There are many worthy causes in the world. Some help those in serious need, such as Bloggers for Charity. Others help to feed intellectual growth, and share the love we all have for this hobby. This post is about the latter.
Richard Clark, of TooFat Lardies is in the initial stages of developing an effort to aid schools in establishing their wargaming clubs. He notes that he was introduced to wargaming through a chance encounter with a Don Featherstone book in his school library. Of such small things is our community made. That first introduction is so important, and so much a matter of chance.
Rich's aim is to donate a copy of this book to school libraries that have historical wargaming clubs. Fifty years on from Featherstone's heyday, copies of his books, as well as Charles Grant and others have probably moved on from school libraries, and they probably never existed on this side of the pond.
The goal is for schools with clubs to contact Rich, who will then work with a list of donors to provide a copy of the book to the local school library. The publisher is providing the books at cost and there is no profit or advertising for TFL. This is pure charity.
Head on over to Lard Island and have a look, and think about whether your local school could avail itself of this.