To everyone on the Care2 Network:
I've only just been told that the alert I received was a nasty hoax, and am now mortified that I forwarded it to all my Care2 friends. I actually had no way of checking on it before I sent it off, like I do with hoax e-mails, and if you know how to do this for any future alerts of this kind on Care2, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible [if I'm still in the Care2 circle of friends].
This is a public apology to Laura Norris and everyone - because if this was indeed a hoax e-mail I certainly don't want to be responsible for causing distress of any kind to Laura - it was in good faith that I forwarded it on, as I never ever expected anyone on Care2 to be devious and nasty!
As a result, I am now sadly prepared to withdraw myself from Care2, as it seems I've "blotted my copybook", and would hate to be responsible [albeit in innocence] for this sort of thing happening again.
Laura: I apologise most sincerely to you!!!
Maria O: I do hope this answers the questions in your message to me this morning.