All things gaming event raising money for children affected by war
Tristan Gaffney, a Software Development Professional from Putney, and a group of volunteers are hosting The Great Game, an event to promote and celebrate all things board gaming, miniature painting and game design, whilst raising money for children affected by war (WarChild).
The Great Game will be held from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, June 6th at the St. Mary’s Church on Putney High Street, London. There is £5 admission fee that allows participation in any of the games represented on the day. Further opportunities exist to participate in miniature painting and game design workshops along with a number of other fundraising activities on the day.
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Tristan created The Great Game community project as a part of a Leadership programme for Landmark Education. Landmark is an international training and development company, who are known for offering their flagship course The Landmark Forum (www.landmarkworldwide.com).
Tristan said: “One of the most devastating consequences of war is the legacy that it leaves for the next generation. The damage done is not only that which happens in the present, but the damage that is created in the future. When a child’s family is destroyed, their future is more often than not destroyed along with it.
In addition to fundraising for an important cause The Great Game was inspired by my own passion for the hobby and my attempt to contribute something new to adults and children within the local community.
I would like to see friends, families and communities brought closer through board games. Board games can bring different generations together in a fun social context where a multitude of different skills can be developed and employed!”
The event is organised by a group of volunteers with the kind support of St. Mary’s Church, Putney.
May 8, 2015