Back in 2013, I decided to launch a charitable fundraising initiative named ‘Good For Good’s Sake’. The idea behind Team #GFGS is a simple one; regardless of what you do or don’t believe about anything else, all that is needed to do good is to agree that doing good is worthy for its own sake. Gods, scripture and ancient tablets are not required to appreciate the importance of our fellow primates’ wellbeing.
Witnessing the good will and compassion emanating from a large number of atheists & humanists I interact with online, convinced me that this shared camaraderie could be harnessed into achieving something good together. And you’ve proved me right time and time again.
Our first fundraising drive for Comic Relief raised £10,930, which put us at number 6 in the top ten UK fundraisers.
We followed this up with another drive for WaterAid. Surely we couldn’t better our last effort, could we? Well, we did, raising an incredible £11,843.03.
This was accomplished without any media attention or corporate backing whatsoever. Furthermore, no attempts were made to indoctrinate or demand acknowledgement of a specific worldview. We simply just wanted to do something good.
This brings me to our third and current fundraising effort for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). The target amount1 is currently set to £2,000.
We’re within touching distance of this amount, but the fundraising will end Christmas Day 2014. If you’re yet to donate and wish to be a part of something good, now is the time to do it! Any amount is welcomed, and you can donate a number of different ways.
Donations can be made via PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, or by Texting2 from your mobile phone.
Thank you for all your support for Team #GFGS over the last two years. Your generosity and passion is truly astounding!
- Update 03/12/2014 – The original target amount has been reached! Given we seem to like a challenge, I’ve increased it to £2,250. 10/12/2014 – The target has been smashed yet again! I’ve increased to £2,500. Update 17/12/2014 – The Target has been smashed once more. The new target is £3,000 Fundraising closes on 25/12/2014 ↩
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