We had an absolutely amazing week for the Fellowship Walk!
First we had the completely awesome “Get Us Out of the Old Forest Party” on Saturday. With wonderful performances by Second Breakfast and the BBB band joined the Andune Ensemble we had some amazing tunes including the new original song “The Fellowship Walks for Me” by Aegthil.
Apart from the music and dancing we had a whole set of prizes from Ghingeriel of Landroval to give away to attendees of the party! If you were at the party be sure to check this post to see if you’re listed as a winner!
On Saturday alone we raised $1,264 for Child’s Play! I was so pleased and absolutely astounded at the generosity of our LOTRO community!
We had enough for our $2,000 goal by Wednesday and after the concert on Saturday we had $3,543.50 in donations; enough to travel from Tom Bombadil’s House all the way to Weathertop. That’s four goals walked in one night!
Thraorin of Imladris donated a Mithril Edition Code to giveaway for the Fellowship Walk! One lucky winner will get their own copy of the digital edition of the LOTRO starter pack.
The Mithril Edition includes:
- Exclusive Steed of the Horse-lord mount (62% speed)
- 2000 Turbine Points
- Path of the Fellowship Quest Pack (Trollshaws, Eregion, Moria & Lothlorien)
Vraeden is in a giving mood and has offered up a 2,000 TP code for the person with the best screenshot using the /fishslap emote. In return, he will donate the same amount (in dollars, not TP) to Child’s Play. It’s fun, it’s for sick baby hobbits and it annoys one of Vraeden’s kinmates. Win – win – win! (unless you are Vraeden’s kinmate, then it’s probably just win – win).
Details on this contest are available here. Entries must be submitted by October 17th!
The auctions only have about a week left before they close! Check them out at the auction listing page that shows all the auctions and what their current bid price is.
Featured auctions this week:
- LOTRO Lifetime Account
- Rohan Banner
- Alienware M11x R2: Alienware M11x R2
- 1st Age Legendary (Any class) #2 from Viaticus and Into The West (Windfola)
- Original Song by the BBB (Any Server)
- Guest Podcast Host on MMO Reporter
- Woodworking Crafting Services for a Year from Lucanthanas (Elendilmir)
- Learn to Play with a Band with Floradine (Any Server)
Continuing the Walk
Our next goal is on towards the Last Bridge in the Lone-lands after reaching $4,000 in donations. We currently have $3,672 so we aren’t far off at all!
I’ve heard from several folks they’ve missed walks and wanted to know when the next one will be. We don’t walk until we reach a goal (Saturday’s party was an exception since it was a planned event) so I cannot predict when the next walk will happen.
However, I can tell you that when a walk happens I do several things:
- Blog post announcing the continuation of the walk. They typically look like this.
- Numerous Twitter updates from our @strolltomordor account
- Facebook and Google+ posts about the walk
- Announcement and Event created on our Steam Group
- Event created in the CSTM MEN group (which shows in the event widget on the side bar of the blog)
If you want to make sure you don’t miss the next walk, you should be making sure you are following us in at least one of these areas!
Please help us spread the word! Tell your friends, gamer or not. Child’s Play is a wonderful organization that is really impacting the lives of sick children.
Remember that no donation is too small! Every little bit helps and it is going straight to help sick children laugh, smile, play and forget their illness for just a little while!
The way to donate is through our ChipIn widget on the main blog page. It is located in the upper right corner. Click the orange “ChipIn” button and give what you can!
Thank you everyone for your support!