Want to do something nice for Martin Freeman’s birthday AND help fight cancer? Well now you can do both! Check out Operation: Martin’s Birthday!
“We are raising money to donate to charity in Martin Freeman’s name for his next birthday. We will also send him letters and cards to let him know how much we love him! Our chosen charity is Stand Up To Cancer. Stand Up To Cancer is a charity that funds cancer research, in the search for a cure. Martin has personally endorsed this charity in the past.”
Hey Operation-Martins-Birthday admin here -- I had no idea you were giving our blog so much love!! You perfect human being!! LET ME LOVE YOU! *tackle hug* I want to feed you biscuits and tea and watch series three with you. Seriously, thank you so so much!
Anything I can do to help, darling! If it’s not obvious, I love Martin. He’s amazing, and what you’re doing for him is absolutely wonderful! *cuddles* <3
If you’re not already, go follow Operation-Martins-Birthday for details on the brilliant things they’re doing for Martin’s birthday xx
We have reached our goal of $500 for Stand Up to Cancer!
That’s money going to fight the spread of cancer! We all did that! I am actually crying right now, because of how touched I am.
Seriously, thank you to every single person who reblogged us - who encouraged their followers to donate. And a big thank you to everyone who donated. You all contributed, and we are very grateful to you all!
I know there are more Martin fans than this gang. So here is your homework assignment for Thanksgiving Break: Get at least 2 people who follow you on Tumblr to follow this blog. Let them know it’s for a good cause!
Well, ladies and gentlemen, no one has ever accused me of being late before and I didn’t intend to start now. Even though it’s a few days early, we have sent a private message to Amanda Abbington’s Twitter (with the help of the ever wonderful Baker Street Babes) letting her know about the charity contributions and the birthday messages - which are on a private blog, just for Martin to see.
On our final tally, this blog had 500 followers, collected 80 birthday messages, and raised $1,750.00 for Stand Up to Cancer. WOW!
So, if you donated, messaged us, or even just gave us a signal boost, I want you to take a moment and give yourself a round of applause. It’s amazing the things fans can do when they come together. Don’t ever forget that!
Thank you everyone! We will absolutely let you know the second we get a response from Mr. Freeman!
What's that you say? You want to donate to Stand Up To Cancer, but funds are a little tight right now?
Well, we have some ideas to help with that:
Start a lemonade stand.
If you can draw, sell some of your fan art to go towards the cause.
Neighborhood car wash.
Go to the store and buy a dozen roses (about $15) then re-sell each one for $5 each. Tell people they are buying a rose to support cancer research. People always feel more inclined to donate money when they get something in return, even if it’s something small.
Look around your neighborhood - does someone need help mowing their lawn or taking out the garbage? That’s an easy way to earn some cash.
Ask for help. Siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins - you get the idea! They will be proud of you for helping such a worthy cause.
If you can get one family member to donate say, $10, then challenge your other family members to meet or beat that amount.
You get the idea! The point is, most of these require little to no money to start with, to turn it into a bigger donation.
*With all of these ideas, please remember to be safe and responsible. We don’t want you selling lemonade in a bad neighborhood, or trespassing on anyone’s property to mow their lawn. Let your parents/guardians know what you’re doing.
Reminder: Whether you are able to donate or not, everyone is encouraged to send in Birthday Wishes for Martin. No one will be turned away from participating in this portion of the birthday fun! :)
What do you guys think? Any fundraising ideas we didn’t think of? Reblog with any ideas you have!
So, my friends and I were chatting tonight, and we realized that no one had gotten together for a charity donation for Martin Freeman’s birthday. And that made us sad. We want our adorable little rage hedgehog to feel like his fans love him too.
So I started this blog in the same vein as Operation: Ben’s Birthday. I have emailed those lovely people to ask for their help and advice.
This idea literally happened minutes ago, so I am still working on the details. I will be making a PayPal account and looking into which charities Martin might like.
I will keep everyone posted! (Thank you in advance for following and getting the word out!)
We are so delighted to have so many amazing followers – but we feel like there is a percentage of Martin fans we are not reaching. We really want everyone to have the opportunity to send in birthday message and participate.
So, we turn to you, our amazing Tumblrites, what are your favorite Martin blogs? They can be Martin specific, Sherlock, Hobbit, or just personal bloggers who are Freemaniacs. Which ones would you recommend?
Do you guys realized we doubled the number of followers on this blog, in less than a day?! That is awesome!
As promised, here is your pie I spent all day on it
Seriously though, I want to say how cool it is that we all care so much about this show and this cast and we’re able to come together like this. We’re going to raise money for a charity! We’re all helping to make the world a better place! I think that shows how awesome we all are. Gives me goosebumps.