I am sure that most of you are already aware that Guylty’s father died last week after a sudden and unexpected illness. The obituary for her father appeared in their local paper yesterday, and it asks mourners not to send tangible expressions of sympathy to the family. The desired beneficiary of any memorials is a Heimatverein via a German bank account.
Since this will be a bit difficult for people outside of the EU to participate in, Servetus and I talked it over and we thought that a donation to one of Richard Armitage’s Just Giving charities on behalf of fans might be in order (similar to the one that was organized in memory of Servetus’ mom last summer). I have set up a new PayPal account to collect donations which will then be donated at the Just Giving site.
This post is not meant as a pressure to donate; We know that heartfelt expressions of sympathy are the most meaningful, and very many of you have left notes of sympathy already. But if you feel so moved, we wanted to let you know about this opportunity to donate. Guylty is really a bright light of the fandom; she has bolstered so many of us time and again, both knowingly and unknowingly; and our hope is to extend the sign from all over the world of how much we sympathize with her.
As far as the transactional details, we have a couple of different options
1. CDoart has volunteered to coordinate donations to the Heimaterverein HERE
2. To donate to via PayPal click HERE
- it is possible to donate via PayPal without a PayPal account. Shoot me an email, and I’ll send you the info.
3. All PayPal donations will be kept completely confidential, but if you would prefer to remain wholly anonymous, you can donate directly to Just Giving without providing your name. Click HERE for Richard Armitage’s Just Giving Pages.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I’ll leave you with a song by one of Guylty’s favorite artists…