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SOS Africa Charity Drive, Kelebogile Updates!

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:12 pm

Ahoy Conquer Club Members!


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.

show: More information about SOS Africa
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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!

show: For More Information about Kelebogile
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  • Our Target Goal is ₤600 or roughly ~$950 (USD).
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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.

show: Map Sneak Peak

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.

Thanks,


--Andy & Team CC
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Chuuuuck on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:30 pm

No Gambling allowed.... But, please allow us to provide this tournament for you, that you can pay to enter, and we will give big prizes to the winner after we take our cut.

No Advertisements, that is why we charge a small annual fee... But, please, click on this little "widget" on the side of your screen from a company that we have a contractual agreement with and is interested in getting you to provide something that helps them out.

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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:34 pm

Chuuuuck wrote:No Gambling allowed.... But, please allow us to provide this tournament for you, that you can pay to enter, and we will give big prizes to the winner after we take our cut.

No Advertisements, that is why we charge a small annual fee... But, please, click on this little "widget" on the side of your screen from a company that we have a contractual agreement with and is interested in getting you to provide something that helps them out.

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Chuuuuck, you can rain somewhere else. ;) SOS Africa is just a charity we wanted to help out, plain and simple. :D


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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby s3xt0y on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:31 pm

Chuuuuck wrote:No Gambling allowed.... But, please allow us to provide this tournament for you, that you can pay to enter, and we will give big prizes to the winner after we take our cut.

No Advertisements, that is why we charge a small annual fee... But, please, click on this little "widget" on the side of your screen from a company that we have a contractual agreement with and is interested in getting you to provide something that helps them out.

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He has a point.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Chuuuuck on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:55 pm

Just calling it like I see it. I am not one of your constant trolls. I don't post very often but I have been around a long time. I see the changes happening...
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Postby dcowboys055 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:59 pm

Don't click it then? I think it's a wonderful partnership, good opportunity for the cc community to show how great we are!
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Postby Tactician on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi Guys,
Its Matt here from the SOS Africa Charity (Aka Tactician).
I just wanted to thank Conquer Club for helping us raise money to send Kelebogile to school and encourage you all to get involved if you can - we are already 10% of the way there :)
For those of you who don't know about SOS Africa, feel free to visit our website: http://www.sosafrica.com or send me an email: matt@sosafrica.com.
Thanks again for all of your support!
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby SimplyObsessed on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:31 pm

Just made a small donation.

I think, Andy, it's important to put emphasis on the fact that donors who pay tax in United Kingdom can check the box to say that they're a UK tax payer and the charity will receive an additional 20% gift aid from the United Kingdom government at absolutely no cost or inconvenience to the donor. I've just done it myself and it was simply ticking a box.

Details are here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:33 pm

SimplyObsessed wrote:Just made a small donation.

I think, Andy, it's important to put emphasis on the fact that donors who pay tax in United Kingdom can check the box to say that they're a UK tax payer and the charity will receive an additional 20% gift aid from the United Kingdom government at absolutely no cost or inconvenience to the donor. I've just done it myself and it was simply ticking a box.

Details are here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm


Thanks for this mention, SimplyObsessed! It sounds like a great way to give a little more if you reside in the UK!


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Postby Genaraln7 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:03 pm

No offence but why bother, Africa has been a bloody mess for thousens of years and always wil be its just one dictator after the other. Do we need to pay to clean up there mess?
This is pointless so plz stop bloody spaming us with this s***
This AD is very distracting and annoying it has been placed exactly next to any game/map your playing! :evil: If you want anyone to help out you ask, and not shove it in there face!

If this keeps up i might as wel play Tribalwars, at Tribalwars when you PAY you dont get botherd by ads or other b***s***!
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Postby redhawk92 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:28 pm

Genaraln7 wrote:No offence but why bother, Africa has been a bloody mess for thousens of years and always wil be its just one dictator after the other. Do we need to pay to clean up there mess?
This is pointless so plz stop bloody spaming us with this s***
This AD is very distracting and annoying it has been placed exactly next to any game/map your playing! :evil: If you want anyone to help out you ask, and not shove it in there face!

If this keeps up i might as wel play Tribalwars, at Tribalwars when you PAY you dont get botherd by ads or other b***s***!


i think if you were starving in africa you might feel different
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Postby SimplyObsessed on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Genaraln7 wrote:No offence but why bother, Africa has been a bloody mess for thousens of years and always wil be its just one dictator after the other. Do we need to pay to clean up there mess?
This is pointless so plz stop bloody spaming us with this s***
This AD is very distracting and annoying it has been placed exactly next to any game/map your playing! :evil: If you want anyone to help out you ask, and not shove it in there face!

If this keeps up i might as wel play Tribalwars, at Tribalwars when you PAY you dont get botherd by ads or other b***s***!

Yes it's a big problem, that will take years and years to put right but it's in part ignorant attitudes like yours that lengthens the problems. If you don't want to donate then don't, but don't come here and complain that some of us actually have a sense of compassion and decency. There are parts of Africa that are quite affluent, your hastiness to write off an entire continent as "a mess" shows your own ignorance. Charitable organisations are, and have, made a huge difference. Yes there will be problems for generations to come, it's inevitable, but without help from charities over the years many in Africa would be much worse off than they are now or dead.

I welcome the introduction of fundraising on CC, and congratulate the organisers on doing something so fantastic. I hope that once the target is reached more things like this emerge. I'd suggest that good idea would be to have a fundraise for a different charity each month. CC has a great platform to raise awareness and it would be a good thing to do.
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Postby pissedoffsol on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:27 pm

meanwhile, millions of people are still homeless in the uk, usa, and elsewhere too, but somehow we don't feel bad for them and insist on sending money over-seas.....
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Postby EagleofGreenErth on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:29 pm

Honestly I dont find it distracting at all... Its actually fun to see it go up (although I myself havent made a donation and probably wont, sorry to say). Great to see CC doing a good cause though!
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby SimplyObsessed on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:39 pm

pissedoffsol wrote:meanwhile, millions of people are still homeless in the uk, usa, and elsewhere too, but somehow we don't feel bad for them and insist on sending money over-seas.....

The problems are much worse overseas, we're fortunate that almost all of the population in our countries aren't homeless. There are charities that do deal with the problems in our countries, nobody is forcing you to donate money overseas :)
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