Match it for Pratchett

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Regular readers will know that I’m a big Terry Pratchett fan and that he’s been diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimers.

Terry donated $1m to Alzheimers research not long ago after discovering how badly underfunded it is.

Since then a website has been set up by a fan, Match It For Pratchett, with the aim of collecting enough money to match Terry’s $1m. So far it’s collected over $5k (net of Paypal’s fees which they will hopefully waive as it is for charity) which is a bit of a way off the $1m target but from small acorns grow mighty oaks as they say.

You can either make a donation via Paypal straight from the website or purchase a shirt via their Cafepress store for $20 (and that’s cutting his own throat no doubt).

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  1. Deb Geisler (1 comments) says:

    The Match It for Pratchett web site’s “tip jar” was just an afterthought, with far more money being directly contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association ( in the U.S. or Alzheimer’s Research Trust ( in the U.K. My understanding is that Alzheimer’s research groups in other nations are also receiving donations.

    And there are a number of eBay auctions using MissionFish to directly donate 100% of the proceeds to Alzheimer’s research in Terry’s honor. You might be interested in some of the items this seller has up: (which include original galleys for Good Omens and Only You Can Save Mankind). All of the items there, save one, were donated by George R.R. Martin (who’s also a big Pratchett fan).

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I’ve got a great big Tonker 😛

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