Sunday, April 27, 2008

Vectorzoa/Eurocon 2007 Donates £1000 to Starlight Charity

A little late, but well worth waiting for. All monies are now received from the 2007 Eurocon Charity Event Auction. Vectorzoa's Joust raised £713, and a further £45.21 from Jeroen and Martijn's items. I've added an extra £23 personal contribution which, after UK Gift Aid of 28% hits a massive £1,000! Thanks to all involved especially Mat and Pepijn for bidding high and Jon for identifying the charity in 2006.

If you wish to help the Starlight Foundation Brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children click here to read how and/or make a donation online.

I include the donation confirmation message below. Note the £781.25 is before Tax is credited.

Dear Mr Nicholson

Thank you very much for your donation of £781.25

On behalf of everyone at Starlight Children's Foundation, I would like to thank you for this generous gift which will be used to enhance the quality of life of our Starlight Children.

This year, Starlight will brighten the lives of over 500,000 seriously and terminally ill children by granting their wishes and by providing entertainment in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation caused by their illness. We are very grateful for your contribution: currently there are hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children waiting for their wish. Starlight receives neither government nor lottery funding and relies entirely on the support of people like you.

Thank you also for signing up to Gift Aid. This means that the Inland Revenue will pay an extra 28p to Starlight for every £1 donation you make. No further action is required by you.

It is only through the generosity of the public that Starlight is able to fulfil the wishes and needs of its Starlight Children. Your donation is a valued contribution towards the provision of that care and your support is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Neil Swan
Chief Executive

Starlight Children's Foundation
Macmillan House
Paddington Station
W2 1HD

Tel: 020 7262 2881
Fax: 020 7402 7403

Thanks again to all. - Alex (Vectorzoa)