I’ve not taken part in my monthly board game visit to friends since the lockdown, nor been in a board game cafe, nor played cards or similar in a pub.
I have bought games, thanks to Kickstarter, and am looking forward to it being safe to start playing again.
At the most basic level, you collect a wee donation from friends or people turning up and then bundle that together for the charity.
However, you also sell refreshments, and Dementia UK will even send you a letter of authority so you can host a raffle and secure prizes for it.
It’s also possible to set up a JustGiving page to collect funds online and if you’re an actual play Twitch or YouTube streamer the combination fits well.
If you’re a gaming club or even a store, then there’s the potential for letting your local press know.
If you raise just £25, then an Admiral Nurse funded by Dementia UK can advise 20 different families who are coping with someone with dementia. £70 funds the nurse Helpline for two hours.
It’s worth registering at Dementia UK as they will send you a pack, and you can grab some simple digital assets online right now.
Dementia is a term that’s given to a range of neurological disorders. In fact, there are around 200 types, and a 2014 report said 850,000 people were living with it in the UK. 42,000 young people suffer from it.
Picture credit: Karthik Balakrishnan.
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