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Postby zara#014 » Fri May 29, 2009 1:45 pm

would have posted yesterday when I got home but had to go straight to work :(

was a very sad and emotional day for all on Wednesday and I mirror the commetns above.. being in the company of others who loved and respected Colin as a friend helped alot..

All in all it was a lovely service.. thank you to Sarah, Mary and Moto for allowing us all to pay our respects...

Brought tears to my eyes just seeing his car again

Rest in piece Colin mate.... gone but never forgotton

Love Zara and Lola :)

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Postby PussCat » Fri May 29, 2009 10:18 pm

woohoo - well done everyone, we've topped £1000 on the justgiving site for Colin!!

I'm really amazed by everyone's generosity, and I'm sure he would've been too!

Please keep the money rolling in.... even if it's only a quid, every little helps ;)
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Postby red » Sat May 30, 2009 8:53 am

Excellent :ok:
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Postby Dal » Sun May 31, 2009 8:07 pm

Rescued battery Hens are on BBC1 CountryFile right now.

Made me think of Colin of course :)
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Postby PussCat » Sun May 31, 2009 10:11 pm

just to keep you all updated... sticker design is complete, will be getting some made up this week - and with any luck I'll have them with me at Chatsworth at the weekend.

The idea is not to 'sell' them as such, but if you make a donation of £5 or more to the BHWT (through www.justgiving.com/bokbok or direct to me by cash or cheque) then you can have a sticker :)
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Postby red » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:35 am

Do you know who has already donated to the cause in case they want one on the day? :-)
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Postby spike. » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:13 pm

there is a list on the justgiving page of who has donated :)
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Postby Neil » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:21 pm

I have donated, but clicked on a link on Sarah's profile - it went to the right charity, but not on the fundraising page. I put a note 'In memory of Colin Yamamoto' so hopefully someone will notice.
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Postby PussCat » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:09 pm

As Ross said, I know who has donated via the Just Giving site.... but if you've given any other way then I'll need some kind of proof, lol....

Neil - can you pm me the email address you used to pay via paypal?? I can then check it out with Jane at the BHWT ;)
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Postby PussCat » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:16 pm

In case anyone's wondering what the sticker looks like, it looks like this...

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could've gone for something a lot 'fancier' but I hope Col would've approved ;)
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Postby Neil » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:50 pm

Looks great :)
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Postby vickydink » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:04 pm

I visited a farm today with rehomed battery hens, it was great, loads of other animals, farmshop..was great. Plannin a meet there now followed by a picnic in the woods :)
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Postby PussCat » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:05 pm

as Dunk said earlier on the Chatsworth thread... we now have the stickers... and of course we had to put them in our cars ;)

1 in my side window.... it's getting a bit full, lol...

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and the other on Dunk's windscreen

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Postby Moesh » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:10 pm

I just read this stuff ...

To be pretty honest I'm very shocked about this situation.

I hope he's in a better place now, and may he find peace ...
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Postby Mad » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:47 pm

Just seen this ..very sad although I never met Colin I did enjoy reading his posts R.I.P Colin.
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Postby PussCat » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:56 pm

A little update for you all.... just received an email from Jane at the BHWT...

"It takes considerable time between us being approached by a new volunteer and actually getting that volunteer equipped to run hen collections; we have just last week finally finished setting up a new collection centre in mid Wales and Lesley Sanders there has all the equipment she now needs to rescue birds. Collectively this has cost us just under £1,500 and it would be wonderful to say that Colin’s friends and family have set this up in his memory; I can do that in the next newsletter if you or Colin’s father would like. The hen house is small and only used for poorlies, but I’d be happy to get a small plaque for the house if you think Colin’s father would like this too.

The remaining money isn’t yet allocated, although I feel inclined to say our next newsletter or poster print run would be appropriate as Colin helped me so much on this side of things. "

So... looks like the money is being put to good use.... I'll have a word with Jane and try to find our where the centres is, so that we can maybe pay a visit ;)


Oh, and we've raise over £2500 now, if you include GiftAid!!
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Postby red » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:16 am

That's excellent :ok:

Good to hear it's being put to use, thanks for the update Caz :-)
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Postby spike. » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:01 am

fanatstic news, the plaque is a nice touch.

Hope to get there at some point! :)
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Postby crystalpuma » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:09 pm

Wow we did well guys (and everyone else who donated) :D

Still think about Colin every day...hope he knew how much I cared for him...
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Postby zara#014 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:25 am

Just recieved a packege this morning from Moto (Colins father)

a couple of days ago he sent me his remaining 2 stickers which I am passing on to my dad to display in his lorry and Andy who will both also be making donations soon as they werent sure how to...

Took me ages to open the parcel as I knew what it was from the address on the envelope and couldnt stop shaking :( and I still cant.. its brought it all back and set me off again :cry:
just some small things but means alot having some of his possessions to keep and remember him by along with all of the happy memories...

however, it made me smile how Colin did keep some crap as im sure we all do.... typical Col! :)

Love ya man!
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Postby bee » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:04 pm

i've never met Colin but he sounds like a proper legend and a true ford lad, my sypmthy goes out to everyone that new him and his friends and family.

rip fella
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Re: Colin Yamamoto

Postby Glenn_ » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:27 pm

Sad news about Colin.

With me being new to Ford Puma ownership was Colin something to do with the Ford Puma owners club.
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Re: Colin Yamamoto

Postby Dal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:19 pm

Colin was just about the most enthusiastic owner you could ever wish to meet.

Coupled with the fact he was also extremely generous with his time, knowledge and humour meant he is still sorely missed.

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Some pictures of his Pumas here:

http://gallery.projectpuma.com/album_ca ... 4aa13aa645
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Re: Colin Yamamoto

Postby spike. » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:06 pm

I'm in the process of getting Colin's windscreen sticker recreated, as many of us have changed cars, and the old ones don't transfer..

More news soon
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Re: Colin Yamamoto

Postby red » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:05 am

I hope that if my FRP is still alive that it's still sporting the window sticker :)

Colin was involved with every UK Ford Puma club created since the launch of the car I believe. You'd be able to mention his name on any of them still and people will know who you're talking about.

As Dal says he was super enthusiastic about Pumas and was always willing to lend a hand, advise and humour.
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