Donation page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourgameathonhereford2
High quality Print HBG_24hr_Green_PRINT
A lovely game day with a record breaking 29 players, 3 new faces and a impromptu RPG session!
Summary of AGM, MInd is our charity again and we raised £1741.44 which is amazing and probably more than any of club in the country so we should be super proud!
The charity photos are up, the venue was sooo good, spacious, well lit and accessible!
We have just launched twitter and instragram so come and say hi
Facebook Page: Announcements and advertising https://www.facebook.com/HerefordshireBoardGamers/
Facebook Group: Hobby chat and Event management https://www.facebook.com/groups/Herefordgamers/
Facebook: Game arranger: Planning meetups to play games (online and in person)
Meetup: Event management
Instagram: Sharing photographs and the hobby. https://www.instagram.com/herefordbgamers/
Twitter: Announcements and hobby chat https://twitter.com/HerefordBgamers
Boardgamegeek: IMDB of board games.
It’s nearly our first official birthday as Herefordshire Board Gamers. We’ve existed for two years on Facebook and we have run three, annual charity days.
It’s been an amazing year. We’ve met over 16 times officially with several ad hoc sessions (here is a list of what we played on each session) and we’ve also had the largest and most profitable charity day yet. 48 players playing over 28 games.
I’m extremely proud of what we’ve created. We have well over 110 members, an active and supportive Facebook group, new friendships have been made, and are we are well on the way to having a full and active gaming community in Herefordshire. I am amazed and thankful for the support and enthusiasm from our members, without whom the group would be nothing.
As always I welcome your feedback and want this group to be a community, to support gamers and gaming the clubs in the area.
We also have 4 flags, a shield and a lizard!
What is next? Keeping doing what we do well. Play games and have fun
- Continue to run monthly game days on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Run 3 weekend long gaming sessions (10am to late). Relaxed gaming with no fuss. (Small suggested donation to charity to enter)
- 1 charity day to raise money and awareness for our chosen charity. This also serves as a recruitment drive for us as well. I will need all your help on this
- Continue £1 per night donation to play. We have minimal costs and have been breaking even but a small reserve is handy to pay for snacks, help support the costs or cover any incidents. This is the same basic format as last year, tweaking and improving things as needed. Costs for the charity day (printing etc) the flags and lizard were member donations.
What’s next? Grow the community and give back
With the groups’ blessing and support I would like to give something back to the wider community, by taking and teaching games into communities where they might help. Also there is the possibility to look for sponsorship for the club, if only to assist us with gathering prizes for our charity day and fundraising.
These two items I definitely need to hear the clubs views on. I’ve formed them into complete questions below with some supporting information.
What can the group do to help me?
Please join the newsletter. I want another method to communicate dates rather than solely relying on Facebook.
Continue to give me feedback, suggestions, volunteer to help, write blogs or even suggest and lead projects.
Hopefully we’ll see you all at our birthday party on 6th July