Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thank you for Supporting the Fundraiser!

I woke up this morning and noticed that two more donations came through just after midnight. Thank you Danielle E for your kind donation, and Martha made her second donation, bringing our total up to £903! That is excellent my friends! Fundraising can be very difficult and challenging, and when there are other fundraisers begging for your attention and money, you are forced to decide which fundraiser deserves your money. So for those who felt that The Bike Experience, which is sponsored by Fassinating Fassbender, deserved your support, I humbly bow to you all and graciously thank you for your donations this year! Donors, look out for a special email later today.

The birthday announcement greeting has been sent off and Michael will receive it. All who donated have their name on the birthday greeting!

Tomorrow, on Michael's birthday, I will announce the winner of the raffle prize, so come back here and check it out!

Lastly, I look forward to helping TBE again next year, my support for them is even stronger now because of the personal messages I have received from donors. This is a unique charity and they feel especially compelled to help TBE because it is a charity that celebrates life and living for the moment!

Here is a screengrab of a thank you message from Talan and The Bike Experience!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Final Day of the Fundraiser!

ETA: Thank you Anonymous for your donation today, ever bit helps on this final day!
Thank you Hupsakeek for your second donation in this fundraiser. You pushed us past the crucial 50% raised milestone. Thank you!
Thank you Dianne S for your second donation pushing us just £5 away from the £600 mark!
Thank you Annagathe for your donation which helped us surpass the £600 mark as we wind down.
Thank you Blanca for your amazing end of the fundraiser donation of 300€!!!! And you did this last year too! Bless you!

Thanks to all the donors, we could not raise this money without your help! xoxo

Today is the last day of the Michael Fassbender birthday fundraiser in support of The Bike Experience! You have the entire day to make your final decision to donate and to have your name added to the fundraiser birthday greeting message to Michael. You'll also qualify for the grand prize raffle giveaway!

As of this moment, we have raised 47% of our goal, and I graciously thank everyone who has donated this year. A lot of people who participated in the first two years have not donated yet this year, so there's still hope for a last minute rally. In the 34 days of this fundraiser, I have tried my best to encourage anyone and everyone to donate whatever they could, and I think I have done the best I could. The Bike Experience is going to get some money that they would otherwise not receive had this fundraiser not been established. So for that, I'm happy that a select few in this gigantic fanbase believe in this fundraiser and the cause we support.

The winner of the grand prize will be announced this Thursday on Michael's birthday!

Please DONATE for the last day!

Thank you for donating in honor of Michael's birthday!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Last Two Days

Just two days remaining!

We are in the final two days of the 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser for The Bike Experience. With the nice donations over this weekend, we made it over the £500 milestone. At this point and time, it's clear we won't make our goal, but that's not for a lack of trying. The monies we have raised are going to a good cause, are greatly appreciated, and donated by the most compassionate Fassinators I know.

Thank you for donating, and thank you for planning to donate in these next important 48 hours!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Four days left

Saturday: Thank you Bek for your donation, you pushed us over £500! Woohoo!
ETA: Thank you Andrea for your Second donation! We appreciate it!

We're in the final stretch of the 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday fundraiser supporting The Bike Experience. You still have time to make your donation.

When it's all said and done, I thank each of the donors who embraced this fundraiser and desiring to be a part of a select group of fans who will join me in honoring Michael's 38th birthday!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Five Days Remaining!

ETA: Thank you Kendra R for your SECOND donation! Thank you, thank you!

With just five days left, it's my hopes that we can receive more donations. But if not, the people who have demonstrated the kindness to donate should be very proud! So far, 15 people have donated, and that means 15 people support The Bike Experience in their quest to help disabled people ride modified motorbikes to allow them to once again enjoy the thrill and freedom of riding a motorbike. Also, these 15 people want their name to be added to the birthday greeting to Michael, which he will receive on his birthday.

In these remaining days, if you want to be among this select group of compassionate supporters of Michael Fassbender and The Bike Experience, please do so soon. As in the past two years, there was a rally of support at the very end, so thank you in advance for planning to donate at the time that is most convenient for you!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just Six Days Left!

ETA: Thank you Gabriel for your $100 donation today! Woohoo!

If you have already made your donation to the 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser supporting The Bike Experience, thank you! If you haven't yet, please consider donating today before you forget. We have only 6 days remaining for you to have your name added onto Michael's birthday greeting from Fassinating Fassbender. Any amount you donate will qualify you for the grand prize raffle and have your name added to the birthday certificate.

Please Donate!


Monday, March 23, 2015

The Fassy Season is Upon Us!

It's Springtime and I need some cheering up today! There's nothing better than a picture of a tanned Michael, walking around in shorts and flip flops, and a Hot Tropic style Happy t-shirt! We are in our final week of the 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser supporting The Bike Experience and we definitely need your donations.

Do you want to have your name added to the FF birthday greeting to Michael for his April 2nd birthday which is just NEXT week? Just make a donation to our fundraiser and feel as good as the happy face on Michael's shirt! I especially encourage those who have donated in the last two years to again help out The Bike Experience. After two previously strong years, it's my hope that in these final 8 days, we can rally together and make our goal!


Friday, March 20, 2015

TGIFassy! 3.20.15

Thank you Dianne for your donation today! She sent me her donation via Paypal and I in turn posted it for her at JustGiving!

ETA: Sunday - Thank you Christine for your donation today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just 13 more days

We did not receive any donations for the St. Patrick's Day challenge, and that's ok. I was set to give out a surprise prize for whoever donated the most on that day. But alas, we still have 13 more days of the fundraiser, and whatever amount we end up raising, it will be greatly appreciated by The Bike Experience! I know Michael Fassbender is happy that we're raising monies for a worthy charity in honor of his birthday, so this happy smiling photo of Michael makes me happy and reminds me of the good we're doing for TBE.

I know this time of  year is uncomfortable for some Fassinators who aren't interested in the fundraiser, but just bare with us, it's just 13 more days.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Paddy's Day Birthday Fundraiser Challenge!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are just past the mid-point of our 3rd annual fundraiser supporting The Bike Experience, and I am grateful to the 11 people who have donated thus far (£317). I am hoping for some donations today in the spirit of St. Patrick's day, and the beautiful green island where Michael Fassbender grew up and lovingly calls home. I got the luck and the call of the Irish on my side because I'll be visiting Ireland again in late May!

So who's up for the challenge in making a St. Paddy's Day donation for TBE? Will there be one large donation, or a few small and helpful donations? We just need at least ONE donation today to make this one-day challenge a success! The fundraiser needs your help, and so does The Bike Experience!

Donate for St. Paddy's Day Challenge!

BTW, this cool on set image popped up on Reddit last night - Awesome!

Friday, March 13, 2015

TGIF 3.13.15

We're just a few weeks away from Michael's 38th birthday and there's still plenty of time for you to make a donation to support The Bike Experience. Thus far, we have raised £244 and have quite a ways to go to meet our goal of £1100! Thanks to Aimee and Andrea for their donations this week!

Consider this:

1. Your donation will make you feel great about supporting a wonderful charity.
2. Your donation will help The Bike Experience help more people this year.
3. You'll be among a fine and select group of Fassinators to contribute.
4. Your name will be added to Michael's birthday greeting, which he will receive!

If you're hesitant to participate in this annual fundraiser, ask yourself why. All it takes is a minimum donation of £5, and you can also make an anonymous donation if you don't want your participation made public on the fundraiser page.

I'm pleased with the donation pledges I have been notified about, and I'm greatly impressed with how committed some fans are in making their donations an annual event in which they are not hesitant to give. If you plan to donate, but it will be late in the fundraiser, thank you. But if you are scratching your head about if you should donate, please stop thinking about it and do it. You'll feel good, I promise!  Donate.


Weekend donations: Thanks Martha!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Slow West Film Festival Runs

Slow West won a prize at its first major film festival of year a month ago at Sundance, and the film is now headlining other festivals very soon. If you are lucky enough to attend the Omaha, Cleveland, and the Tribeca film festivals, you will be able to see Michael make like Clint Eastwood in Slow West. I love Westerns and based on reviews of Slow West, it has a different twist to it, but it's a bonafide Western. I think the main criticism, if you want to call it that, is that the film has a slow pace to it.  However, it does build up to some incredible shoot out scenes and the film has a high body count.

And speaking of things a little slow, we haven't received any donations in several days and we're running behind on our fundraiser pace from the previous two years. As we're heading into week two, we should be over the £200 mark, but we are holding steady at £184. I do know that we will rally in the final two weeks, especially in the final few days. But we need to maintain the course and appeal to as many Fassinators as possible to donate to the Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser supporting The Bike Experience.

I would welcome emails from people pledging to donate by the end of the fundraiser because that would help me gauge what to anticipate and how much more canvassing and promotion I'll have to do. Even if you can donate £5, that will help. If you're having difficulties making a donation on the Just Giving website, please contact me and I will help you.

Remember, when you DONATE, your name will go on the Michael birthday greeting notice that will be sent to him on his birthday, and you will be helping a charity that would really benefit from your donations. Thank you!

ETA: Thanks for your donation Aimee V! Thank you Andrea C for your donation today (March 11)!

Friday, March 6, 2015

TGIF 3.6.15

When Michael's birthday comes around, he should be on that sweet spot break period between filming two movies to celebrate properly. Meanwhile, as he's very busy filming 'Steve Jobs' in the San Francisco area, our birthday fundraiser is well underway. So far I'd like to thank Vera, April, Marjan, Stacie, Lalaine, Stephanie, and Emilie for helping us get off to a good start! We just need a little bit of help today or tomorrow to get us to the 20% range of funds. Please help if you can.

Some people may be hesitant to donate to this birthday charity because they are not interested in the cause, or they are concerned that The Bike Experience has not been officially endorsed by Michael Fassbender. A lot of fan communities for various celebrities tend to adopt the charity that a celebrity has publicly endorsed, and they use that same organization as a poster charity for birthday donation fundraisers. That is a great way to support charities and celebrity birthdays, and that is why these organizations love to be endorsed by celebrities - its the name brand of the celebrity that brings in a constant flow of money. Smaller and lesser known charities like TBE do not have the luxury of having a star to support them, so they rely on traditional ways of raising money, which can be challenging, emotionally stressful, and very difficult.

Michael Fassbender has never spoken about his favorite charities. I'm sure he has some, but that's personal information that he has kept to himself. Therefore, when it was suggested to me that instead of sending Michael tangible gifts for his birthday, we should make donations in his name to a charity, and thus the idea of the birthday fundraiser was born in 2013. Using Michael's favorite hobby of biking as a guidepost in searching for a charity that was related to motorcycles, that's when I found The Bike Experience. The organization was founded in 2012, and when I first contacted Talan, the founder of TBE, he just got finished watching Michael in Centurion. Talk about fate! And upon learning more about him and TBE, I knew this was the charity for us to adopt and support.

Thank you for considering donating today or very soon so that we can make our goal and help TBE continue the great work of helping disabled people ride motorcycles.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fassbender Outtakes 2014

These outtakes from a 2014 John Russo photo session featuring Michael Fassbender just suddenly popped up at Corbis. In what universe does a photographer EXCLUDE images of Michael Fassbender from the editorial process use of these photos? I hope you enjoy them and if you really, really like them, hey, why not make a donation to the Michael Fassbender Birthday fundraiser, like now! Danke!