WHAT / WHEN?
This year's Raidathon kicks off at 8am CEST this Saturday, 18 October. Myself, my guild members and fellow gamers will endeavor to battle our way through all raids from Vanilla to Siege of Orgrimmar..... now that's a lot of raiding!
The event will have full coverage via one of many live streams. If you would like to watch then please head over to our guild site: http://www.carnage-inc.com/raidathon and check out the various PoV's and keep up to date with our progress.
I often get asked why we run raidathon, how did it all began? Well, back in 2010 my mum was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had to undergo major surgery to remove her kidney. Since then she has had two further operations to treat the recurrence of cancer in her bladder and I am pleased to say she is kicking cancers ass!! This is the hardest thing I have ever had to experience in my life, my mum is my best friend and the news really shook my world!
I wanted to do something to get my guild involved with fundraising as World of Warcraft has been a huge passion of mine ever since my partner Tapps brought me a battle chest back in 2009. Since then Carnage Inc has grown to be my WoW family and in 2011 we set out on our very first Raidathon which has since become an annual event.
HOW WE RAISE MONEY?
The awareness of Raidathon throughout the gaming community and the generosity of fellow gamers has allowed us to raise an amazing £4206 and counting for Cancer Research UK over the past 3 years.
Our goal from this years event is to raise £2000 and beyond. As with past years all participants have paid an entrance fee to kick start the fundraising. To help us reach our fundraising goal please head over to our official JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/carnageincraidathon2014 to make a donation. All money raised will go directly to Cancer Research UK via JustGiving*.
When making a donation please be sure to mention your in-game name and server, this will really help us to keep track of donations.
You can also help us by spreading the word to friends, family and guild mates by making a post on your guild website, updating your realid, Facebook, Twitter etc. If you would like to take part in Raidathon please contact us via the guild website: http://www.carnage-inc.com/contact or contact shell via realid: shell#2116.
On behalf of Carnage Inc I would like to say a few thank yous as without all your help and support Raidathon would not be possible;
-To Startym here at ManaFlask for once again agreeing to run our story.
-To the World of Warcraft Community Team @ Blizzard Entertainment Europe for helping us promote the event via the official World of warcraft Facebook page
-To Enjin for donating ultimate plan days and promoting the event via twitter.
-To all members / friends of Carnage Inc past and present who have taken part and contributed to making Raidathon a success
-And last but not least a BIG thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this article. Your support of Raidathon really does mean a great deal.
Shell (Guild Leader of Carnage Inc, Draenor EU)
*Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.