This Friday, September 25th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Saffia Widdershams talking on this years Macmillan Virtual Coffee Morning fundraising event. Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and since 2013, Saffia, and PrimPerfect have held a virtual event in Second Life, creating VR cakes for charity fundraising.
In the UK, the two major cancer charities are Cancer Research UK, which focuses on research, and Macmillan Cancer Support which focuses on support. In the UK, cancer treatment is funded by the NHS, but there are many areas where patients need additional support, such as in accessing vital benefits and information, or simply having someone to talk to. In addition, there are Macmillan nurses who offer specialized care.
Saffia Widdershins is the editor of Prim Perfect Magazine and the executive producer of Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting! and The Blackened Mirror. She has the reputation of having fingers in more pies than she has fingers! She is also one of the team who bring One Billion Rising in Second Life to the grid each year and also supports the annual Macmillan UK Cancer Support’s Biggest Coffee Morning in the World.
Join us in Second Life!
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, September 25th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
AGENDA (all times below PT)
- 8:30 am Introductions
- 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
- 8:45 am Mentors Central
- 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Macmillan Coffee Morning – Cake Against Cancer
- 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.
Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir