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Forum Hosting Fund ... 50p per month

Post by ellevie » 20 Jan 2009, 12:05


Full balance sheet:

If you have made a payment and have not received an account number please contact me at with your payment details.

Many thanks,

Welcome to the Forum Hosting Fund
Please revisit this announcement regularly as the information will be frequently updated.

Jon who has been generous to a fault in funding both the Bx Club and French Car forums since he founded them almost a decade ago is unfortunately no longer in a position to carry this burden on his own. We are therefore forming a voluntary fund to pay the hosting fee of £40.24 per month. I have been invited by Jon and his backroom team to act as treasurer with Jim looking over my shoulder.

To estimate the average contribution required we asked who would be willing to contribute.


If you would like to join the list please email me at

Payment Details

PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE from October 2014
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regarding forum bank account closure.

There will be four methods of paying to begin with:
  • PayPal
    Standing Order
    Cash or Cheque using a Paying-In-Slip at any Lloyds-TSB Branch
    Online Banking
Please email with the details of your payment.

In all cases it is essential that your Forum User Name appears as a reference with the payment when it appears on the Forum Fund statement otherwise we won't know who the payment came from.

Inquiries indicate that a monthly standing order is easy and free to setup and free to amend and raises no charges whatsoever at either end. The banks have absolutely no problem with small frequent standing orders like 53p per month. This would also allow me to recommend further reducing the average monthly payment to cap the amount in the account as a security measure against theft.

Some people will prefer to do a one-off payment or perhaps less frequent SOs and this is fine.

Please send your payment as a personal gift to including your User Name in the message.
You can go to "Paypal-->Personal-->Send Money"" onclick=";return false; and on the calculator-like form choose "Personal--> A Gift" to send your payment as a personal gift.

Standing Order Mandate
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You just need to add your User Name and your own account details, how much you wish to pay and how often, and then take it to your bank.

Cash or Cheque by Paying-In-Slip at any Lloyds TSB branch
This is like paying cash into your own account except you fill in the details of the Forum Fund account instead. An example is shown below. It is essential that your User Name is included as a reference so that it will appear on the Forum Fund statement, otherwise we will not know who the payment is from.
The top box "Branch where the account is held" is probably best left blank.
Please put your User Name in the "Account in the name(s) of" box as shown and ask the tiller to use this as a reference.
Please do not put the name of our account here as one of our tests resulted in this rather than the particular User Name appearing on the statement.

Online Banking
Whatever method you choose, please ensure that your User Name will appear on the Forum Fund statement.
Sort Code : 30-15-53
Account Number: 0199 5508
Account Name: BX Club & FCF
Branch: Lloyds-TSB, Secklow Gate, Milton Keynes

We have discussed with the bank the issue of malicious Direct Debits as recently highlighted on Jeremy Clarkson and they said that they are actually very rare but in any case we are indemnified against them.

Last edited by ellevie on 07 Mar 2009, 20:25, edited 32 times in total.