[ubuntu-uk] The next UK Charity event we can all take part in and make a difference towards.

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 17:56:52 GMT 2006

alan c wrote:
> Nicholas Butler wrote:
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/
>> Children In Need, which happens every year in the UK since Terry Wogan 
>> could first raise an eyebrow in interest,will again be occuring.
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/fundraising/
>> I would very much like to see the UKTeam rally forth  , as they had 
>> before at Linux World,  and come up with a One Day event that every 
>> Ubuntu UK team member and mailing list reader can take part in. Of 
>> course it would be even better if we could round up the other Community 
>> Distro members and motivate them to do something similar.
>> The Appeal night is the 17th Of November and I would like to get an 
>> Entry into the Charity and agree to raise funds.
> [...]
>> Lets have a Charity Ubuntu Install
> I really like this idea. I think it would get good publicity too.
I was going to say it might be worth contacting the local newspapers and 
radio stations in the area.  I have e-mailed a colleague where I work (a 
radio station in Exeter) with regards to such an install day although 
after sending the e-mail I considered that since the radio station I 
work for is in competition with BBC local and national radio it might 
not go down so well, but since its for a worthwhile charity I could be 

Are there any ideas for a date for an install day?  Since 17th is a 
Friday I wonder if 18th would be a good day for it in 3 Saturday's time 
as it gives time to arrange publicity for such an event (and finding a 


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