Once again we are starting a very special Fellowship that will undertake one of the most epic journeys of virtual Middle-Earth.
We were able to reach our $5,000 goal last year and are hoping to meet the same goal for 2011.
The Fellowship Walk is an online fundraising event for Child’s Play Charity, an organization providing toys and games to sick kids in hospitals.
On the traces of Frodo and his friends, our team of writers will walk from Bag End up to Rivendell, and maybe beyon. For every donation made to Child’s Play, our Fellowship will take one step further towards the healing house of Elrond.
Join us in our journey, donate now and help us make it to Rivendell!
I woke up this morning and saw that thanks to generous donators we are not over the $2,500 mark (over half way to our goal!). That means it's time to stage our next in-game walk!
Join us tonight (9/30) at 9:30pm Eastern on the Landroval server as we walk from the Prancing Pony to the Forsaken Inn!
Now I know that the Forsaken Inn is NOT on Frodo's famous lists of stops. However, it is much safer for our line to follow the road (plus we aren't being chased by Nazgul... I think) and a good marker to make it into the start of the Lone-lands.
All levels are welcome to join us as we walk for Child's Play! If you are not on the Landroval server, you are welcome to create a character and join us after you get out of the intro instance. There will be a live video feed of the walk should you like to participate that way. Merric will be posting a link to our twitter and facebook when it is active.
Since last update, the Fellowship Walk has taken several trips forward all thanks to your donations! I’m very pleased to announce that the Fellowship has safely made it to Bilbo’s Trolls in the Trollshaws! This is our $4,000 goal! Rivendell is not much farther!
This is the FINAL WEEK for donations!
The event closes down next Monday, October 24th! We are at the home stretch at this point so if you haven’t considered donating, please do so. Anything you are able to afford is welcome and appreciated! Tell your friends and family who may be interested! The end is in sight and we’d love to make our goal of $5,000 for Child’s Play!
I’m super pleased to announce that today, thanks to Belarieth and the wonderful LOTRO Community, we reached the $4,500 mark which means it’s time for another in-game walk!
Join us on Landroval TONIGHT (10/18) at 9:30pm Eastern as we walk from Bilbo's Trolls to the Ford of Bruinen!
We realize this is a less than friendly meeting location so do not be afraid to send Goldenstar a holler for help getting there. We will be doing our best to make sure everyone who wants to walk with us is there and stays safe regardless of level!
It only took us a few hours to meet Belarieth's $100 match and here we have another shining example of the amazing LOTRO Community stepping up to do his part for sick children in need of some fun!
Prighild Tussletoe of Firefoot will be matching donations dollar for dollar up to $100 out of his own funds. Every dollar you donate will be doubled by Prighild’s generosity!
I have to say I'm completely amazed by today's showing of support. We had been at about the same amount since the walk last Saturday and I was beginning to fear we wouldn't make our $5000 goal for Child's Play! The Fellowship Walk ends Monday, October 24th!
The Fellowship Walk has made it to their $4,500 goal of The Ford of Bruinen!
Our final stop is Rivendell at $5,000 in donations. To help us reach that goal, the amazing Moryel of Silverload has contacted us with not one but TWO Turbine Points codes to give away to people who support the Fellowship Walk from now until Friday.
We are coming down to the wire for donations. Monday is the final day of the Fellowship Walk!
We really want to be able to raise $5,000 for Child’s Play to help bring sick kids toys, games, movies and other forms of entertainment!
We have 2 codes for 2,500 Turbine Points each to giveaway!
Entering is super simple. Just donate to the Fellowship Walk between now and Friday. Previous donations are not eligible to win. We’re really hoping to push towards that final $5,000 goal and walk to Rivendell!
The contest for the Turbine Points is not to end until Friday and I will leave that up for anyone still wishing to donate a little in order to win Moryel's codes! Same with the MadCatz giveaway which is not to end until Monday. We will run the full contest period before selecting winners.
I cannot thank the LOTRO Community enough for what they have done to help us reach our goal. So many have appeared out of no where and helped in ways I was not even expecting. Thank you all so very very much! I cannot wait to tell Child's Play the good news! And I cannot help but smile when I think of how many children will benefit from your generosity and have brighter days full of fun and playtime because you care.
Since walking to Rivendell is such a significant marker for this event, we are going to schedule the walk for this weekend in the hopes we can get as many players to join us as possible!
Join us Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00pm Eastern (-4 GMT) on Landroval as we walk from the Ford of Bruinen to Rivendell!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR LANDROVAL VISITORS:
Last walk we learned you must be at least level 15 to be able to be summoned to the Trollshaws. If you would like to participate in the walk please plan to either:
prepare by reaching at least level 15 so you can be summoned or
login early and walk to the edge of the Trollshaws where we can hopefully get you and escort you to the Ford of Bruinen
I know that it is possible to walk to the Trollshaws at a low level (we had a brave hobbit that made it all the way to Bilbo’s Trolls alone on his level 6!). We want everyone to attend and will try to get everyone there! I’m sorry for the homework to attend but we have to work within the limits of the game!
Above and Beyond
As I’ve already said, we’ve have surpassed our $5,000 goal for Child’s Play, in fact we've even surpassed $5,500 which is amazing but it seems a shame that the walk has to end at Rivendell when the funds to move on are still coming in! So I’m adding a new goal to the list!
We will NOT stop at Rivendell but will continue on to Echad Dunann (the little camp outside of the Walls of Moria Instance).
Volume 2 is required to unlock heading inside to the actual walls of Moria and I don’t want to leave our low level friends out of the adventure. This could be a very interesting (and dangerous) walk! I do not guarantee we will all make it alive but it certainly will be an adventure!!
The Fellowship Walk ends on October 24th so lets keep going and give those sick Baby Hobbits of Child’s Play more opportunities to have fun! Donations will be available until the last day!