At Infinite Frontiers we're geeks. We have a passion for sci-fi, gaming, retro gaming, and everything in between and for over a quarter of a century we've been running fan clubs, conventions, publishing fanzines, software, running websites, and more.
In that time, we've done various charity fundraising activities for different good causes and raised thousands of pounds thanks to our supporters and those who have attended our events or supported us with sponsored activities we have done... but now it's personal.
Many of us on the team have been personally affected by cancer. Our coordinator, Simon Plumbe, recently learned that his mother has been diagnosed with the disease, his wife's mother passed away from it over 20 years ago and the lives of many of the rest of our team have been touched by it as well. Enough is enough and now we need to do everything we can - with YOUR help - to make a difference and try to bring a cure once and for all for this disease.
But what difference can just a few people make, you may ask? Individually maybe not a great deal, but geeks have a unique ability to come together as a community and this is why we're reaching out to you. We've been working with the geek community for 27 years and currently run three distinct communities and it's YOU we're looking to for help. Between you, we have over 5,000 Twitter followers, approaching 2,000 followers on Facebook, approaching 1,000 fans on Tumblr... a real presence on social media not to mention the thousands who visit our websites daily.
Just £1 from each of you is all we are asking. If you have ever enjoyed any of the work we have done please think about making a small donation, or more if you can afford it. Even better, if you could make this a regular donation. We have set a high target but we don't think this is an impossible goal to reach with all the people supporting us to help the work that Cancer Research are doing.
We're asking for donations so we can't offer rewards as you'd expect to see from a Kickstarter campaign or anything like that but for anyone who donates £10 or more to show our gratitude to the geeks out there, let us know a video game for the Commodore 64, Commdore 16, Vic 20, Spectrum, PlayStation Vita or Amiga and we'll try to review it on one of our websites.
You can donate here online or via SMS by texting RTRO89 £1 to 70070 (or any other amount you want to donate). Don't forget that if you're a UK tax payer to mention this when you donate and select the GIFT AID option too - this will add another 28% to your donation and help Cancer Research even further with their work!
If you want to know more about what we do, check out our websites at:-
Many thanks for all your support,
Simon Plumbe, Infinite Frontiers