As some of you may know, back in March 2011 (nearly a year ago), we announced SOS Africa as Conquer Club's first Official Charity. We've been wanting to partner up with SOS Africa, a U.K. based charity, and their President and Co-Founder Matt Crowcombe (AKA: Tactician) on an endeavor after that initial announcement, and I am pleased to say we have finally partnered up!
As we mentioned in that initial announcement linked above, SOS Africa is a terrific charity, empowering underprivileged African children through education, with a guarantee that all contributions and donations made go toward the education and welfare of the children they support.
Please check out these governmental links for more information about SOS Africa being an official and properly registered charity in the UK.
Charity Commission of the United Kingdom (Governmental website):
Charity Overview, Financial History, Compliance History, Trustee Contact Information and their latest financial report for download or view can be found here.
And here is a video from SOS Africa themselves:
With all the above in mind, I am pleased to announce that Conquer Club will be running a donation event to sponsor a child's education for a FULL YEAR. You can meet Kelebogile (kele-bo-geelay) below!
- Our Target Goal is ₤600 or roughly ~$950 (USD).
I think with an active gaming community like our own, our Target Goal is well within reach! And if we exceed our goal, those extra funds will be reserved for next year's education fees. So check out the temporary widget located on the left panel to navigate to the donation page, or click here to be taken directly to it.
(Note: And if you reside in the UK, check out this post by a fellow UK Conquer Clubber which explains how you can have the UK Government attach some extra funds to your donation, at no extra cost to you!)
To encourage donations from our Conquer Club community, I am also pleased to announcement that once we reach our Target Goal, a NEW MAP will be released for the whole community to play on and enjoy.
This map will certainly add some much needed graphic love to our current offering of Africa themed maps! Many thanks goes out to thenobodies80, iancanton, Victor Sullivan, and koontz1973 for their hard work towards the development of this reward map.
I know I look forward to adding my contribution towards this cause, and similarly I look forward to playing on this map too, and I hope you feel the same way! So lets get those donations rolling and show SOS Africa the kind of impact our online gaming community can have on the real world.
--Andy & Team CC