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Fundraising for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

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Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

We grant magical wishes to seriously ill children

Charity Registration No. (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479

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Donation incentive newsflash!

When you donate to AMIGATHON, please choose one or more incentives!

1. For each pound donated, Aaron and John will play one minute of a (non-explicit) Amiga game of your choice live on the marathon!

Current schedule can be found here:-

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gIAZdpTMjq5kKh35tJ2Gg9MiS9R1lMd4LMUxrUI_7po/edit?usp=sharing

2. Choose the next episode of Amigos! The game with the most donations will be Amigos episode 108.

3. Aaron Gets a Pie in the Face at 10pm

4. John Gets a Pie in the Face at 10pm

If we reach £1000, John and Aaron will play one bonus hour of miscellaneous retro games!

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Late on a Friday afternoon approaching a bank holiday weekend back in 1993 Commodore's chief financial officer, Colin Proudfoot, took an unexpected call from a lady from the ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ who was desperately trying to fulfil the dying wishes of a terminally ill boy. That wish was to be able to spend his rapidly dwindling remaining days on earth playing Amiga games on a computer his family couldn't afford to purchase themselves.

Colin pulled out the stops ensuring a gleaming new Amiga 1200 Comic Relief pack featuring the official charity game, Sleepwalker, arrived on his doorstep within two hours. Soon after his mother got in touch with Colin to relay the family's gratitude for the gift, along with the bitter-sweet news that her son had died the following week with a smile on his face doing what he loved most in the world.

To commemorate this touching act of kindness on the momentous occasion of the Amiga's 32nd birthday (23rd July), and hopefully make another child's dreams come true before it's too late, I'd like to pitch a rather strange, yet fitting fundraiser… a sponsored Amiga game review, and Amigos video cast marathon.

You can listen to the full story as told by Colin himself at the Amiga's 30th anniversary banquet in California by visiting www.youtu.be/BsCwbpKsjUM?t=1370

Beginning on 7th August, the challenge is for me to write a review/retrospective article a day for a week, or at least until I keel over at my desk, whilst Aaron and John will mark the event with a 12-hour AMIGATHON on Youtube!  (full details can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCSIgDTw1os).

The former may sound like quite a pitiful pledge now it's on the page in black and white, though given some of my previous ramblings (see www.everythingamiga.com/tag/dreamkatcha) have extended to 20 pages in length, blood, sweat and tears will be shed.

So if you’re sick of the sound of my voice, now's your chance to work me into the ground and shut me up for keeps. If on the other hand you actually enjoy my waffle (you never know, it could happen), you’ll get to read a heck of a lot more of it. Either way, everyone’s a winner!

Each and every contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated so get donating, and together we can change someone's brief, but no less significant life for the better, one review at a time.

Donations can be made through the Everything Amiga Just Giving page before, during or after the event, and as we won't be handling a penny personally, you can be sure none of it will be spent buying vintage Amiga gear from eBay!

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  • Colin reminisces at the Amiga's 30th anniversary banquet in California to a raptured audience
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