Thank you to Warboar Games in Bromley for organising a two-part fundraiser in aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust and in memory of Annamaria Ong, who passed away on 26th December 2016.
The first part took place on the evening of Saturday 29th January with the local gaming community descending into Warboar for a special charity auction. Owner Jason Grimwood, started the evening with a very special surprise for Annamaria’s family, Szen, Lucia and Marco.
They unveiled a plaque to commemorate Warboar Games’ opening ceremony that took place just over a year ago. Annamaria had the honour of cutting the ribbon to launch the Bromley store. The auction then got underway. It consisted of models, board games and gaming accessories graciously donated by the local gaming community, gaming suppliers and a special bulk donation of games by Mrs Beryl Skinner from the estate of the late Mr Stephen Skinner. The highlight of the night was the bidding war over a specially commissioned piece by Cog ’O’ Two in Manchester, who laser cut a one-of-a-kind set of Star Wars X-Wing miniatures gaming movement templates with The CCT’s logo, a prized possession in the Warboar gaming industry! The Bromley gaming community did not disappoint as a very generous amount was raised! Part two of Warboar Games’ fundraising took place a week later. For the second year in a row and in conjunction with the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures South-East Regional Championships, Warboar organised a Star Wars themed charity raffle. The raffle prizes were graciously donated by the local X-Wing gaming community members including the gaming suppliers Esdevium Games, Kingsley Distribution and TT Combat, Steam Forged Games and Cog ‘O’ Two, plus individual donations by the amazing 186th Squadron players themselves! Again, for those shamefully unfamiliar with Star Wars, these are very special items indeed! In addition to the special raffle event, Gareth Etherington and members of the Imperial Outlanders (Star Wars Cosplayers) made another special appearance in Bromley High Street, along with Stormtroopers, Dark Troopers, Clone Troopers, Kylo Rens (two of them!) and Jedi posing for photos to the amazement and delight of Bromley shoppers!
The whole two-part event raised an incredible £3,500 and plans are already in the pipeline to see if this total can be beaten next year! Thank you to absolutely everyone who took part and for making such a wonderful effort for The CCT.