One of the main reasons we set up Nottingham Comic Con in the first place was to try  to raise a good amount of money for a fews charities. So far we’ve (and we mean you!) managed to raise £4900 in total!  We’re so proud and thankful to EVERYONE who has donated or bought tickets or had a go on the raffle.

This year we’ll be raising money for 3 charities once again. We’ll be giving them £1 of EVERY adult ticket sold as well as the usual charity raffle, but this year we’re also putting together a Nottingham Comic Con comic (we’ll blog more info this in the coming weeks) with ALL profits being donated!

This year’s charities are:

The Royal British Legion

For the second year running we are supporting The Royal British Legion! They provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces Community – Serving Men and Women, veterans and their families. We have family in the Armed Forces and are very grateful that their is an organisation that will support them always.

We know that the support they offer is essential not only for the members of the armed forces but their children, families and more.

MND Association (Motor Neurone Disease)

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. It’s a devastating disease that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and kills six people every day. It is fast acting and there is no cure.

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

We are very aware of the effects of this horrible disease as a close friend of our parents had been battling this and sadly passed away this year. We are supporting this charity in memory of Eddie.

Stathern Children’s Holiday Fund

This year’s local charity is Stathern Children’s Holiday Fund; a charity which runs school clubs and subsidised holidays for children from socially and economically disadvantaged areas of Nottingham.

We have volunteered on these holidays in the past and this year we ran a comic workshop for the children too. It is amazing to see these children in action and believe that it is a fantastic opportunity for children who may not get to go away in the summer if it was not for this.