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Old 09-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #49
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And for this contest it was not the same rules I think that MFC win ghostly members.
Despite the wording they kept using on Mika's FB, this was not a competition. It was a fundraising drive and we wanted to raise as much funds as possible for HEMS by opening it up to everyone. We needed them to become members of MFC so we could keep track of everyone and get in touch with them if they won.

Everyone who participated donated money to MFC's fundraising drive to support London's Air Ambulance, which is the important thing.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #50
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Congrats Karla!!! I'm very happy, and I am also very proud to be a MFCer!!!!!!!! WE DID IT
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #51
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oops Christine, you beat me to this

It was for charity, not to award a MFCer!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #52
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oops Christine, you beat me to this

It was for charity, not to award a MFCer!
That is what we have to keep in mind!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #53
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Oh NO, I didn't win the GOLDEN TICKET:
I need a medical man . . .



http://www.youtube.com/embed/gRWz-geLz8k

Seriously, this was SUCH a good effort:
CONGRATZ to the winner, KARLA!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #54
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Despite the wording they kept using on Mika's FB, this was not a competition. It was a fundraising drive and we wanted to raise as much funds as possible for HEMS by opening it up to everyone. We needed them to become members of MFC so we could keep track of everyone and get in touch with them if they won.

Everyone who participated donated money to MFC's fundraising drive to support London's Air Ambulance, which is the important thing.
It was a fundraising yes but there is a price by consequenses it was a competition. And If we really want to raise much money without winning ghost members it was not necessary that people be register on MFC in the rules. The London's Air Ambulance could contact the winner because we all let our mail address
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #55
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Despite the wording they kept using on Mika's FB, this was not a competition. It was a fundraising drive and we wanted to raise as much funds as possible for HEMS by opening it up to everyone. We needed them to become members of MFC so we could keep track of everyone and get in touch with them if they won.

Everyone who participated donated money to MFC's fundraising drive to support London's Air Ambulance, which is the important thing.
i absolutely understand that this was a fundraising drive - but it wasn't ONLY that - it was also part of MFC's 5th birthday celebrations..

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GREETINGS, MFC'ERS!

As we hinted several weeks ago, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of
Mika Fan Club a little bit differently this year.

We had our traditional competitions and giveaways. And
Kath and Silver organized the MFC Anniversary Party held in London
a few weeks ago, with the tremendous auction that raised so much
money for London's Air Ambulance Service thanks to the
generosity of so many MFCers... and Mika, of course!

But now, comes the grandest celebration event of all! An event that
allows us to not only celebrate 5 FANTASTIC years
of this wonderful community, Mika Fan Club, but enables us to support
the charity that we have taken to our collective heart!

To celebrate the 5th Birthday of the MFC and to raise funds for the very worthy London's Air Ambulance, Mika is offering one lucky winner a pair of tickets to any Mika Show in the whole world! The prize includes flights from your home country and accommodation for 2 people.

"Mika's fans are amazing and this incredible prize is offered to say thank you for 5 wonderful years of support and hopefully many more to come. We thank you also for supporting the brilliant London's Air Ambulance and supporting the wonderful work they do every day."
so please forgive us for thinking it it was MFC oriented with the additional benefit of supporting a great cause...
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #56
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The London's Air Ambulance could contact the winner because we all let our mail address
No, some people didn't allow their email addresses to be viewed by the charity. You have to check a box to make this happen and many many people did not follow the instructions.

In any case MFC was administrating the raffle, not London's Air Ambulance, so we needed to track everyone. The rules were clear from the beginning, before anyone entered the raffle, that there was no registration cut off date for becoming a member of MFC.
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I was under the impression that it was a reward for being loyal fan club members and supporting Mika for the past 5 years

It's good that we raised so much for HEMS though.
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Congrats Carla! Please give us details about your trip when it happens
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #59
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Hope she will post...

I feel sad tonight...

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It was a fundraising yes but there is a price by consequenses it was a competition. And If we really want to raise much money without winning ghost members it was not necessary that people be register on MFC in the rules. The London's Air Ambulance could contact the winner because we all let our mail address
Actually, that's NOT true, Eva. The JustGiving page did not require you
to make your email address available to us, and many people failed to
tick the box that allowed us to see their email addresses. By requiring
people to register on MFC, we then had their email addresses,
and were able to track them down and email
them their tickets -- otherwise, how would we have found them?

And another thing -- we've had plenty of ticket giveaways where we
required people to be members of MFC to be eligible, and not necessarily
for a long time. People have registered,
gotten the tickets and then we've never heard from them again. It
happens. But a lot of people who have registered on those occasions HAVE
continued to be active participants here -- and to keep the MFC vital,
it's important to always attract new members.

Finally, I'm quite sure that there would be complaints no matter what. If I had
won, for example, I know that there would have been talk that the
drawing was fixed. If someone who had been to scores of gigs had
won, there would have been complaints about that.

We're all disappointed that we didn't win, but you know what?
This woman has only *just* won and Mika hasn't even announced a tour
yet! So who knows what will happen? I think we should just thank her for
contributing to the charity drive and congratulate her on her good fortune.
She may join in here actively and once she finally does go to
this show, whenever and wherever it may be, she may come back here
and share all her photos and experiences. Let's hope!

We ran the raffle and the fund-raising the best way we knew how to do it.
It all went fairly smoothly. We were able to raise nearly £6,700 for a
good cause, and attracted lots of new members, while also getting some
very positive publicity for MIKA and Mika Fan Club. I think that was a win
all the way around, no matter how you look at it.
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