In episode 124, Gav took umbrage with an Indiegogo campaign launched by a lonely man called Tom who wanted £1,300 to go on 13 dates. Tom has taken all the info down from his funding page after receiving a lot of hatred from the internet, mostly directed at the fact that he was obviously a bit of a jeb-end. You can hear all about it in episode 124 as well as in today’s episode 126. The ordeal was also featured in an extensive Buzzfeed article.
After the episode, we tried to get Gav to go on a date with Tom so we pledged £100 of our Patreon money towards the campaign:
We started the Patreon as a way to make the podcast better and we thought sending Gav on a date with Tom was definitely a way of doing that.
The next day Gav was contacted by a PR company who was working with Tom on the campaign, and was told that Tom would be ending the campaign early and donating the money to charity. We said we were happy for that to happen but as Gav would no longer be getting a date with Tom, we wanted to donate the money ourselves and not leave it to Tom, who would probably give it to a charity that teaches baristas how to play ukuleles or some shit.
So, we’re donating the money to a charity that means a lot to us, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. They’re a fantastic organisation that has taken care of Matt’s girlfriend over the past 5 months. You can read more about them here, and if you want to donate yourself, check out a charity thing Matt is doing.
We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a good use of the cash. Thanks for continuing to support our nonsense.