It’s been a very interesting couple of weeks, I had a two enquiries to supply painted figures as prizes for two charities, Clash for a Cure and Wargamers all against Cancer (or WAAC). And quite frankly I’m honoured to be asked and will be making sure that whatever I do for them is full of my usual brand of awesome.
As a spot of publicity for both charities I thought I’d do a quick run through of who they are.
First up is Clash for a Cure
“Clash for a Cure started as the brainchild of Richard “Padre” Courtney in 2010 as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Using Privateer Press Warmachine and Hordes as the game format for an incredible tournament and having wonderful and talented miniature painters donate their time and incredible skills to paint individual models and complete armies for the raffle, which is the major fund raiser for the tournament. In 2011 Padre added Jimmy “Quadfather” Gollihar as co-organizer and added Wyrd MiniaturesMalifaux game to the tournament. At this time we also added “The Cog” a painting competition to Clash for a Cure. Clash for a Cure is fortunate enough to have wonderful sponsors who make swag bags and raffle items available for the entirety of the three day event. Very little of the prize support we have comes from fees or raffle ticket sales.”
This is a Clash for a Cure’s 4th year and it looks to be the biggest yet!
So if you’re near Kileen, Texas from the 12th to the 14th of September, then get down there and show your support.
Next we have something a bit closer to home in the form of the WAAC or Wargamers all against Cancer.
Started by David Wilkinson after a family member was diagnosed with cancer, WAAC will be a full 24 hours of all forms of the wargaming hobby over the 23rd and 24th of August in aid of Macmillan cancer support.
In Dave’s words
” Recently I have received the news that my mum has cancer. We are still waiting for the true extent of the cancer, but one thing that has been a great help to my mum and dad is the MacMillan Nurses.
They have come in like a whirlwind of help, information and pain killers and already I am grateful that they have been there.
With this in mind I would love to do something for them, supporting Macmillan while they support others.
Now I could have stayed in a bath of baked beans or gone running, but I am a wargamer and the wargaming community has shown they are a fantastic bunch (yes I am massaging your egos).
So here is what I am suggesting 24 hours of wargaming (this will include board games and MtG to painting) on the bank holiday weekend in August (23rd to 24th), but here is the catch I want it to be everywhere. Which means I need a lot of peoples help.
I want the whole community to get involved even if it is not the full 24 hours. With this in mind I will be contacting as many stores as I can to get them onboard.”
I paraphrased slightly so here’s the original
I will be offering either painted display figures or a voucher for my services as prizes in support of WAAC
If anyone would like to offer help to either of these fantastic charity events then either contact them through the links above or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass your details on.