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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 08/01/2021 at 13:47 #136087
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Me and three friends are doing a full run through of the Summer 2019 timetable on Kings Cross to raise a bit of money for the Samaritans on Saturday 30th January, aiming to start between 8/9am and finish about midnight. We will have a high rate of faliures and the others are fairly novice when it comes to simsig. You can donte to us using the Just Giving page below and we hope to have a twitch stream of the sim so you can watch the mayhem unfold.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simsig-challenge?fbclid=IwAR20Er9fJf6MYwDwiRtmqmjBv7cL6eCxUrjTP5bNpZ2WIIlNEDkx8HqjtYI

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 08/01/2021 at 13:53 #136089
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Just a quick note to say that Trainfan344 approached SimSig before making this post.

They're doing this for a good cause, and it's a charity that's very close to the railway.

Remember, especially at times like this if you do ever need to talk to someone, the Samaritans are always there on 116 123.

"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 08/01/2021 at 15:31 #136096
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Quite a coincidence this.
My wife's best friend works for the Samaritans. She mentioned how much the Covid-19 situation has affected their fundraising as they haven't been able to do their usual "tin-rattling" fund raising activities.
Every year we donate to charities instead of spending the money on Christmas cards and postage which is much more satisfying than writing countless numbers of cards and envelopes.
This year we donated to our local branch of the Samaritans. Having said that, I'll also donate to this fundraising effort.
Hope that you get lots of dosh.
Good luck :D

Edit: Donation done

Your life can have a thousand different meanings or maybe just one....I'd recommend more than one in case you got it wrong - (Rezende)
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 08/01/2021 at 19:19 #136119
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 08/01/2021 at 23:01 #136129
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Thanks to everyone who's donated so far and for the messages of support, we've been doing some warm up sessions, safe to say it's not gone well for commuters into Kings Cross.
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 09/01/2021 at 12:24 #136142
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In normal times my wife and I write and deliver four quizzes a year for the local Friends of the Samaritans. You're right that it's an excellent cause, so thank you for doing this. I'll be supporting you.
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 09/01/2021 at 12:41 #136143
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Donated - and a very worthy cause too. Well done and good luck with it.
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 09/01/2021 at 12:46 #136145
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I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who's donated so far, we've smashed the initial target within the first 48 hours of the fundraiser being live!
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 15/01/2021 at 15:54 #136430
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We'd like to say thank you to everyone who's donated so far, we're blown away by the ammount raised, with it now standing around £250. We've been doing a dry run of Kings Cross which as expected has ended up with trains running over 6 hours late and a riot in the Kings Cross Waitrose. Here's a preview





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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 23/01/2021 at 18:42 #136716
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A week out from our challenge, we're on West Hampstead tonight for more chaos and hell. I started playing Simsig about 2 weeks prior to the posting of this challenge, so a bit of a learning curve for me. I decided to have a play on No Exit To Alrewas a couple of days ago. Safe to say, one service ran 26 hours late.

One week to go, your donations so far have been wonderful and have obliterated our original target so a big thank you from us all.

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 25/01/2021 at 23:14 #136775
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UPDATE!!!

So we've raised over £300 for the Samaritans so far, and we've still got a few days to go.

We will be starting at 8am UK time and we will be streaming our hosts view at https://www.twitch.tv/simsigchallenge

Our host who also writes a fantastic transport blog has written an article with more details about why and what we're doing that most of you will already know! That can be found here: https://transportedbytechnology.co.uk/transport/signalling-a-virtual-railway/?fbclid=IwAR3BaCqK8RkfPql_oh3q_MSptsk2MXRq7rj0g2dwKfF5EbguY3rFQ9sHPos

Once again I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who's donated to our cause and to those who developed SimSig to give us this opportunity, if you wish to make a donation you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simsig-challenge

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 26/01/2021 at 11:33 #136779
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Donation made , a very worthwhile cause. I still have dark days. But i know help is always at hand. Iain
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 27/01/2021 at 13:10 #136791
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A absolutely massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Our current total is now over £500!! We're amazed at the support people have given towards us and the charity!
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 29/01/2021 at 10:22 #136871
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Under 20 hours to go and at £594. Absolutely smashed all of our targets so a big thanks to all for chipping in. One last session tonight on West Hampstead to test streaming and various other things then we'll be next on just before 8 tomorrow for systems check and starting at 8!
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 07:53 #136881
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Today's the day! We're live from 8 on https://www.twitch.tv/simsigchallenge and don't forget to donate if you can https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simsig-challenge?fbclid=IwAR20Er9fJf6MYwDwiRtmqmjBv7cL6eCxUrjTP5bNpZ2WIIlNEDkx8HqjtYI
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 17:54 #136887
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Update, things are going well with the Moorgate trains running up to 2 hours late. Our fundraising total currently stands at a massive £744 which is simply amazing. We never thought we'd get this level of support!
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 19:25 #136892
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Just had a look in, glad you are having fun and made the amount you have. I bet Peter & Clive are glad you lot aren't in charge in real life !

17:28 and KGX has a grand total of 2 trains present - with nothing in platforms 4 - 11

Bill

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 20:35 #136895
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bill_gensheet in post 136892 said:
Just had a look in, glad you are having fun and made the amount you have. I bet Peter & Clive are glad you lot aren't in charge in real life !
I'm even gladder that I'm not a commuter any more.

Though I'm reminded of one day where things really were that bad for some reason and everything was turning round at Finsbury Park. I had been chatting to another commuter while we waited for the train and he ended up sitting next to me. I pulled out my laptop to look at KX to remind myself of the layouts ... at which point I discovered he was an HMRI inspector.

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 21:08 #136896
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clive in post 136895 said:
bill_gensheet in post 136892 said:
Just had a look in, glad you are having fun and made the amount you have. I bet Peter & Clive are glad you lot aren't in charge in real life !
I'm even gladder that I'm not a commuter any more.
Neither am I!

Peter

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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 30/01/2021 at 23:25 #136898
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Just over half an hour to go now and we've raised nearly £800 now! Please if you can donate using our link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simsig-challenge?fbclid=IwAR20Er9fJf6MYwDwiRtmqmjBv7cL6eCxUrjTP5bNpZ2WIIlNEDkx8HqjtYI
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Simsig Charity Fundraiser 30th January 2020 12/02/2021 at 12:47 #137166
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Sorry for the double post

Our Grand total for the Just Giving page has now been finalised at £800.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated and created SimSig to allow us to do this!

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