Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Carrier bags and charity - HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com

Hi folks,

The week before last (I'm a little late with it this time!) marked the end of the current financial quarter which means it's the end of the latest period of collecting money for charity from our sales of carrier bags.

This is our tenth full quarter and together we raised £11.01!

Last time I supported Charlie (from Judder) with her cycling challenge to raise money for Mind, the mental health charityThis time, I wasn't quite sure what or who to support. Then came word of the sudden flooding in Austin, Texas and the sad news that the waters have seriously affected comic writer Steve Niles and his family.

The lovely Mike Mignola posted this on his Facebook page:

The Niles have no flood insurance. They live in Texas! Why would they?! This is a horrible, freak occurrence. In the comic industry, our beloved creators are often the ones who get the short end of the stick, which is why I've been proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund but this is an occasion where I can directly help a creator in need. Steve Niles most notable work was the wonderful 30 Days Of Night, the first volume of which is still one of the finest horror comics ever and introduced many of us to the art of Ben Templesmith.

So I'm donating the £11.01 we raised via PayPal to HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com. I hope some of you, can find a little spare change and add your support. Many thanks.  

The next carrier bag donation will be in the New Year. If you have a charity you'd like Proud Lion to support, please email me at shop@proudlion.co.uk.

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