If I may take a few moments to explain who we are and why we do what we do…
Echo Base UK Vintage was set up by our founder Adam Pemberton in 2014 to provide a safe, secure and fun way to sell, swap, trade and discuss vintage Star Wars toys. Since then we grown and have groups in the USA, Benelux, Australia and Scandinavia with a membership of over 30,000. We host two events each year in the UK (Echo Live) that have grown with us in this period and now attract over 90 traders, numerous guest Star Wars actors and Cosplay. We are a not for profit organization run in the UK by 10 admin who give considerable amounts of their free time for this.
One aspect of the group we were keen to develop was our charity work. We believe that you should give back as much as you can and each year one of our admin will pick a charity close to their heart and we have supported this through the sale of Echo branded merchandise (Shirts, posters, mugs etc) and other means such as various raffles, auctions etc. We have previously raised funds for:
Ronald McDonald House Charity - £2,115
Lothian Autistic Society - £1,963
MacMillan Cancer Support - £9,438
NI Children’s Hospice - £5,290
Special Wheelchair for a member’s daughter - £4,080
BEAT Eating Disorders - £8200
This year our chosen charity, Little People UK was picked by one of our Admin team, Paul Smith. It is close to his heart and affects many of our members. Our plan is to raise awareness of the problems little people face and to raise as much money as we can to support the fine work your organization does. Since we launched this campaign on October 5th we have raised just over £1.2K and with two Echo Live events scheduled for this year and plans for further merchandise, auctions and raffles we hope to smash our £5k target.
You can help by donating and/or sharing their JustGiving page.