• Bordersdown Charity Drive 2012

    It's time to do a bit Giving. All you need to do is donate to a charity which you might have otherwise spent on a game. Or an evening out drinking. Or other addictions.
    So go ahead and dig deep everyone.

    There are 3 charities to choose from.
    1. WPF Therapy - NOW CLOSED - PLEASE USE OTHER 2 OPTIONS. Affordable counselling or psychotherapy for people who cannot find suitable NHS provision (proposed by me)
    2. British Stammering Association - Speech therapy and support for kids and adults that stammer (proposed by a forum member)
    3. MacMillan - Cancer care and support (proposed by a forum member)


    Anyone donating to any of the 3 charities via the links below can get a mention in the charity shout thread: you must include a message via the donation tool, including your forum name in the message.

    When you donate 25 or more to any of the charities (and include your forum name in the donation tool message), you will be given a specific charity funky username colour and the abililty to choose a short text/link signature.

    Finally, when you donate 100 or more, you can request a spot on the homepage and forum landing page with a link to the webpage of your choice (assuming it abides by forum rules). Links will be ordered by donation size (not shown). The links should remain till Q4 2012, but may be removed at any time at my discretion etc. etc. The incentives will be actioned manually (no automation).

    On April 22nd 2012, I ran the Virgin London Marathon for WPF Therapy.
    I've never raced more than 6 miles before, so 26 was scaring me!
    After 18 weeks of gruelling training, I did a great first half, but my thighs seized up and I had to hobble the remaining 11 miles. Still finished in 4:11:08 though (an hour slower than target). From forumites and other people I know, we raised ~1500 which was fantastic.

    About the 2012 charities:

    WPF Therapy seeks to provide affordable counselling or psychotherapy for people who cannot find suitable NHS provision, and who cannot afford private therapy. The charity provides a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) on a sliding scale depending on income as well as a wide range of accredited training programmes

    British Stammering Association provides support to all whose lives are affected by stammering. We work to prevent stammering through early intervention, provide the optimum support for pupils who stammer and offer, through our helpline and website, information and a listening ear to adults and parents of stammering children.
    Donate to British Stammering Association

    Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
    Donate to Macmillan

    At the end of 2012, the charity usergroup will be deleted in readiness for any 2013 charity activity.
    In Q4 2012, the homepage and forum link spots will be wiped in readiness for any 2013 charity activity.
    Suggestions for 2013 charities may be requested near the end of 2012.

    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      I'm looking forward to Twisted Metal. However, I won't buy it Day One for 45. I'll be patient. Once it hits the 20 mark, I'll pick it up and donate the 25 I saved

      If everyone held off on one title and donated the difference, the World would be a a better place
    1. EvilBoris's Avatar
      EvilBoris -
      50 for Macmillan. Done
    1. charlesr's Avatar
      charlesr -
      So far this year between BordersDown readers and my friends/relatives, we have raised a little over 1300 for WPF Therapy.

      BordersDown readers have raised 25 for Stammering.

      BordersDown readers have raised 170 for Macmillan.

      Well done everyone!

      I have changed the incentives, so now anyone donating 25 to any of the listed charities will be given the orange donator usergroup.