Times are hard these days, and not just financially. You see someone in trouble, down-and-out maybe, who needs someone to stand for them, some say you’re faced with a choice. Browncoats say, you don’t have a choice.
As Melbournians, we have a long tradition of helping those in need. Just check the track record of things like the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, or the way we dig deep after natural disasters like bushfires or floods.
As Browncoats in Melbourne, we simply have to help, so New Melbourne Browncoats was formed to organise screenings, events and get togethers to raise funds for local and international charities.
Our main event each year is a screening of Joss Whedon’s “Serenity”, to raise funds for Equality Now, a global charity organisation. We man booths at conventions and expos around the country to raise funds for local charities. The Browncoat Charity Booth started in 2007, inspired by the amazing efforts of fans in the USA who manned merchandise tables at conventions to raise awareness and funds for charity.
DONATIONS TO CHARITY – As “Melbourne Browncoats”:
Country Fire Association – $1,000.00
Equality Now – ~$14,000.00
GUFF (Fan Fund) – $100.00
Kids Need to Read Foundation – $280.00 (US$240.00)
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria – $500.00
For more information about our charity efforts: