Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bloggers for Charity

There are a couple of bloggers in the UK who have decided that it is time to give something back.  They are harnessing the power of individuals to effect change.  The same power that makes Kickstarter work.  The same power that makes our societies function.  It's the power of many individuals doing a little bit to make something great happen.

The details are on their page, but you can see some of it below.  I've also put them in the blog roll on the right.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that they are going to get way more volunteers than they can use, for the scope of the game they have planned.

This is from the first post on their blog:

The idea of this blog is too bring together wargamers and figure painters from around the world to collaborate on a giant charity project. The initial project will be run and organised by the four founders a brief description of these rogues is below.

The initial idea of running something for charity came from James of Exiles wargames painter, who wanted to see if anyone else would be interested in assisting him in a charity event at Triples 2014, and is heading up the clerical side of the project.

Mike of Mikes Wargaming & Modelling  a good friend of James and an excellent figure painter is helping with the running and organising

Andrew of Loki's Great Hall can be occasionally found helping warbases and has some contacts in the industry and will hopefully assisting in the terrain and making of the tables.

Kevin of Kevs wargames Cabin is a full time painter and best mate of Andrew, is on board to assist in the running and organising.

The whole venture will be run on a not for profit basis. We are aiming to raise as much money as possible over the coming year and have set up a donations account for this purpose which you can find in the top right side bar of this very blog. Please help us raise as much as possible for our chosen two charities this year, they are Men Matter and Help for Heroes, both worthy charities I am sure you will agree. We will of course be asking the wider community to help us achieve many targets over the coming months and if you can help us in any way please do step forward we will gratefully accept any help.

Anyone wishing to help can proudly display the Bloggers for charity logo on their own blogs, we only ask that you link it back to this site please.

We will be running a rather large skirmish game using Muskets and Tomahawks rules refighting the battle of La Belle Famille as a culmination of the event and raffling all the figures to raise funds for the charities mentioned.

Please take a moment to visit our generous sponsors who's links are below and will permanently appear in the right sidebar.

Thanks to the Generosity of Andrew Wilson at AW miniatures who has agreed to sponsor the project by supplying the miniatures we just have some final costs to be agreed. He will also sculpt new figures for the items we require that he does not currently have in his ranges. Again we just await the final details on this side of the support.

Martin & Diane at Warbases will be supplying all the figure bases for us, and some other ancillary items as required.

The next post will outline our full aims and hopefully we should have more details on the project.

They are also accepting donations through a button on their blog.  These are both worthy causes, and causes are always easier to support when they are harnessed through something you are passionate about.  I encourage everyone to at least take a look.

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