Telethon Ripoff

9 Aug

This is just a quick post exposing NPBHS as a major-ripoff when it comes to fundraising.
Students were told that there was going to be a mufti day to raise money for the Telethon and Kidscan – $2 per student. Being 1300 students at New Plymouth Boys’ High School, thats talking a lot of cash! I remember talking to someone about it, and how I was looking forward to the school donating a mass-amount to such a good cause that wasn’t sport or IT or any crap like that.

Imagine my shock when head boy, William Tennent was on TV this morning, with a cheque for $500 for Telethon. They were all so happy to have raised such a “big” amount of money – what total bullshit.

Here’s what went down on air:

Jessie (Host): “Now william i think you’ve got something for us?”
William: “We’ve got a check here for $500 to the big night in!”
Jessie: So how did you guys raise; raise the funds?”
William: “Well we heard about the good cause so we thought we’d do our bit and raise a mufti day”

Do our bit? What a joke. The school would have raised at least $2000 (1300 students at $2 each) – yet only donated a very small amount of that money. So where the hell is the rest of it?! Kept as “administration costs”, “sport trips” or “upkeep of the school”?! Bullshit Boys High. When you are organising a FUNDRAISER, usually ALL the money raised goes to the bloody cause or charity!!

A friend of mine complained about this on Facebook, changing his status to:
“Boys High is a rip off out of around $2600 that we raised at mufti day on thursday for the telethon they only gave $500”

Student council member Matt commented:
Student Council money doesn’t raise itself guys.
WOAH. No way we students thought NPBHS planned on keeping such a large chunk of the cash! That is some serious misconduct there; again, you don’t plan a fundraiser and keep 3/4 of the cash!!

Hayley complains:
Why are The keeping the money for themselves?!?
What are they using the Money for?
Grr Not Pleased … even though I dont go to Boys High BUT still.

Mark also complained:
They could have at least donated half the money not 1/5 of it. Who made that desicion anyway?

Matt slinkily replies:
I guess the Student Council probably decides.

Not good enough. Not good enough at all – I hope the media rips into this because this is not acceptable.


11 Responses to “Telethon Ripoff”

  1. Eszter 9 August, 2009 at 9:17 PM #

    wow that is shocking!

    • Kyle 9 August, 2009 at 9:19 PM #

      i know, and i will not be letting this go in a hurry. its diabolical.

      • Eszter 9 August, 2009 at 9:20 PM #

        good on you! i always knew schools scammed students and parents. what a rip off.

  2. officialnathan 9 August, 2009 at 9:24 PM #

    About $1500 unaccounted for? It sounds like a HUGE scam to me. I find it hard to even imagine an excuse as to why they paid 1/5 of fundraiser money to the charity it was ALL supposed to go to…Keep me up to date with what happens. I’d be very interested in what their excuse is.

  3. Mitch 9 August, 2009 at 10:51 PM #

    Saw this live and thought it was a little shit. The Student Council would just say the money went in their sports fund, as they usually do. Macdaddy (if he does know) will argue anyone down who chooses to disagree.

  4. Jacob 9 August, 2009 at 11:27 PM #

    trust NPBHS to do that! you should contact the news paper (anonymously)

  5. Rowan 9 August, 2009 at 11:45 PM #

    I saw a Tweet from you about it earlier. Also saw it live on TV. Was actually looking to see if you were there! That’s a really poor show, for them to keep back so much money.

  6. Gabrielle Cole 10 August, 2009 at 7:51 AM #

    Thats shit. Take the council down for that. People need that money you got in the mufti day. what a load of bull…..

  7. Seth 10 August, 2009 at 10:21 AM #

    Yeah, my comment is in there, it is a total scam!


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