Anonymous donation of £500 to Porthleven skate park project

Wow, just wow. People are amazing. Getting home late last night from work, I did not open the previous days mail. This morning I opened the said mail whilst drinking a coffee and to my utter surprise one letter, without a stamp, contained £500 in £20 notes with a short note saying:

“Please find enclosed a small donation for the skate park project. Sorry it is not much but every little helps I suppose.”

This is truly magnificent gesture of generosity. I thank you, I just wish I could shake your hand whoever you are.

People are just amazing!!

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19 comments

  • Mick Gray

    Sounds to me like an ulterior motive by someone, you being a Cllr.

  • Mick Gray

    I’m thinking Cllr Wallis is a tad naive, I’m betting in a day or two or week or so someone will ask for a favour from him as a Cllr, no one gives that type of money away without wanting something in return.

  • Appalled Reader

    I think the comments by Mick Gray are horrible, unkind and untrue. I hope the person who donated the money doesn’t read them because I’d think they’d be very hurt, and no it wasn’t me. Cllr Wallis isn’t naive either. Why do some people always look for the worst in someone. Wouldn’t be surprised if it knocked someone’s confidence in doing anything nice in future.

  • Appalled reader

    Was my comment not acceptable in reply to Mick Gray. It says three comments but when I click on comments only two come up?

  • Mick Gray

    Ive just thought of something else Cllr Wallis might like to ponder on, you say the envelope had no stamp, so if it was hand delivered how did the person know you were out, they were probably hoping you’d be in and see them so that when they ask for a favour you’d know it was them. Watch this space. No one gives money like that away without an ulterior

  • Appalled Reader

    Mick Grays comments are awful, if I was the person that gave the money which I’m not, id never do anything what I thought was a nice thing to do ever again. I feel really sorry for the person that donated it if they do read Mick Grays comments. I only knew about the skate park by reading this blog so if the person that gave the money knows about it by reading this blog then they’ll be reading Mick Grays awful comments. If Id given that type of money id want recognition for it and id give my name so people like Mick Gray would have to face me with their nasty comments. It must be horrible not being able to defend yourself against comments that see the worst. I hope whoever gave the money doesn’t read his comments.

  • Andrew Wallis

    I feel I should reply. It is a great pitty people think there is always an alternative reason why someone wants to help. I am really grateful to whoever has donated this large amount of money. Not for personal gain, but because they wanted to help. I have been involved in helping to raise money for many projects, and never has someone given money because I am a Councillor, but because they wanted to help. Nor has anyone ever said to me, I gave you money, you must now help me.

    And for the record, I woud like to give my sincere thanks to whoever was kind enough and donated this money. The group behind the project are over-the-moon with the gift.

  • Caroline

    Well Mick Gray, so much cynicism. I’m sure you’re be pleased to know you upset the person that donated the money (and it wasn’t me, before you jump to anymore wrong conclusions)
    The person that donated the money is a little bit more intelligent than you give them credit for. They checked the council website to see when the next meeting was at County Hall that Cllr. Wallis would be in attendance, and that guaranteed he wouldn’t be at home, so I’m afraid that blows your theory out of the water about the person wanting to be seen. You’re completely wrong about the person, and they’re a much nicer person than me because despite you upsetting them it wont stop them helping where they can in the future. If it was me I wouldn’t.

  • Steve

    That’s an unusual thing to do, must be someone that’s got a lot of trust in a Cllr.

  • Steve

    I have to say I wouldn’t stick that amount of money through a Cllrs letterbox, makes you wonder why they didn’t just tell you who they were. You should ask them to say who they are because you could claim gift aid on it then as a named tax payer.

  • Steve

    Have you considered it could be money from proceeds of crime and that’s why the person wants to remain anonymous.

  • Caroline

    Steve, the person who donated the money and no it’s not me before you get anything else wrong, is justifiably upset by your comment. I think its mean putting ideas like that into Cllr Wallis’s head, and its made the person that donated it unhappy. If I was the person that donated the money id tell you who I was and prove you wrong but they won’t do that so you can carry on thinking the worse. And yes they do have a lot of trust in Cllr Wallis because they’ve no reason not too. I’m the only person who knows who donated the money and I’m not breaking that persons trust but ill just say you’re so wrong and I hope you’re happy you’ve upset someone.

  • Appalled reader.

    What does your comment bring to the blog post Steve? Unkindness and untruths.
    I can’t begin to think how the person who thought they were just trying to help must feel if they read your comment.

  • Steve

    My comment brings my opinion to the blog post. I’m sure Andy has allowed everyone else’s opinions in the past. If the person that gave the money can’t take a bit of criticism then maybe they shouldn’t remain anonymous. If it’s all above-board then if they weren’t anonymous they could gift aid which would add more to the money which would make sense.

  • Appalled Reader

    I check this blog post everytime I read a new blog post and I don’t like the latest comment by Steve, I’ve heard that Cllr Wallis doesn’t always allow everyone their opinions on here in the past so presumably its a matter of opinion what your comment brings to the blog post even if it does seem unfair to me, and why wouldn’t the giving of money be above board, what’s your problem with anonymity. How nasty just to only think about adding more money to it by gift aiding it and how unkind to say the person (no it wasn’t me) should take criticism just for being anonymous. Id think your comments are all the more reason for the person who gave the money to remain anonymous.some of us have work to do so ill leave you to your unkind comments. If I was the person that gave that money id be disgusted with your comments.

  • Andrew Wallis

    Just for information, nearly all comments get posted, apart from those which break the site rules and / or would be of libellous nature. Other than that, they get posted.

  • Anonymous

    I have read all the comments below over the weeks with continued great sadness, and would if I may, like to address each one.
    I feel I am being backed into a corner and forced to post when I did not want to, and I continually feel like I have done something wrong even though I try to tell myself I have not. Some of these comments I have read remain on the back of my mind most all the time. I am sorry if I have caused anyone any inconvenience or problems, that was not my intention.

    Mick Gray- I have no idea who you are, but I have no ulterior motive at all, I simply wanted to help in some small way for a project that I feel is worthwhile to Porthleven. You say Andrew is naive, I do not believe that to be the case at all.
    I did not want to be seen delivering the money or it would defeat the object of being anonymous. I knew Andrew was out at the time simply because his car was not there! I do not normally hold with anonymity but in this case I feel I am perfectly justified.

    Appalled Reader- I have no idea who you are but thank you for not criticising me in your comments. You are wrong though about Andrew not allowing people their opinions, he has always been fair in posting comments.

    Caroline- I have no idea who you are and I have no idea why you have claimed to know me and claimed that I told you who I am and what I was doing because that is simply not true, and your comment is not true at all. No one knows as I have told absolutely no one and there were no witnesses, the reason I knew Andrew was out was because his car was not there.

    Steve- I do not consider it an unusual thing to do and why would I not trust Andrew, he has never to my knowledge shown any potential not to be trusted.
    I assure you the money came from a legal, moral and legitimate source.

    Finally. Andrew.- I am truly touched by the kindness in your comment. Thank you for passing the money on and I had absolutely no doubt that you would. I am sorry if I inconvenienced you in any way. Thank you for showing faith in your comment that I gave for the right reasons.

  • Anonymous

    Andrew. For the record, I am not a tax payer so I am sorry I cannot Gift Aid the money.

  • Andrew Wallis

    Thank you for this comment. Well said and you do not have to say who you are. Your kindness has touched those involved in the skate park.

    With you comment, I think I will close off all further posts on this subject. As everything that needs to be said, has.

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