Sunday, November 13, 2011
Welcome to the launch of the newest fandom fundraiser. We wanted to launch it today, for obvious reasons, but you'll need to bear with us for a short while as we pull this whole thing together.
For a long time now I've looked at the various fundraisers going on in the fandoms and thought that, as fantastic as they all are, that it would be great to support a UK based cause. With this in mind, we have chosen to support our servicemen and women by supporting Help for Heroes and The Poppy Appeal.
It's been over a year since this idea first emerged; twelve months in which our lives took over and this project took a back seat for a while, but also twelve months in which, as of 10th November, 2011, another 44 British soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan, and, as of 15th October, 2011, 288 more were admitted to field hospitals after being wounded in action.
We ask you all to take a look at the Help for Heroes and Poppy Appeal website to see the full extent of what we are hoping to help a little with. We would also like to here if any relevant stories to this that you, as a fandom, can share with us as to why this cause is important to you. There will be a page set up here for these stories, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share.
This will work in the usual way, we ask any authors out there who would like to donate a piece to the compilation that we will put together, to sign up (form for this to follow), and anybody who wishes to support us, to make a donation to Help for Heroes or The Poppy Appeal and present us with the receipt, to receive the compilation.
This is open to all fandoms, as well as original pieces of fiction. Please, please help us to spread the word about what we are doing. You can find us on Twitter here: @fandom4heroes
Thank you for all of your support.
The Fandom For Heroes Team xx