DVD Times Charity Drive
We've closed the fund raising now and have managed to raise £619.65. We'll be making a £620 donation to Amnesty International later this week.
Thanks to everyone who supported the DVD Times charity drive. Next time we'll join up with the Forums charity drive and have a joint fund raising campaign.
We also managed to raise over £2200 for the DVD Forums supported charity - Leukaemia Research, so all in all we've managed to raise a hell of a lot of money in the last few months.
We're now up to £605.58. Keep the donations coming! We've got two weeks left to raise as much as possible.
We're fast approaching Christmas and so far we've only had a few donations - with our initial starting point of £500, we're now just approaching £550.
Now is the time to donate - if you have any DVDs you don't want then use the Donate-a-DVD Forum in the DVD Forums and specify that you want the discs to be sold to support the Amnesty International fund. We're also collecting discs ourselves to put into a big auctionable package - so if you have any discs to spare and can send them to us please drop Andy Worth an email with the details and specify that you want your discs to support Amnesty International.
We're also donating money raised through people signing up to any of the DVD Rental sites here. We're going to continue to collect until the middle of January at which time we'll total everything up and make our final donation.
We are now accepting direct donations to the DVD Times Charity Drive for Amnesty International. At present, we can only accept donations via PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address. Credit card payments via PayPal are accepted.
If you have a few pennies in your PayPal account, or can spare a little money any and all donations will be appreciated. We are still after other fundraising suggestions, so if you have any please let us know in the comments below.
After a week of voting, DVD Times' chosen charity is Amnesty International. Visitors to The DVD Forums chose Leukemia Research, so in a slight change to our plans we will be supporting both organisations.
Our charity pot has a starting point of £500 and we will soon be asking for your suggestions with regards to fund-raising ideas.
This Christmas, in association with The DVD Forums, we are going to be donating a sum raised by you, our readers to a charity nominated by visitors to both sites. We've just made a donation of £600 to Cancer Research UK as a result of the last DVD Forums charity drive and we want to top that this Christmas for the chosen charity.
We have taken your nominations and put them into a poll over there on the left. Once you have picked your favourite charity from those listed, place a vote and we'll take the DVD Times and DVD Forums votes and combine them to chose our supported charity for this Christmas.
The NSPCC and Cancer Research UK were omitted as they have received donations from us in the past.
The nominations are as follows (with thanks to maddogsuk on the forums):
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Help the Hospices
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Cystic Fibrosis Trust
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Children's Hospice South West
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Anthony Nolan Trust
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World Wildlife Fund
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ChildLine is the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night. ChildLine's counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out.
Age Concern supports all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. We provide essential services such as day care and information. We campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.
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