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Retro Gaming Museum raises £4,600 for pre-school group


The Retro Collective in Stroud have raised over £4600 for local pre-school, Cirencester Opportunity Group (COG), through the sale of a charity calendar. Curator Neil Thomas calls on his You Tube audience each year to submit photos for a calendar. Nearly £25,000 has been raised in this way for good causes. This year it was the turn of COG.

“Thank you for all of your hard work Neil, to design and sell this amazing calendar to raise much needed funds for Cirencester Opportunity Group (COG). We are extremely grateful for the £4,661.50 that you raised for us” said Centre Manager Cath Fowler.

“Your donation will support the direct work of our specialist team of staff, supporting the developmental opportunities of the children here at COG.”

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The calendar was a collaboration between Neil, electronics firm Heber and 1ClickPrint.com who supplied the calendars at their own cost to help raise as much as possible.

“I’m delighted by the response to our calendar this year and would like to thank all the viewers of RMCretro on YouTube who sent in their pictures and bought a calendar. I’ve also enjoyed volunteering at the pre-school and seen the wonderful work they do and how much the children enjoy it. I can’t wait to see how it’s used to make their visits even better.” Said Neil Thomas, curator at the Retro Collective.

“The success of this fundraiser underscores the positive influence of retro computer and gaming all around the world. And this is reflected in our museums which all are welcome to visit and dive into the history of over 50 years of video games.” Said Neil.

The Retro Collective is based in Chalford and comprises of two museums, The Cave and Arcade Archive, and Heber, an electronics company who are producing new products for retro computer enthusiasts. You can find out more and book a visit at RetroCollective.co.uk

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