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Microsoft matches RBW donation to sled dogs

Edited as of Tue 21 Dec 2010 - 18:26
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UK furs – and a major software company – have shown their appreciation for Huskies, Malamutes and Samoyeds in a big way at this year's RBW.

The London-based convention raised £6396.90 (~US$9922) for Sled Dog Welfare, exceeding ConFuzzled's £6200 donation earlier this year, despite attracting only 216 attendees.

The figure includes a donation from Bariki's employer, Microsoft UK, which matches yearly fundraising of up to £7500 per employee, totaling over £250,000 this year.

Even without the match, the sum donated was £1330 higher than in 2009.


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Just FYI, this is the second time I've tried following a link from Flayrah the UK board and been denied access. Not a single page can be viewed without an actual account - not even contact pages or help pages. It wouldn't be worth mentioning, except I'm still waiting for someone to approve my account creation half a week ago. :)

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Strangely the con staff did not feel the need to post such information on their own website, otherwise I would have linked it.

The UKFur administration state that their manual system of verification is necessary to prevent spam and trolls. I have posted your name in a confirmation thread in an attempt to speed up the process.

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Seems to have done the trick - thanks! :)

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I half imagine an undercurrent of 'one upmanship' being played out to see who can donate more (when considered in the context of the north v south rivalry).

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GreenReaper (Laurence Parry)read storiescontact (login required)

a developer, editor and Kai Norn from London, United Kingdom, interested in wikis and computers

Small fuzzy creature who likes cheese & carrots. Founder of WikiFur, lead admin of Inkbunny, and Editor-in-Chief of Flayrah.