A Casual Stroll to Mordor (CSTM), a fansite and podcast about The Lord of the Rings Online, is hosting their third annual charity drive for Child’s Play Charity, an organization providing toys and games to sick children in hospitals. They call it “The Fellowship Walk for Child’s Play” and are looking for you to help. They were able to surpass their goal of $5,000 last year and and so are aiming to collect $7,000 this year!
How the event works:
CSTM will be conducting a virtual walk inside the online game The Lord of the Rings Online. The goal is to walk from the in-game location of Bag-End all the way to Rivendell following the path of Frodo and his fellowship from the stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The event will take place from September 23rd, 2012 (the departure date of the original fellowship) until October 24th, 2012 (when Frodo woke up in Imladris).
Every donation received will help move the fellowship forward on the same path as Frodo. Once a goal has been reached the CSTM staff will host a virtual walk in game from one location to the new goal location. This walk will be hosted on the Landroval server and the community will be encouraged to log in and join us on our walk across Middle-earth.
Once a goal from the chart has been reached the CSTM staff will host a virtual walk in game from one location to the new goal location.
This walk will be hosted on the Landroval server and the community will be encouraged to log in and join us on our walk across Middle-earth.
The first walk will take place on:
September 23, 2012 at 2pm /servertime
Meet at Bag End in the Shire
Fellowship Walk Charity Auctions
Brand new this year are charity auctions for the Fellowship Walk fundraiser! Players have donated their time and talents to offer a special item or skill for you to bid on. Payment is not due until the auction closes and all proceeds are going straight to Child’s Play.
What types of things are up for auction?
- Cosmetic make-over from top cosmetic bloggers!
- Crafting skills from high level crafters
- Special kinship crest created for your kin
- UI assistance
- Personalized video created for you starring you!
- Play with Goldenstar’s Dum Group!
- Learn to play music or have someone transcribe your favorite song
- Special in-game music concert for you or your event
- Be a guest podcast host!
- Skirmish with Pineleaf
- … and more!
Giveaways and Events
The Fellowship Walk has attracted a lot of really generous sponsors donating items to help encourage people to give to Child’s Play. CSTM has a lot of giveaways planned and they will be spread out through-out the entire month of the fundraiser. The first giveaway is already active!