Aims


Gaming, fundraising and knowledge sharing community.

Our aim is to be a positive influence and “Be more than just a game night.”

Herefordshire Board Gamers is a gaming and fundraising community. Volunteer led and not for profit with aims to give back.

Supporting gamers and giving back to our community. We have raised over £17 000 in 6 years for charity (Mostly for Hereford Mind our chosen charity) by running 100s of free events, quizzes, raffles and more. During the height of the pandemic there were months when only a few days passed without some kind of event.

We have a free lending library of 500 games and jigsaws and our website contains guides and articles to support new gamers into the hobbies

Community:

To build and support our community, providing a welcome, inclusive space for everyone to play or run games and socialise wether in person or online.

To challenge loneliness and isolation and support the mental well being of our members.

Inclusion and accessibility

To provide and support gaming and socialisation for everyone by making our events and communities as inclusive and accessible as possible.

To recognise that our members are unique, and our community is built on a foundation of support and respect.

Education and support:

To share the wonderful hobby of gaming and all of its mental, physical and social benefits. To provide the games, tools, guides and support to inform, inspire and enable people to run their own inclusive events.

To challenge misconceptions and stereotypes

Charity and giving back:

To give back by raising money for our chosen charity.

To support gamers and the community by providing opportunities for members to assist in giving back.


Code of conduct:

Be Respectful, Be Fair, Be Supportive, Be Kind, Be Accepting. Be Yourself.
https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/code-of-conduct/


Evidence of us trying to live up to our aims:

Accessibility https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/accessibility-and-inclusion/
https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/6-month-look-back/
https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/lock-down-one-year-one-its-been-a-hell-of-a-year/
https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/13-month-look-back/ (Year 2 of Covid)
https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/charity/fund-raising-history/
AGM 2021 where we set out some of our goals