couple of weeks then forgive me (though I will do my best) we are already inundated with e-mails to reply to!!

Lastly.. Thank you so much everyone for the overwhelming support, encouragment and promotion you have all been giving us.. even before the fun starts!.. we are truly overwhelmed! So from us.. and of course all at Nowzad..


just gotta figure out how to get the pledge/donation amounts in the sidebar now.. eeek!

Ben (and a slightly frazzled Mum)


The Army of Four said...

This sounds cool, Ben! We hope it goes really well!
Tail wags,

Peanut said...

This is the coolest idea ever.

Georgeous said...

Good luck Ben, you are about to emBark on a mammoth task! Give your frazzled Mum a lick from me, I think she'll need some extra rottie Lovin!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Grrrrrreat job BigBen!

Mom says thanks fur the group suggestions: she furgot Rage Against The Machine...

And she DIDN'T furget the Rolling Stones - she just never really khared fur 'em much so they didn't make her list but she knows they are on LOTS of others' lists!!


The Zoo Crew said...

Wow....this is so cool!!!!

Willow and crew

Lady Kaos said...

Good lcuk! You're keeping your mom pretty busy with this and th 1000th DWB member planning. Your mom is going to need a very long nap.
Good luck!

Eric said...

Ben, wow, your Mom is going to be sooooo busy and I think you might be getting lots of extra walkies to the post office too. You will need to wear a hiking jacket, he,he,he.

Wags, Eric

Abby said...

Hi, Ben...

Wow...Your Mom is gonna be sooo busy...What a cool Mom she is...

Tell her I think she is "The Best"...And, I'm sure all the doggies, & kitties, & hammies will agree, too...

Abby xxxooo

Stanley said...

ekvdHey, Ben!

What a cool idea for a charity! I'd love to give those Royal Marines a big juicy goober smooch for thinking of the dogs at all, and especially for finding a way to keep helping all those pups left in Afghanistan and elsewhere!

My girl and I are IN, but we've gotta decide in what way we're IN. I'll peemail you more later, because we want the code for the button at the very least.

What kinds of stuff can we suggest you do? Dress up in your mama's clothing & take a photo or something physically exerting?

You're the DOG, man. Smooches to you and your mama!

Goober love,


Woof Ben

We don't remember if we met before so we're just gonna say nice to meet you. We hope you have a lot of luck with the fundraiser, it's a really great thing.

Desert Pups

JB's Big World said...

That looks like a great fundraiser.
Pee Ess: I only gave my mom 10 minutes of cold shoulder, not 24 hours like you suggested! I caved in!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Ben, Meeshka's mum will know how to display the donations on your blog. I'll email you her email address so you can ask her.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great idea, Ben!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch