Alder Hey Appeal: We're still watching.

A quick round-up and update on the Koptalk.coN Alder Hey appeal.

Just to recap. Duncan Oldham, owner of Koptalk collected money for charity for his disabled cousin, Lauren, until this summer. He never showed anyone any proof that she got any of the money. We pressed him about it on here. Members asked him about it. He was warned about the site he was using, which was taking money in his mother’s name (originally it was done in his name). The site was closed down and redirected to Scope.

Duncan Oldham still refuses to provide even a small amount of evidence that the thousands of pounds collected in Lauren’s name actually went to her. The bike he was trying to collect money for has never been seen. He’s taken photos of her collecting her first car and shared them with readers, but shared nothing with readers about where their money went. If he’s nothing to hide, why is he hiding everything.

His reputation as a liar has spread far and wide. Go to any Liverpool website (except Koptalk). Ask what they know about Duncan Oldham and Koptalk. You’ll be told about a liar and thief. A conman. Someone who hates our club, or at least carries out acts that suggest he does. He still lies about his knowledge of the S*n boycott. If anyone criticises him he gets all high and mighty about it, then lies a bit more. He sells dodgy “signed” Liverpool merchandise, something we are still investigating. He bans members and refuses to refund any money (although since trading standards have been monitoring him he’s started to give refunds again – if you’ve not had one yet, put your request in now!) His claims to have contacts inside Anfield and other LFC facilities have been proven to be false claims, confirmed by the club themselves. His claims to have regular meetings with Rick Parry, likewise. He’s been promising a book since who-knows-when which he says will expose Anfield. He’s taken (he claims) thousands of £5 deposits for the book that he’s not even started yet. The book that was due out some time ago.

So – all things considered – would you trust him to pass your money on to Alder Hey? I wouldn’t, obviously. And he changed the rules the other day too. Now, it seems, the money might not go to Alder Hey, it might go to another hospice or hospital, but we’ll not find out which until he’s given the money over. Why? What is he frightened of? I’ve no plans to turn up at Alder Hey with a banner protesting against his dodgy collection.

All I want is this. Anyone who’s not yet donated, please donate directly, or through the www.justgiving.com/notdunk address. Anyone who has donated, keep an eye on that Alder Hey forum. Make sure your entry on there stays on there. Anyone who’s good with figures – keep an eye on it for us. As long as Dunk doesn’t make any money out of this, and the kids get EVERY PENNY, we’re not too bothered. But we do want to see some proof of what happened to the missing thousands collected for Lauren.

We just need to keep on his back otherwise he’ll try something on. It’s what he does.

Here’s two posts from Koptalk on the subject…

#42727 – 06:21 PM
IF YOU ARE A NON MEMBER
Dunk Dunk Administrator
KopTalk.com
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Registered: 20/08/04
Posts: 13017
Loc: UK NON-MEMBERS CAN VIEW THE ALDER HEY FORUM:
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If you are a non member and you would like to support our efforts, please send donations direct to:

Fundraising Department
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Eaton Road
Liverpool L12 2AP

Please read this note from their website:

We often receive gifts for the children which is wonderful and we are always very grateful for new toys, arts & crafts materials and books etc. There are however some things we can’t accept due to infection control and health & safety:

We can’t accept:

* Used soft toys
* Second-hand toys
* Food (i.e cakes or sweets without ingredients list)
* Clothes

Don’t forget the age group you’re donating to is 0 – 18 years – teenagers are often forgotten…
_________________________

The direct address to send all of your vouchers, toys, etc. So why do this?

#42438 – 01/12/06 12:31 PM
Alder Hey Christmas Appeal – List Of Donations By Vouchers
KOPTALK.COM KOPTALK.COM Administrator
Team Member
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Registered: 28/07/03
Posts: 26204
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A RECEIPT OR SERIAL NUMBER FOR THE VOUCHERS INCASE THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS

If you wish to contribute by way of voucher (Argos online), simply follow this link:

http://www.voucherexpress.co.uk/verse/argos/

This idea was put to us yesterday on the Alder Hey appeal thread.

You will be asked to include a personal message. These messages will be given to Alder Hey staff and patients.

You can use VISA, MASTERCARD, DELTA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, SWITCH ETC.

The address to send these to should be:

Mr Duncan Oldham
PO Box 556
WALLSEND
NE28 7WZ

Once you have completed your order, please state the amount on this thread. When received, we will state so on this thread.

A decision will be made by the community collectively with regards what specific goods we purchase.

It is important to note that all donations received and goods purchased will be verified by members from the community who will attend the presentation before Christmas at Alder Hey.

ANYONE who donates is welcome to attend the presentation which will simply be a case of you and us popping along with the goodies for the kids and signing things over.

Any excess of vouchers left over will be handed over to Alder Hey and signed for in the presence of whichever members pop along with us.

VOUCHER DONATORS – MEMBER NAME AND RECEIVED AMOUNT

Dunk £10 Argos – ORDERED BUT NOT YET RECEIVED
Pwillis £10 Argos – £10 RECEIVED
Lagos_Red £50 Argos – £50 RECEIVED
Gordy Boy £10 Argos – £10 RECEIVED
Dan W £10 Argos – £10 RECEIVED
mtw178 £20 Argos – ORDERED BUT NOT YET RECEIVED
Stevonb £20 Argos – ORDERED BUT NOT YET RECEIVED
TommySmith £20 Argos – ORDERED BUT NOT YET RECEIVED
RedAllOverEd £20 Argos – ORDERED BUT NOT YET RECEIVED

TOTAL VOUCHERS RECEIVED: £80.00

Edited by Katie (Yesterday at 05:02 PM)

He mentioned somewhere that he wanted to buy the products himself then the staff didn’t have to go out and buy it – but surely the staff know best just what is needed. Sorry, keep forgetting, “Dunk Knows Best”.

We’ll keep on keeping an eye on this appeal, if every penny gets to its intended target (not Dunk’s back pocket) then I’ll be quite happy to announce it on this blog.

Still doesn’t look likely though – that $500 donation is still not included on the list of donations. Perhaps it was never made?

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