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Old 7 May 2008, 20:15 (Ref:2196336)   #1
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pit bull should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Not sure when else to ask but..

I am entering my first race (nervous, you bet) any how on the entry form, it asks if I want to make a donation to the 'marshals fund'.
Now me being a marshal as well as a racer now, I know that marshals are worth every penny of my bank account.
My question is what do you guys/gals normally donate, if you don't want it public then send me a PM with a suggested amount.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 7 May 2008, 20:24 (Ref:2196341)   #2
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I donate from between nothing to £10 depending on my bank balance, mood and the club involved.
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Old 7 May 2008, 20:51 (Ref:2196372)   #3
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AU N EGL should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridAU N EGL should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I bring Donnuts to the race and give to the Marshalls.
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Old 7 May 2008, 22:26 (Ref:2196447)   #4
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When race entries used to cost £100-£120 I used to donate a fiver per race to the marshalls fund, but when they went up to £200 I stopped being able to afford it.
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Old 8 May 2008, 12:06 (Ref:2196802)   #5
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They aren't going to refuse your entry if you don't donate!

As a championship, we do a big collection every year then donate it for a marshalling cause (marshal's huts for Croft last year).
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Old 8 May 2008, 14:31 (Ref:2196904)   #6
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The one that annoys the hell out of me is the BARC SE at Lydden where they state on the entry a voluntary contribution which is compulsory, suffice to say I don't give to that one.
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Old 9 May 2008, 10:53 (Ref:2197509)   #7
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Bit like a restaurant when they add the tip in for you... meal was 1 hour late and cold, we suggest 18.5%
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Old 9 May 2008, 12:42 (Ref:2197569)   #8
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In the past, rather than donate, I have been a marshal at some events. It really hits home as to the hard job they sometimes have to do, hanging around in the freezing cold rain all day, or waving a flag constantly for an arm-aching 20+ minutes, etc, just so that we can all play in greater safety.
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Old 9 May 2008, 12:57 (Ref:2197581)   #9
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Why not cut out the middleman & just buy yourself a pint...or two!
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Old 9 May 2008, 13:12 (Ref:2197595)   #10
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I like your thinking!
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Old 9 May 2008, 14:46 (Ref:2197654)   #11
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Originally Posted by pit bull
I am entering my first race (nervous, you bet) any how on the entry form, it asks if I want to make a donation to the 'marshals fund'.
Now me being a marshal as well as a racer now, I know that marshals are worth every penny of my bank account.
My question is what do you guys/gals normally donate, if you don't want it public then send me a PM with a suggested amount.
Thanks in advance.
Good luck with your first race, take some deep breaths on the green flag lap and remember to select first gear and NOT REVERSE when griding up, and all will be fine.
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Old 13 May 2008, 15:58 (Ref:2201298)   #12
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pitbull - go with what you can afford.

Good luck with your first race - let everyone on here know how you done !!
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Old 15 May 2008, 17:55 (Ref:2203307)   #13
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Mark Mitchell should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridMark Mitchell should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridMark Mitchell should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridMark Mitchell should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
As a Marshal - and I'm sure I speak for Marshals everywhere - we don't expect any driver (Who's just coughed up loadsa money in entry fees etc) to donate to our mystery fund! (That's not to say we don't appreciate it - we do!)

As for having to fund Marshals huts at croft.....that's appalling! Surely that should be the responsibility of the Circuit?

Anyway Tony, have a good day at Oulton.....keep your speed down in the pit lane - you know what miserable sods the marshals are in there!!!!
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Old 20 May 2008, 14:14 (Ref:2207393)   #14
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I donate a fiver. Our club (CTCRC) also buys the doughnuts, gives away badges, club magazines etc.

Good job guys.

Just a shame that the donation doesn't buy immunity for overtaking under yellows etc

As for your first race, just consider anything after getting through scrutineering a bonus!
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Old 21 May 2008, 18:52 (Ref:2208536)   #15
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chezza should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridchezza should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridchezza should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
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The one that annoys the hell out of me is the BARC SE at Lydden where they state on the entry a voluntary contribution which is compulsory, suffice to say I don't give to that one.
Oi...no we don't! It is certainly not compulsory and people are certanily not expected to pay.

Unless you're talking about the choclate bar donations that were requested at the beginning of last season (but that was a test to see if the drivers had read the finals...not to make the drivers contribute to the marshals fund)
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