The Eurogamer Users 2018 charity drive Page 29

  • kentmonkey 9 Mar 2018 11:56:42 22,602 posts
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    @Reacher lovely mate. Thanks for sharing.
  • caligari 9 Mar 2018 13:04:42 17,928 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Lovely video.
    +1
  • bad09 9 Mar 2018 13:35:42 8,386 posts
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    @Reacher

    That's a lovely video mate.
  • bad09 9 Mar 2018 13:36:52 8,386 posts
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    The just giving link for the new page:

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/reacher
  • drhcnip 9 Mar 2018 18:51:26 6,008 posts
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    shit, there's far too much dust in here - that's beautiful...
  • the_milkybar_kid 9 Mar 2018 21:22:49 7,047 posts
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    Just seen the EG crew donated, that's such an awesome thing to do. Well done everyone. And having seen Matthew's video, I really need to stop the Mrs from chopping onions, Jesus...

    Rest in peace little guy.
  • RyanDS 10 Mar 2018 18:41:16 11,831 posts
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    My condolences reacher. Missed this as was looking for the Christmas thread.  The YouTube video has genuinely left me in tears.

    Made a small donation and have encouraged people i know to do the same.
  • bad09 10 Mar 2018 20:12:33 8,386 posts
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    @Reacher

    BTW, how are you doing? How's your family holding up fella?

    Everyone else I've got an idea. 3k is going to slow. We can link to the just giving page with a message in our signatures and start moving it around the forums :)
  • Frogofdoom 10 Mar 2018 21:19:13 8,578 posts
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    Most people can't see signatures.
  • ZuluHero 11 Mar 2018 00:48:24 6,424 posts
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    Just caught up with the whole thread, as a fellow parent I really can't imagine what you're going through, Reacher. Donated what little I can, but hope it helps in some small way. I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't already been said, just that we're all here for you as the collective EG hive mind, and please feel free to to post whatever you need to to try and help you through what must be an impossibly difficult time. All the best fella.
  • Reacher 19 Mar 2018 09:26:34 2,724 posts
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    Thanks for everything.

    The funeral is tomorrow. It's going to be a tough day.
  • Frogofdoom 19 Mar 2018 18:01:12 8,578 posts
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    Hope it goes as well as it can mate.
  • kentmonkey 19 Mar 2018 21:51:24 22,602 posts
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    Aye, nothing more I can say other than the above really.

    On an unrelated note, the charity has emailed me to say thanks again, to pass on their regards to you Reacher and your family as well, and to say a huge thanks to the Eurogamer community. They're very touched.

    They have asked if I would speak to them about the community and for this to be a bit of a case study. I'd rather that decision came from you though Reacher. It doesn't feel like it's my decision to make.

    When you feel like you have both the time and energy to discuss it, send me a PM and I'll forward their email on to you so we can discuss. I'm happy to go with whatever you would prefer.

    Take care tomorrow pal.

    Edited by kentmonkey at 21:51:44 19-03-2018
  • bad09 20 Mar 2018 05:51:18 8,386 posts
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    Hope it goes well mate. We'll all be thinking of you today.
  • drhcnip 20 Mar 2018 06:38:05 6,008 posts
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    yup, thoughts with you all today, reach...will raise my evening tipple to matthew and you all later...
  • Jono62 20 Mar 2018 07:53:08 20,115 posts
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    Thoughts with your family today Reacher.
  • kentmonkey 27 Mar 2018 20:32:42 22,602 posts
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    Hi all

    Quick update, Reacher has said now that the funeral has taken place, the page can come down. I know some were waiting for pay day, so this is a "last chance" reminder for anyone still thinking of giving.

    My intention is to close the page tomorrow evening, so if anyone needs until the end of the week, please let me know.

    Could a mod also please unsticky the thread tomorrow evening, so there is no confusion.

    Reacher is happy for the charity to use this as a case study of a community coming together, so I'll reply to their email about that.

    Finally, thanks to everyone that contributed and came together. It has further raised my opinion of many of you, and raised some of you from 'tit' to 'not quite so much of a tit' status. So well done.
  • drhcnip 27 Mar 2018 21:07:50 6,008 posts
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    well done, kent - well done, everyone! great work!
  • bad09 28 Mar 2018 22:02:11 8,386 posts
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    Ah shit never got my booze raffle done :(

    Anyway well done to everyone at EG (staff and users, there is a reason I stick round here!) all the friends and relatives of Reacher and family. Almost 3 grand raised is awesome. Let's see if we can close on Sunday with 3!! I'll throw a little more tonight. 😁

    If Reacher is reading I hope, somehow, you drew some happiness from the funeral and even the tiniest bit of closure. Since Christmas we've all followed you and in a small way lived your life and in a small way felt at least some of your pain with you. Myself having a funeral around the same time kinda gave me perspective and strength reading what you and your family has been through (you along with my 7 year old daughter who has been a rock over the loss of her nan, seriously the fucking pride I have :) ). I hope you all can move forward with happiness and a smile for little Matthew as sad as that loss is. Think of the good times old and new. Hugs and kisses to you all from the bad09 family.

    Now 3 grand in 3 days........

    Edited by bad09 at 22:05:34 28-03-2018
  • bad09 28 Mar 2018 22:03:43 8,386 posts
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    @kentmonkey

    Oh and a big thanks to Kent who sorted the Just giving page. Big him up in the forum awards this year. Legend.
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