A $1,000 pledge to charity

May 29th, 2011 at 9:19 am by David Farrar

On Friday got upset that had called him a cripple and challenged Whale to a bike race, saying Whale would be too chicken and if he accepted he would not have a chance.

Yesterday Whale accepted the challenge so long as he can get provided a bike and that there be a second sport of his choosing – preferably boxing or shooting.

has also jumped in, and offered $1,000 prize money. It goes to Labour if Trevor wins and ACT if whale wins. Kate also challenged me to match her grand.

I’m not overly keen to donate to ACT or Labour, but have agreed to donate $1,000 to charity based on who wins.

My $1,000 donation is dependent on Whale and Trevor actually agreeing to details of the competition (such as whether it is one sport or two) and actually competing. No donation if one defaults and it doesn’t happen. I’d also insist on them agreeing on an independent Judge to determine the winner.

If Whale wins I will donate $1,000 to the Mental Health Foundation.

If Trevor wins I will donate $1,000 to the Crippled Children Society, now known as CCS.

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15 Responses to “A $1,000 pledge to charity”

  1. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Good choice for the Whale, very droll for the Duck.
    Much better than “reality TV”

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  2. Inventory2 (10,340 comments) says:

    My budget isn’t as flexible as yours DPF (I’m not paid by Rich Prick parties!!!), but I’m happy to add a hundy to either of those charities under the same terms and conditions that you have suggested.

    And here’s a suggestion. If you pledge, add your donation to the total at the foot of the post above so we can keep a running tally; Trev and WO need to be kept accountable

    DPF’s tally: $1100.00

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  3. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    If Trevor wins I will donate $1,000 to the Crippled Children Society, now known as CCS………………

    I thought you said you are not keen on donating to labour

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  4. Johnboy (16,554 comments) says:

    As a poor lowly sheepherder of the impoverished electorate of Daffyland I too cannot match a plutocrat like you David but will do as IV2 has, so make your total $1200. :)

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  5. Hollyfield (69 comments) says:

    Regarding your choice of CCS as one of the charities, when you thought of a suitable charity for Mr Mallard was it the word “crippled” or the word “child” that brought CCS to mind?

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  6. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    If Trevor wins I’ll make a cup of tea; if whale wins I’ll have black currant juice (or the other way around – not sure yet).

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  7. Manolo (13,774 comments) says:

    Go the Whale!

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  8. Duxton (651 comments) says:

    Given the personalities of the two contestants, I would have throught the Mental Health Foundation would be a suitable recipient no matter who won.

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  9. Mike Readman (363 comments) says:

    Why aren’t you keen on donating to ACT, DPF? I thought you totally agreed with their policies, they only reason you don’t join them is you want to be part of a party that has a real influence on the government. Wouldn’t donating to ACT help achieve that?

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  10. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    I’m all for shooting, maybe a duel, that would be way to cool. Where can one buy Uzis ?

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  11. jaba (2,142 comments) says:

    I simply want to know what Goff thinks about Daffy’s latest foot in mouth act.

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  12. gopolks (52 comments) says:

    I think trevor looks to be in better shape.

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  13. Whafe (650 comments) says:

    It is still fundamentally a little bit bullshit, Big Mallard already has cycled considerably… I shot a message to Whale & suggested maybe mountain biking would be better, that way there is some hills and some downhills… Not just fitness, but some skill of negotiating some varying terrain….

    As always, I am stunned and trying to work out Big Trev gets any work done, or if it is a given that MP’s just use Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the world….

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  14. dion (95 comments) says:

    > If Trevor wins I will donate $1,000 to the Crippled Children Society

    The good thing for Trevor is that CCS’s new slogan is “Including All People”. So if he needs any assistance with disability-related matters, all he needs to do is ask.

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  15. Johnboy (16,554 comments) says:

    When do you want the money David?

    If it gets called off (Mallard ducks out of it) :) I’m happy for my $100 to go to your charity anyway.

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