View Full Version : Rupert's Fund: total now 912!!!!!

3rd March 2010, 10:31 AM

I am pleased to say we are now up to


Incredible support from everyone for such an important cause. We are just 60 short of funding FIVE dogs and I am sure we will reach this goal. We are also less than 100 from hitting a mammoth 1000 in less than two weeks!!

We are also more than halfway now to reaching the amount we would need to scan TEN dogs, as we get another 10% discount for 10.

The researchers are working to identify potential dogs to scan and are eager to hear from breeders or pet owners with dogs over 6 who have a KC reg number and no symptoms for SM. Anyone who might have such a dog and would be willing to have the dog scanned can email Penny Knowler: penny.knowler@ntlworld.com

That is also the address for the syringomyelia DNA research fund on PayPal to make any donation, large or small! :thnx:

3rd March 2010, 02:26 PM
Gosh - can't keep up with you Karlin. How wonderful to have raised so much so quickly.

CT is IT


3rd March 2010, 03:38 PM

Love that animation! Hilarious!

And thanks to all of you we are stealing towards further dogs.

Because we completed a group of 10 of other dogs going for a scan, we benefit from a 10% discount so our money is going even further. We have three dogs being scanned now and could work in two more, if they can be identified.

Can I clarify too that I have nothing to do with choosing dogs and have no idea which dogs Clare Rusbridge and Penny Knowler ultimately choose to fund and scan, nor do I learn (or anyone else involved in fundriasing) the results of dogs that are scanned. This is entirely confidential between owners of dogs and the researchers -- which is why I am noting that people with dogs, be they breeders or pet owners, need to contact Penny directly, not me please! :thmbsup: But again: we do have spaces and funds for two more dogs in the upcoming scanning day, so please if you know of any possibilities, have owners contact Penny. :)

Claire L
3rd March 2010, 03:55 PM
:w*w:so much acheived in such a short space of time. I'll make my donation just as soon as I can find my Paypal password :bang:

3rd March 2010, 05:51 PM
Just a Thought, with Two Important Dog Shows this week and Next, The Cavalier Championship Show, and Crufts, would there be any chance of some-body who was going to either of them, mentioning about Rupert's Fund and trying to get some money for the Fund that way.


Claire L
3rd March 2010, 07:19 PM
Found my password at last and made my donation :sl*p: :grin:

Margaret C
4th March 2010, 12:35 AM
I have put some more cavalier memorabilia on Ebay.
Don't forget to look as the money will go to Rupert's Fund

http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BngoHS!!2k~$(KGrHqEOKkMEtjhuEqNhBLjvf,dp,!~~_0.JP G?set_id=8800005007 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290409571305&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123)Postcard of Zena Dare with Cavalier KC Spaniel Type (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290409571305&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123)

Item Id: 290409571305

4th March 2010, 12:59 AM
Thanks Claire! Added to our total as we rapidly approach 1000 pounds!

Cathy T
4th March 2010, 03:41 AM
For U.S. people....is that really $1377.00!!! :wggle: Wow...that is fantastic!

4th March 2010, 10:06 AM
This morning we are at


which is just shy of $1500, or €1100. :w*w:

So we have crossed the 1000 mark in two other currencies and we are now only 33 away from


We only need a few people to give 10 or 15 and we will make our 1000 first big goal IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS.

That is spectacular generosity from all here. :D

Let's keep going and keep adding more dogs! The more older SM-clear cavaliers we can find, the better for the genome research, the better for the breed and for breeders and petowners.

Claire L
4th March 2010, 01:26 PM

This morning we are at


Anybody know if we've reached the 1000 mark yet?

Margaret C
7th March 2010, 03:58 PM
According to the Rupert's Fund banner we have reached 1,000 and will be funding scans for 5 older cavaliers :rah:

I have added some more items to eBay. Please take a look, and bid if you can.............


All this money will go to Rupert's Fund.

Margaret C
12th March 2010, 12:41 AM
I have added a couple more old postcards to eBay. This is one of them...........

http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!BoKIW3gBGk~$(KGrHqQOKkYEtkmJzUtEBLmYTHuEgw~~_0.JP G?set_id=8800005007 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290412616146&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123)

Arthur Wardle Postcard of King Charles Spaniels (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290412616146&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123)

Item Id:290412616146

Claire L
12th March 2010, 08:59 AM
According to the Rupert's Fund banner we have reached 1,000 and will be funding scans for 5 older cavaliers :rah:

Margaret, where is the banner on view???


Claire L
12th March 2010, 02:12 PM
Margaret, where is the banner on view???


Never mind................... I found it :oops:

12th March 2010, 04:30 PM
Yes we have reached and probably surpassed 1000 but Penny is away at the moment and as only she gets the direct donations, I do not know what has come in during the past week. Once she is back and gives me the current amount, I can update the banner. :)