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Potential event?

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Potential event?

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Re: Potential event?

Post by Doug.G » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Great cause! Just wondering whether GC.com will "allow" commercially targeted events... as I see you are asked to raise €100 if you participate?

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Re: Potential event?

Post by Tmsr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:57 pm

Probably not permissible officially, but nothing to stop a gang of us choosing to support the walk anyway....
There could be a similar precedent with the night event in the Phoenix Park last year?

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Re: Potential event?

Post by fitzet » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:26 pm

I suppose there's a fine line between commercial and fundraising for a worthwhile cause. I intend to do the walk, hopefully the longer of the two routes.

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Re: Potential event?

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:13 am

I ran the event before the "Pieta House - Darkness into Light" walk in the Park earlier this year.
The best way to do it, (and the allowed way) is not to mention the name etc of the walk on your event page, you can say there is a walk taking place after the event and then discuss it here or on the FB page etc.
The fact that it's for a good cause or a charity is irrelevant - it's still not allowed to be advertised (mentioned specifically) on the the page.
Niall is a great help with getting events etc published, if you contact him with the GC number to your proposed page, he will give you great assistance as to what is allowed or not. (I'm sure Graham is too, I just dealt with Niall)
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Re: Potential event?

Post by dino » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:20 pm

No causes or agendas are permitted as drawing a line between acceptable and not is too much of a subjective judgement call. Eileen's event was a perfect example how to work with the guidelines to do what you want.
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
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