Help a BigFooty Legend - Bring Mobbenfuhrer home.

Chief

Overlord
Dec 1, 1999
95,492
73,071
Brisbane
AFL Club
Carlton
UPDATE

We have hit our target... and blasted out the other side.

We needed to raise about $3750 for two LA to Brisbane air fares.

Rough total raised so far: $8,000!

With more in the mail and clearing through the banks!

The offers of help have slowed to a trickle, but they are still coming in. We have probably raised enough for now guys so please check out the appeals for Queensland flood victims and Victorian bushfire victims.

All we need now is to get an upgrade from a friendly airline so Arly can travel in relative comfort... do you own an airline or know somebody who does? Contact me! :)



Help out a mate

Mobbenfuhrer (aka Kevin Court) a good bloke, long time BigFooty mod, Footypedia.com curator and Fitzroy supporting legend has found himself and his wife in dire straits.

They went to America to get specialist treatment for Kevin's wife Arly, who has an extremely painful, debilitating disease.

After spending all of their savings on medical bills they have found there is no cure, just a long road ahead of 24 hour care and occasional experiments with treatments hoping to find one that works for a good period of time.

Now they have no money and are being evicted from their flat. It looks possible that Arly will simply die if she cannot get back to Australia.


How you can help

Kevin and Arly are currently in America but need to return to Australia, and for this, right now, they need gifts and loans of $US2500 for their air fare.

We need your help, whether it be a loan or a gift.

If you want to make a loan, Mobbs has a one-page loan agreement that shows the amount and repayment schedule, as this helps with his application for help back here in Australia - http://roycollections.footypedia.com/Loan_Agreement.html

I know this comes at a time when we're all giving money to help the bushfire victims, but please dig deep and give what you can to help out a mate.

Just PM Chief or Mobbenfuhrer and you can pay by cheque, online or via bank direct deposit.


We'll make you famous

All donators and lenders will go in a Hall of Fame thread and receive a special tag to show they have given (unless they ask not to).

Donations or loans over $150 will also get you a free Platinum BFSC (or an upgrade and extension if you have Gold BFSC).


Do you run a business? Own a web site?

If you run a web site or business I am happy to offer banner advertising and coverage on BigFooty.com in return for your contribution. I've also lined up some possible newspaper coverage.

Just ask me.


Do you have goods or services to offer up for auction?

There has been at least one eBay auction and we want to run more on BigFooty, as silent auctions or whatever.


How can I help?

Just PM Chief or Mobbenfuhrer and you can pay by cheque, online or via bank direct deposit. Mobbs can email you the loan form if need be.


Post your best wishes here in this thread, too. Wave the flag on your own web site. Make a noise. Let people know. Bask in the good feeling you get from helping your fellow footy supporter in a really tight spot!


Can you pay the whole $2500?

Kevin and Arly's wedding jewelery is valued at about $USD7,000. He is happy to give that to the person who can pay for the tickets, either as collateral for the loan or in return for an outright gift.


Mobb-O-Meter

A rough guide to where we are at :

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$0 [COLOR="Red"]*************************[/COLOR] $2500 [COLOR="Red"]*****************....[/COLOR]
We are well and truly out the other side people! Over $AUS 8000 raised so far.
 

Kaan

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 30, 2008
9,892
3,832
AFL Club
Essendon
Damn, that sucks Mob. I would contribute but I'm only 15 and don't have anything to give. Sorry :(
 

Chief

Overlord
Dec 1, 1999
95,492
73,071
Brisbane
AFL Club
Carlton
Thanks to all the absolute champions who have publicly and privately offered to help.

Keep the offers coming and we will have this knocked over in no time! :):thumbsu:

I've emailed all of the BigFooty avertisers, past, present and the ones I've been hassling for years. Hopefully some can show what fantastic people they are by hooking in and bumping up the total!
 

CHBench

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 20, 2008
8,881
10,013
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
sixers
Im in the same boat as Houli. I would if i could.
Don't earn much when you're 16. $30 in my PayPal is all i got. :(
Good luck Mobbs. :thumbsu:
 

Winner

Club Legend
Jul 12, 2008
1,650
2
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
I don't mean to come off as mean or anything (because I know this is real) but I have heard of people using very, very similar stories on facebook scams. I'm talking nearly identical.
 

Hollow Knight

Imperfect vessel
May 3, 2005
91,141
92,511
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
I don't mean to come off as mean or anything (because I know this is real) but I have heard of people using very, very similar stories on facebook scams. I'm talking nearly identical.
Yeah, many, many people here can vouch for the fact that this isn't one of those scams.

Since you yourself claim that you know this one is real, I don't see why you felt the need to make such a post.
 

Chief

Overlord
Dec 1, 1999
95,492
73,071
Brisbane
AFL Club
Carlton
Done mate.

Nobody should worry if they can only put in $20 or $30 - it is all welcome and appreciated.

We've had emails and PM's pouring in. I'll let those people announce their gifts on here. Go on guys don't be modest you'll encourage other people to kick in some money!

Just got a PM promising $200 - brilliant!
 

Hollow Knight

Imperfect vessel
May 3, 2005
91,141
92,511
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
It sounds like the flights home are just the beginning of a long hard road for Mobbenfuhrer and his wife, would be great if we could go over and above.
 

"The Roar Is Back"

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2007
24,776
32,688
THE TAN
AFL Club
Richmond
While manning the appeal 'phonelines' here, an old mate from my misspent youth (http://daanz.org.au/results/res-wdc3.htm) contacted me. He's only just realised I am Chief here on BF.

And I thought I was famous the world over!
Hey cheif can footy clubs get advertising, whether it be for themselves or their sponsors for a little donation to this cause ??
 

Mobbs

A Large Portion, Yes
Nov 1, 2000
47,510
36,269
www.footypedia.com/qooty
Other Teams
Fitzroy FC
Just noticed youd made this thread and wanted to say "holy sweet mother of etc etc"!!! Chief are you seeing these responses? This is incredible. :eek:

Thanks for all the wonderful help and kindness people.

Just wanted to let you know that I've already received nearly $500 in cleared paypal credits. I guess that's a bit over $350 USD - amazing! There's also more pending clearance. Goodness knows what's on its way to the bank account!

Thanks everybody!
 

Lucev23

Josh Kennedy is My Dad
Sep 10, 2006
4,757
659
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea FC
Had a lot to do with mobbz through the fantasy footy a while ago, Absolute legend and I am good for some cash to help the bloke out, Will PM him.

Really a sad story, sad situation happening to an awesome bloke.
 

rizzo

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 11, 2003
14,342
1,034
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Everton, Melbourne Heart, Raptors
Just noticed youd made this thread and wanted to say "holy sweet mother of etc etc"!!! Chief are you seeing these responses? This is incredible. :eek:

Thanks for all the wonderful help and kindness people.

Just wanted to let you know that I've already received nearly $500 in cleared paypal credits. I guess that's a bit over $350 USD - amazing! There's also more pending clearance. Goodness knows what's on its way to the bank account!

Thanks everybody!
Awesome to hear mate! The bigfooty community is good for something it seems :p
 

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