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Match it for Pratchett 
14th-Mar-2008 10:28 am
books - precious moments
Ongillo's LJ, I came across details of a fandom campaign to match Terry's donation of a million dollars with contributions from his fans.

"It's not much, but if we all give a couple of quid or a few dollars, it could start to make a difference. High end brain chemistry research is not cheap. If you've ever laughed out loud at Rincewind or adored Granny Weatherwax, how about chipping in? Say, the cost of a Discworld paperback.

It's not very official yet, though I rather think it's going to gather momentum. At present you have to go to the Alzheimer's Research Trust website and click on the Donate button. Once you have put in all the details, there's a box in which you can add a comment - perhaps that it's in honour of Terry from a fan.

Gill made a button to link to the site. Feel free to snaffle it, adjust it, make your own version. No credit needed - but please, if you can manage even a pound or a dollar, think about giving?

14th-Mar-2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for my vgift, sweetie! That was a lovely surprise!
14th-Mar-2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I hope you're having a wonderful day and that Riley gets his fair share of cake and bubbly.
14th-Mar-2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
So is this a Pratchett driven/approved fundraiser?
14th-Mar-2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
It was inspired by Terry's own donation of £1 million, and his endorsement of Sky 1's e-bay auction in aid of the charity. The bid stands at £1,950.00 at the moment which is a bit out of my reach, so I went for a straight donation to the charity in Terry's name.
14th-Mar-2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
What I meant was does the Pterry officially approve of this campaign?

I don't mind giving to Alzheimer's research independently in honour of books I've loved, but using his image to fundraise without his approval makes me twitch a bit.

I'll go and look it up. I was just being lazy :)
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