[ubuntu-uk] Children In Need
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Nov 12 07:04:19 GMT 2006
Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I was wondering if any of the members on here are going to do something
> Linux related for Children In Need?
> I can't recall who mentioned the idea of doing an install day in aid of
> Children In Need. I mentioned it to my local LUG although there was
> only slight interest.
> Anyway, I decided to persevere with the idea and I have managed to
> arrange a FLOSS related event in Devon with proceeds going to Children
> In Need.
> At first I was going to go with the Ubuntu idea although a few of the
> LUG members mentioned other distros and considering I couldn't do it
> all on my own I decided to make it a Linux install day. Then someone
> else mentioned that some people would find it easier trying some FLOSS
> software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OOo first. With this in mind
> I have managed to get a small venue in a conference room at a local
> recording studio. I'm going to be flying the flag for Ubuntu, I will
> be burning off a whole load of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu CDs and
> demonstrating Ubuntu. So far I've mentioned it to two people at work
> whose PCs were in a bad state (PCs riddled with spyware etc). My dad
> is also interested in trying it out too.
> The event I am holding will be on Saturday 18th November in Newton
> Abbot from 10am at The Music Mill recording studio. If there are any
> members of the list in Devon then please feel free to come along, the
> more the merrier :-)
> Hopefully with little events like this we'll be able to spread the word
> and do a bit for charity at the same time.
The big hurdle you have crossed is getting a venue, keep going!
Publicity is obviously welcomed and your even t does have 'News'
value, unlike and ongoing event however successful. Make sure that
local media get to know?
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