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#1 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 20:18

Firstly I would like to thank all of our members for their kind words over the past few days especially since we found out Owen Jones was a registered member 'GreatOJ', as usual the Everton family draws together at times of loss and I'm sure you would all be willing to help the family in any way you could at this sad time.

The team here at ToffeeTalk have decided we would like to add our tribute to the young blue and pass on our condolences to Rhys's family Melanie, Stephen and Owen Jones.

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I would like to extend to you all the opportunity to make a donation to the ToffeeTalk fund for Rhys. Over the next few days I will accept donations via PayPal and at the end of the week purchase something on behalf of us 'Thinking Evertonians' as a small gesture to the family. It takes a few minutes to set up a PayPal account if you don't already have one and a credit / debit card to enable a cash payment from your bank account into PayPal and then make a deposit into our collection.

Anybody who is interested in donating to the collection can do so by going to the send money tab in their paypal account and entering the following email address.

gt4dd102@hotmail.com

Enter the amount below, select GBP - Pounds Stirling & check the Service/Other option before continuing with the transaction until completion.

Any amount you can afford would be greatly appreciated, we understand everybody has differing levels of expendable income and please do not feel bad if you cannot afford to. This collection is on behalf of all members here at ToffeeTalk in memory of a fellow blue whose life was tragically cut short by mindless violence.

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We would also like to invite suggestions for a suitable purchase preferably something, which could be kept by the family, and if we collect enough I will also arrange some flowers to lay outside the Fir Tree pub in Croxteth with all the other tributes.

RIP Rhys a fellow blue taking his place amongst the rest of our departed friends but such a waste of a young life!
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#2 Everton_Worshiper

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 21:32

Gladly donated to the toffeetalk collection.
I hope it goes some way to help ease the pain of what the family are going through.
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#3 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 22:10

Many thanks for the donations so far but dont forget we need some inspiration for how best to spend the cash so stick up your ideas please peeps.
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#4 MikeO

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 22:50

I'm very glad this is happening and much appreciate your efforts Liam. Difficult to know what to give but an idea I ran past a few people earlier on...not a religious person at all but....thought maybe an Everton keepers shirt, signifying that he's in safe hands now. Quite prepared to accept it if people think it's a stupid idea, but it's all I can come up with at the moment.
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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 22:53

Keepers shirt with the words " IN SAFE HANDS " - Toffetalk ?

I too will organise myself in regards to pay pal & donate sometime today my time .
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#6 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 23:10

I like the keepers shirt idea please keep them comming tho people.

I thought maybe one of those panoramic views of Goodison (I like them alot ;) ) an I could get a little plaque made up to fix to it with a memorial inscription of some kind (theres a trophey shop / engravers just by my work).

Again like Mike just offering up an option the more ideas we get the more fitting the tribute will be.

Owww just had a cracker of an idea, a company who do some laser cutting for me cut me a 15" high stainless steel everton badge the other day as a little thank you maybe I could get them to do one of those with "in memory of Rhys Jones, toffeetalk.com" instead of nil satis nisi optimum. Just another idea for the pot!
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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 23:22

what about a framed everton shirt wiht on the back Rhys 4 Ever, with a little plaque at the bottom

i will donate some money on friday.

This is a very good cause.
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#8 Romey 1878

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Posted 28 Aug 2007 - 23:32

I havn't got a clue what you could buy but I've donated mate

How much has been raised so far?

Edited by Romey 1878, 29 Aug 2007 - 00:33.

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Posted 29 Aug 2007 - 09:05

Think its a bit early to enquire about the total yet, couple of weeks down the line Maybe.

Just posted to bring it back to the top. ;)
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#10 Blue 250

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Posted 29 Aug 2007 - 14:19

Just a thought!.....Wont Everton be doing quite a bit behind the scenes to perhaps
help the family?And surely all the shirts and boots etc left by the players will be
passed on to Rhys's family.Obviously an Everton link to anything that will be
arranged through Toffee Talk would be nice.....but perhaps their house will be full
to overflowing with Everton items!

Ok some have had some nice thoughts on here....and What else could you possibly
get?I can't think of anything.

I did wonder if we could contact Rhys's brother Owen....on here as he is a member,
just to see if he could perhaps come up with something unique about Rhys that you
could then use to help select an appropriate item.

Happy to donate,please keep us informed.
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#11 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 29 Aug 2007 - 14:41

All the info you need to donate is in the original post and suggestions for a suitable purchase are still being invited so rack your brains Evertonians.
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Posted 29 Aug 2007 - 18:19

Finger in the air....but how about some kind of time capsule dedicated to Rhys? Or at least some items to be put in there??
Not sure how you would go about organising one though...?
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 06:51

I'd like us to donate a cup/trophy for Liverpool County FA called the Rhys Jones Memorial Cup and invite u11s squads to compete for it.
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 07:39

I'd like us to donate a cup/trophy for Liverpool County FA called the Rhys Jones Memorial Cup and invite u11s squads to compete for it.


Thats a fuckin excellent idea but wouldnt we have to buy in big time and organise events every year and stuff? I don't know how the kid's football thing works but it could be a massivly fitting tribute.

I work with a bloke heavily involved in kids footy so I'll get some info off him!

Just had an afterthought maybe the 'Rhys Jones memorial player of the season trophey, in association with ToffeeTalk.com' for his football team in Croxteth!

Edited by GoldfishMemory, 30 Aug 2007 - 07:43.

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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 07:48

You leave it to the organisers of the league they will fit it in with their fixtures, probably Rhys's brother OJ will be able to tell you which league Rhys's team played in. You just Donate the trophy to the LEAGUE explain what its for, what you want to call it, and they do the rest.

What a brilliant Idea Louis.
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 18:03

I'd like us to donate a cup/trophy for Liverpool County FA called the Rhys Jones Memorial Cup and invite u11s squads to compete for it.

Nice idea!.........Will keep Rhys's name alive.In years to come the future u-11's will
want to know about the boy the trophy is named after.
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#17 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 18:06

I'm looking into how it would work I'll let you all know what I find out when I'v got some info.
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 19:23

Yeah sounds a very good idea...nice one!
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 22:08

ive only just now found this thread, some excellent thoughts, my parents are thankful of all collections, as for rhys' football team i am not sure whether they are continuing to play as the manager/coach and players have all been greatly affected, thankyou again for anything that you have/might do,

Owen
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Posted 30 Aug 2007 - 22:23

Hi Owen!......Nice to see you on here.

Hope you have seen that this and other Everton forums are still thinking of Rhys.
You and your family are doing him proud.......keep it up mate!
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Posted 01 Sep 2007 - 23:40

All our thoughts are with you Owen and your family. This is a fantastic idea and perhaps maybe Everton themselves could get involved in this and perhaps provide some ideas and help with deciding how to use the money collected to remember Rhys.
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Posted 02 Sep 2007 - 10:25

Just added my contribution.

Obviously not a toffee but some of the ideas on here are excellent, having 3 small children myself my heart goes out to Rhys' family.
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Posted 02 Sep 2007 - 18:46

Thanks for sorting this, it's a great idea.
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Posted 03 Sep 2007 - 18:18

Any news mr fish?
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#25 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 18 Sep 2007 - 12:13

To update everyone the ball is rolling on a plan which we will disclose when we have finished comunicating with the relevant people but for now I just wanted to take this chance to thank everyone who has made a donation and also remind anyone still wanting to donate that the collection is still very much open.

So thank you all for your support & if you are still looking to make a donation the details are below,

Anybody who is interested in donating to the collection can do so by going to the send money tab in their paypal account and entering the following email address.

gt4dd102@hotmail.com

Enter the amount below, select GBP - Pounds Stirling & check the Service/Other option before continuing with the transaction until completion.

Any amount you can afford would be greatly appreciated, we understand everybody has differing levels of expendable income and please do not feel bad if you cannot afford to. This collection is on behalf of all members here at ToffeeTalk in memory of a fellow blue whose life was tragically cut short by mindless violence.


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Posted 26 Sep 2007 - 20:37

I'm not sure if you already know this but an official "Rhys Jones Memorial Fund" has been set up with the support of Rhys' family. They hope to build a community centre to be named after Rhys.

You can donate at: www.lcvs.org.uk
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Posted 05 Mar 2008 - 23:41

Before I'm banned, I want to say...

God bless this poor little boy that was taken from the city, from your club and from his family. Thoughts and love to all concerned.
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Posted 17 Apr 2008 - 18:17

the accused killer was in court today with 5 other people who helped him. Hope they throw them in solitery confindment and throw away the key.
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Posted 25 Apr 2008 - 12:28

there is a video link from the court today i think
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Posted 25 Apr 2008 - 12:30

one of the lads i knew from school he was in me form in year 7 ******** and i used to play footie with ****** if its the one i am thinkin about anyway made up they are goin down hopefully we will see who they are and that through the video link

Edit: Can't name names mate.

Edited by MikeO, 25 Apr 2008 - 14:19.

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#31 MikeO

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Posted 30 Jul 2008 - 09:30

http://www.freewebs....rrhys/index.htm
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Posted 21 Aug 2008 - 16:23

RIP Rhys Jones.

Blue and Red, Liverpool united when it comes to something like this.

Did they find the persons responsible then?
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