New date for our game-a-thon, this is also International Tabletop game day.
Donations page is here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourgameathonhereford
Unfortunately due to the snow the Game a thon is postponed, we will announce a new date shortly. Thank you all again for your support.
In just over a week we are going to start our 24 hour board game-a-thon challenge. We have 7 hardy fools and 3 support crew all ready to go and fill my house to the rafters!
Please share and donate if you can. It is for a great cause.
Herefordshire Mind is our Charity for this year (until our birthday in July)
Our mega charity day is May 19th at the core. https://www.facebook.com/events/358455677932846/
Our last event in May 2017 raised over £525 https://www.facebook.com/events/267697156991655
We are attempting at 24 hour game a to on March 3rd, it could be interesting. the donation page is here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourgameathonhereford
We also have a mini charity game day on March 31st 12 hours gaming for a small donation of £2 to Mind https://www.facebook.com/events/164900904245291/
Overall I really want us to raise £1000 this year for Mind, any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
We are sticking to the same format, First Thursday at the Imperial and third Sunday at the Beer in Hand.
New years eve gaming party: https://www.facebook.com/events/382824485480225/
May 19th Mega charity day.
Our August Charity day was awesome, 27 players played games for nearly 12 hours and raised over £75 for Herefordshire Mind, this will go into the fund with the September Charity day and the big charity day next May, lets see how much money we can make it our second official year, can we beat £600!
Onto gaming events this month
Thursday 7th 18:30 onwards at the Imperial (For this month only we are in the main bar) https://www.facebook.com/events/126617724597631
Sunday 17th 15:00 onwards at the Beer in Hand https://www.facebook.com/events/126253701300425
Saturday 23th 11:00 12 hour of charity game day at the Imperial https://www.facebook.com/events/235224633649549
Also Dice and Decks Birthday party is on Friday the 15th https://www.facebook.com/events/1412822705500254
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