As part of Nottingham Comic Con we like to raise money for charity! There are a few ways we do this including taking a portion of standard ticket sales, running a charity raffle (with great prizes) and selling the NCC Anthology Comic. The Anthology is put together and features several different writers/artists – all who do it purely to support the charities!

To read more about the NCC Anthology for 2017 see the Kickstarter campaign (where you can also pre-order your copy!)

Each year we choose three charities to be our nominated charities for that event; we try to have at least one local Nottingham Charity and ones that we have links with in some way!

So, It is time to announce formally who we are supporting this year!

The Royal British Legion

For the second year running we are supporting The Royal British Legion! They provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces Community – Serving Men and Women, veterans and their families. We have family in the Armed Forces and are very grateful that their is an organisation that will support them always.

We know that the support they offer is essential not only for the members of the armed forces but their children, families and more.

MND Association (Motor Neurone Disease)

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. It’s a devastating disease that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and kills six people every day. It is fast acting and there is no cure.

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

We are very aware of the effects of this horrible disease as a close friend of our parents had been battling this and sadly passed away this year. We are supporting this charity in memory of Eddie.

Stathern Children’s Holiday Fund

This year’s local charity is Stathern Children’s Holiday Fund; a charity which runs school clubs and subsidised holidays for children from socially and economically disadvantaged areas of Nottingham.

We have volunteered on these holidays in the past and this year we ran a comic workshop for the children too. It is amazing to see these children in action and believe that it is a fantastic opportunity for children who may not get to go away in the summer if it was not for this.

All monies raised will be split evenly between the three charities. We would appreciate you supporting our charities too!