girlThanks to the wonderful generosity we have almost reached the halfway point of the fundraiser, simply from donations. This is completely awesome, and we now want to introduce the next step in our fundraising process:
ART THAT SCARES YOU
Ever read a short story by Paul Haines? Chances are that afterwards you needed a strong drink, strong cup of coffee, or a long shower. Paul is well known in the Australian speculative fiction community for writing the creepy stuff, the scary shit, the story that makes you go ‘whoa’ or ‘aargh’ or ‘ewwwwww.’ And we love him for it, because he does it so damn well.
Right now, Paul and his family are dealing with some scary shit of their own. After being diagnosed with bowel cancer, having sections of his bowel removed and enduring six months worth of chemotherapy, he has recently discovered he has spots on his liver. Paul has met this news by reloading his guns and is going to fight it with two other forms of chemotherapy for cancers like his, combined with a monoclonal antibody called Avastin. Avastin, however is not part of Medicare or the private health system’s funding at this stage. It costs $20,000 to do it. Money that he doesn’t have.
The ART THAT SCARES YOU auction will be going live from
from 14-28 August. Want to contribute?
This is a call to arms for artists, writers, craftspeople, publishers, and anyone who has weird freaky things living in their attic that they want to share. We are currently looking for pledged donations of art, craft, books, baking and other items or services – they don’t have to match our ART THAT SCARES YOU theme but we’d love it if they did.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you would like to contribute to the auction, and we will let you know what to do next.
Or just visit
from 14-28 August to bid in the auctions, nab some great stuff and help out a really great guy.
In the meantime, if you’d like to make a donation via paypal click here: