OCC stalwart and budding Eddie Merckx has completed a 400+ miles cycling trip to explore the countryside of Northern Ireland and to sample sea cliffs on the Wild Atlantic Way. He is raising money for an education charity that has been running for 21 years.
“I start and finish in Belfast and hope to learn more about this city at election time when many questions are being asked about Northern Ireland and its future. My story will form the basis of a Cryptian article.”
Once again we’re calling on members to put pen to paper to provide an article for The Cryptian. The publication only survives on people taking part to provide content so if you feel you would like to contribute then please do contact me. It would be great to get some fresh and original articles for the next publication.
By changing the URL you use to access Amazon you could be donating 0.5% of the purchase price to the Bursary Fund every time you shop. So far, OCs have raised £75 with no effort required! Next time you are tempted to cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the bursary, think again and set up the the Amazon way – no blisters, no planning, no effort.
The simplest way to do this is to use the smile.amazon.co.uk from any PC, laptop or mobile device. If this is your first time there, you will be asked to accept cookies – I recommend not accepting all cookies and use the confirm my choice option. Annoyingly this takes you away from the page you want to be on, So, go back to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1094627-0 and select Start Shopping.
If you use the Amazon app on an Android phone/tablet you can set up smile.amazon in the Settings.
Check that you have the latest version of the Amazon app. Update instructions are here.
Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’.
Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn Amazon Smile on.
The instructions seem to suggest that it is the same for the iPhone/iPad app, but I don’t see it on my phone. Instead I have saved the page using “Add to home screen” from the share options. This saves the page you are looking at as a new “app” on your home screen (with the Amazon Smile logo).
Its been an interesting year, to say the least, in terms of the future of the Old Cryptians’ Club. We are still working through the implications of the 1539 Foundation for us and how that shapes the future of the club. Myself and Simon Smith, the Vice-President, had a good meeting with the head and the administrator of the foundation recently. It will help us look at how we can take the OCC forward and I hope to share those plans once we have an agreed position with the committee.
1) The club are looking for a business (or businesses) to sponsor the £500 cost for the 2022 Leavers’ Ties. If you feel you can help or would like more information please email email@example.com