25 Jun 2014

Our 2015 Charity: The Wounded Warrior Project

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It’s not just about fun and games… every year, we like to spend some quality time raising money for a good cause.

Gallifrey One’s annual charity event, the Bob May Memorial Charity Auction has raised over $100,000 for charity over the years for some very worthy causes, including the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death, the Downs Syndrome Association, the American Red Cross, the Dyslexia Scholarship Fund, the Hurricane Mitch Disaster Relief Fund, the War Child Charity, the Afghan Women’s Mission, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the Starlight/Starbright Foundation, the American Heart Association, Actors and Others For Animals, the American Cancer Society, Direct Relief International, Pet Orphans of Southern California, Students Run LA, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, and in 2014, the Aimee Hoff Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This year, Gallifrey One has selected the Wounded Warrior Project as the beneficiary for our 2015 charity auction.  In all our years hosting various charitable events at our convention, this is our first time selecting a veterans charity (and, we feel, it’s long overdue!)  The Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans and their families and caregivers, to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” as it works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.  In these rough times for veterans, and especially those wounded in the line of duty, Gallifrey One would like to honor those who are wounded during their term of national service by contributing the proceeds of our 2015 auction to this worthwhile organization.  More information about the Wounded Warrior Project may be found by visiting the website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling WWP at 877-832-6997.

bobmayOur charity auction is named in honor of our late friend Bob May, best known for playing the Robot on the 1960s television series Lost in Space. But for us at Gallifrey One, Bob was part of our family — for over a decade, he was a mainstay at our convention as a programming guest, dealer, raconteur… and beloved auctioneer at our charity events.  Since Bob’s passing in 2009, and with the gracious and continuing support of Bob’s family, our charity event has been perpetually dedicated to his memory, and the proceeds donated in his name.

As always, 100% of the proceeds of our charity auction goes directly to the charity.

The 2015 Bob May Memorial Charity Auction will once again take place on Sunday at our event. Auction donations are readily accepted at our convention all weekend! Science fiction merchandise and memorabilia of any kind, both new and collectible, are welcome. You can stop by the convention office during the weekend to donate any merchandise; you will receive a statement for your donation.

This promotion is sponsored by Gallifrey One Conventions, which is solely responsible for its fulfillment. The ‘Wounded Warrior Project’ name and logo is used by permission.

Donations to Auction

We are, as always, looking for items to be donated to this year’s charity benefit auction. Upon arrival, please drop off any materials you would like to donate to the Convention Office.

What are we looking for? In short: donations of science fiction, fantasy, comics, horror or genre related material, most especially Doctor Who and its spinoffs. This includes genres such as Torchwood, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Prisoner, Blake’s 7, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Universe, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Red Dwarf, anything related to science fiction film and television, SF/fantasy literature, comic books, or collectibles. Anything that has a tangential relationship to the SF/fantasy/horror genre which is in at least very good condition. Autographed photos, commemorative items, one-time prints, illustrations, etc. are also welcome. If you find it to be a valuable collectible, chances are good that others will, too. Just be sure: this is not a disposal service for items you wish to throw away!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

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