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Closed 24/10/2016

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£855raised of £600 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £855 to help fund the running costs of Playtest UK and improve the group's website and logo.

    Location
    United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 24th October 2016

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    **Why is Playtest UK asking its members for donations at this time?**

    While Playtest UK is free to join, there are costs involved in running the group from Meetup.com fees to website hosting and stationery. We are looking for donations from our members and friends to help offset these costs for the next six months. Subsequently, our plan is to run a public Kickstarter campaign next year (and in subsequent years) to cover the annual running costs.

    In order to get in good shape for the Kickstarter, we are asking our members to support this JustGiving campaign for the next 30 days to raise enough funds to cover a new website, a new logo and the group’s costs during the next six months.

    Playtest UK has grown exponentially from one group with around 12 members to 16 groups nationwide (with more to come) and 1,700 members on Meetup.com. To manage this growth, we have recently created a management committee of volunteer members to oversee the operations and expansion of the organisation. We have also opened a Playtest UK bank account to ensure that we can put aside funds to support the public events we run around the country, and to enable new ventures as a community.

    We have never previously asked our members for money and there is no obligation to give this time either, but any money that you can spare will be gratefully received.
    (The minimum donation allowed by JustGiving is £2. You can choose to keep the amount and your name anonymous if you prefer.)

    **What are we fundraising for?**

    We are seeking to raise £600 to cover costs for the next 6 months and to improve various aspects of Playtest UK in preparation for an annual Kickstarter campaign in 2017.

    Current costs

    Meetup.com fees
    Website + hosting
    Stationery

    Improving Playtest UK

    New logo
    New website
    Replacement banners
    Support regional groups

    Thank you for your support

    www.meetup.com/Playtest
    www.playtest.co.uk
    www.facebook.com/groups/923245401027360/
    twitter: @playtestuk

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    • Playtest UK

      Playtest UK

      9 months ago

      Playtest UK

      Thank you to everyone who has supported us now and over the years. It's great to have a fund now to cover our costs and improve our website and logo. It is going to make such a difference to the organisation going forward. Cheers, Rob

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    9 months ago

    Playtest UK started crowdfunding

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    Supporters

    45

    • Michael Pambos

      Michael Pambos

      Oct 22, 2016

      A fantastic group run by fantastic people

      £20.00

    • Tony Carr

      Tony Carr

      Oct 21, 2016

      Playtest UK is providing excellent help encouragement and advice for all those game designers out there.

      £20.00

    • Dave Wetherall

      Dave Wetherall

      Oct 12, 2016

      Really pleased to support the great work of PlaytestUK

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 6, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 6, 2016

      £10.00

    • Andy Slaughter

      Andy Slaughter

      Oct 6, 2016

      My invaluable experience at UKGE 2016 would've been impossible without Playtest UK. The efforts of Rob and co have been vital to the development of my game. Thank you and keep up the good work.

      £10.00

    • Fabio

      Fabio

      Oct 5, 2016

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Playtest UK

    Playtest UK

    United Kingdom

    Playtest UK is a friendly community non-profit organisation for board/card game designers and playtesters that meet regularly in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Enfield, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh, Reading, Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and Dundee.

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