Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Charity Auction (s) for 20th Anniversary Markers
As part of the Eclipse 20th Anniversary celebrations, we asked the paintball community to nominate their favourite UK and USA based charities so that we could auction two sets of 20th Anniversary Marker sets in a bid to give something back.
Well, the nominated Charities have finally gotten back to us with their preferred method of fundraising and it seems both charities would like us to auction the goods then donate the cash direct to them. Just to re-cap, the chosen charities were ‘Help for Heroes’ in the UK and the the USA charity, USO Wounded Warriors.
‘Help for Heroes’
"It’s about the 'blokes', our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."
‘USO Wounded Warriors’
USO Warrior and Family Care is a comprehensive long-term program that supports the continuum of care that helps provide wounded, ill or injured warriors with the hope and confidence to sustain their journey towards a full and rewarding life. The program presents the best opportunity for our heroes to heal with honor. It also supports the troops' families and caregivers throughout the recovery process, as well as giving assistance to families of the fallen. Additionally, the USO is raising funds for USO Centers that conduct these programs while spotlighting issues. Our new public service announcement, "USO Invisible Wounds," is an example of these efforts.
We will be posting two sets of these 20th Anniversary beauties on Ebay, one after the other, so if you are interested and want to help a great cause then get bidding! Planet Eclipse will cover the shipping. Once the final amount has hit our Paypal account (less the ebay and Paypal fee’s) then we will raise a cheque to the Charities.
1. The ‘Help for Heroes Auction’ will begin on Saturday 21st July at…
12 noon BDT
Help for heroes
Ebay Item Number 261069310449
2. Auction will begin on Saturday 28th July at…
12 noon BDT
Ebay Item number 261069309188
Both auctions will last 7 days.