Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by godnose » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:39 pm

Sent my contribution this morning.

If we need to we can do a bit of PR to promote the cause, but we might well raise the money from people visiting the forum alone.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by harald » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:39 pm

jarkko wrote:(several websites dedicated to LC's work have joined the project, too: Heck, Cohenights, Facebook pages and of course Marie's and my sites, but all those are read by active LC fans, most of them being Forum members, too)
that´s fine with me
glad if we don´t need a public fund raising
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by rvdeynde » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:46 pm

I'm glad I can finally do something back for Leonard! He has given us so much...
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by st theresa1 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:19 am

Yayyy...just sent via paypal Thanks as always to the hard working people on this website who come up with such great ideas.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by sturgess66 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:45 pm

jarkko wrote: (several websites dedicated to LC's work have joined the project, too: Heck, Cohenights, Facebook pages and of course Marie's and my sites, but all those are read by active LC fans, most of them being Forum members, too)
A bit of outside PR. I noticed on Twitter the other day - from Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation - https://twitter.com/GovGPAA
In both French and English - link goes to Marie's site - http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/hydra80th.html
Retweeted by Linda Sturgess
GovGenPerfAAwards @GovGPAA · Jul 30
YOU can contribute to a bench in Hydra, Greece to honour Leonard Cohen on his 80th birthday. Find out how: http://ow.ly/zKJHY #ggawards
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PrixGouvGenArtsSpec @PrixGGAS · Jul 30
Vous pouvez contribuer à un banc en l’honneur de Leonard Cohen à l’occasion de son 80e anniversaire. Découvrez plus : http://ow.ly/zKJue
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Goldin » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:59 pm

So happy to contribute to this wonderful project!
Thanks for the original idea, Anne!
Kudos to all the people involved for an OUTSTANDING effort! A trip to Hydra, bureaucracy, an architect, financial chores...
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Olwen » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:59 pm

Jarkko, I will donate when I am registering on Thursday night. I will have euros. Looking forward to meeting up with everyone. :D
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by B4real » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:42 am

Just paid my contribution in EUR.
For six attempts PayPal wasn't accepting the Dublin email address - had to do a pretend email and copy that address and finally it all went though OK.
If this goes ahead and I never make it to Hydra physically then at least I will in this indirect way :D
But if we don't raise enough money for the bench, I'm simply pleased to be part of something else Leonard would put his seal of approval to.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by TommyJ » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:03 pm

I'm delighted to have the chance to contribute to this wonderful project! Cash sent last week. Will visit Hydra one day to see the results. Renewed thanks to Jarkko.

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by fusional » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:13 am

Just contributed - glad to be a part of this. Thanks to everyone who's organised it.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by songwriter » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:20 am

I have donated with pleasure. I just wish my financial circumstances allowed for a larger sum.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by polkadot3 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:34 pm

Have just sent my pledge via Paypal. I hope I will get to sit on the bench one day.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by gaby&paul » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:49 am

Also contributed. Looking forward to visit Hydra maybe next year ...
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Ronaldson » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:43 am

The birthday bench sounds like a great concept, and quite appropriate to the occasion. I would like to say thank you to all the organizers, and wish you good luck in bringing the project to a successful conclusion. Our cheque is in the mail today.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Janetld » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:46 am

All sounds really good, thank you so much to all involved. I will contribute tonight at registration in euros, Janet
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