Save The National Videogame Museum

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Sinclair Gregstrum
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Save The National Videogame Museum

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I know this is a bad time to be asking people for money, but in case anyone has even a spare few quid - the National Videogame Museum needs our help!

It's basically under threat of closure thanks to the current situation, and they've set up a Just Giving page to try and save it.

Here's the JG page - https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/savetheNVMuk

And here's an article about it on Eurogamer - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... -your-help

Anything you can give to save this fantastic institution would be amazing, and please share this link on your social channels even you can't spare any money yourself right now!

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We’re going to make a contribution from the CaR kitty.

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ratsoalbion wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm
We’re going to make a contribution from the CaR kitty.
That's great to hear Leon!

I really hope they hit their target - would be such a shame to see it go under like this, especially with it not having been in the city long as it's really still growing and bedding into the community.

Fingers crossed!

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Done. It’s not much but hopefully it’ll help if everyone chips in.

Leon genuinely piqued my interest so I’d like to go one day. Just hoping it lasts the bleak present to have a bright future.

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Agreed.

I also really really hope that Arcade Club makes it, as well as Arcains in Liverpool. They've become staples of mine over the last however long they've been around and they seem to be a real labour of love. Heartbreaking to imagine them losing everything they've put in.

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Never heard about this place before, it looks great. It would be very sad if it had to close.

I would like to donate my own large collection to a museum like this one day.

Could they not auction off items or ask game designers and big names to sign products and give support or something. Signed copies of games would quickly raise big money. They could also call out for game donations to help at this time. I for one would be happy to provide support by sending a package of unwanted games.

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Fingers crossed they manage to survive this nightmare.

This isn't supposed to be a smart-ass question, but why is there a danger of them closing down? Don't they qualify for any of the Government assistance whilst being forced to close? Or would they still be expected to pay their rent and bills etc whilst not getting an income and that's the issue? Genuinely interested, please don't mistake my asking for a 'well what do they need help for' attitude, I know it sounds like that but it's really, really not.

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Alex79uk wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 8:59 am
Fingers crossed they manage to survive this nightmare.

This isn't supposed to be a smart-ass question, but why is there a danger of them closing down? Don't they qualify for any of the Government assistance whilst being forced to close? Or would they still be expected to pay their rent and bills etc whilst not getting an income and that's the issue? Genuinely interested, please don't mistake my asking for a 'well what do they need help for' attitude, I know it sounds like that but it's really, really not.
Very fair question! I think they're doing all they can to pull on government funding where possible, but that doesn't cover everything and also takes quite a while to come through is my understanding. The NVM is a registered charity, so it's run very leanly, and doesn't have a lot of money in its coffers for a rainy day.

The Just Giving campaign doesn't seem to be flying at the moment (£16.6k at the moment), so hopefully they aree successful in getting government otherwise it's not looking good :cry:

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