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Child bullied over dwarfism leads out all-star rugby team as crowdfunding nears half a million

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A nine-year-old Australian boy who prompted a public outpouring of support after being bullied at school for his dwarfism has led out an all-star indigenous rugby league team as crowdfunding for the child nears the half a million mark. Quaden Bayles, who lives with dwarfism-causing genetic disorder achondroplasia, was filmed by his mother Yarraka in a state of distress as she attempted to highlight the pain that bullying can cause. Following a global display of empathy, the boy – who himself is aboriginal Australian – was asked to lead the Indigenous All Star rugby league team onto the field at the Cbus […]

Xiaomi’s Latest Crowdfunding Project is a Pocket-sized Printer

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Chinese consumer electronics and software major Xiaomi, which started off by releasing its Android-based firmware MIUI in 2010, has now risen to become the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the two largest markets in the world — India and China. Along with its smartphone business, the company has heavily invested in other consumer electronics including smartphone accessories, laptops, wearables, and smart home products among others. The latest addition to Xiaomi’s line of consumer electronics is a pocket-sized printer which recently surpassed its crowdfunding goal. The XPRINT Pocket AR Photo Printer is the company’s 153rd  crowdfunded project and it does more than […]

Spice and Wolf VR Game Meets Crowdfunding Goal in Two Hours

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Spice and Wolf VR Game Meets Crowdfunding Goal in Two Hours Are folks out there excited to enter the world of Spice and Wolf? Yes, to put it mildly. The official Japanese crowdfunding campaign for the game kicked off on Campfire November 25, and made its goal in two hours. That goal was 8,000,000 yen (about $70,600). At present, the campaign is sitting at 203% of its goal. And keep in mind this is only the Japanese site: the international leg of the crowdfunding campaign hits Kickstarter next week. The VR game is being produced by Spicy Tails, and is set […]

As medical costs soar, more Americans turn to crowdfunding – CBS News

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More Americans facing costly medical bills are turning to crowdfunding sites to solicit money online from friends, family and even strangers, a new study shows. Eight million Americans have started campaigns for themselves or a household member to cover a range of medical expenses, from routine care to rare disease treatment, according to a report from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, based on a recent survey of more than 1,000 adults. And more than 12 million Americans say they have started a crowdfunding campaign to help someone outside of their immediate family afford their medical […]

Help fund our protest for Palestine! – a Community crowdfunding project in London by Together for Palestine

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Please help us cover the costs of our protest so we can continue to mobilise on the streets and keep the Palestinian cause at the forefront! This content was originally published here.

Former oil worker plans to radically expand bacon business thanks to £27,000 crowdfunding success – Evening Express

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Mark Reynolds, who owns the Piggery-Smokery, based in the Alford area, launched the campaign last month and smashed its target of £22,500. A north-east bacon producer, who recently lost his job in the oil and gas industry, is celebrating after nearly 300 supporters pledged money to his business’s crowdfunding appeal. Mark Reynolds, owner of Piggery-Smokery based in the Alford area, launched the campaign last month and has smashed his target of £22,500, receiving just over £27,000. The money will enable him to purchase a slicer which will increase production time dramatically, and will mean that in just one hour Mark […]

Mandalorian Razor Crest Is Hasbro’s Next Crowdfunding Toy

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Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. PrevNextView All In addition to landing gear that can disappear as the Razor Crest heads off into space, the replica includes a fully detailed cockpit with a removable transparent canopy, letting you seat three figures at the ship’s controls (and maybe a very tiny Baby Yoda). There’s also a detailed interior with a weapons cache that can be hidden away, a carbonite freezing chamber to hold your would-be-bounties, a covert bunk area, pop-up blasters, a ramp that lowers in the […]

The Jamie Markham Fundraiser – a Personal Causes crowdfunding project in London by Jamie Markham Fundraiser (Friends of Ainslie Wood Primary)

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We are Chingford based parents and Candice and her family are our wonderful friends. We are fundraising to support them in anyway we can. This content was originally published here.

Festival and King’s Theatre Emergency Support Fund – a Film and Theatre crowdfunding project in Edinburgh by Capital Theatres

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We want to prevent the closure of our theatres, and to continue bringing the arts to the wider community through our engagement work. Capital Theatres is asking for donations to help ensure our three city centre theatres in Edinburgh (Festival Theatre, King’s Theatre, and The Studio) can re-open when it is safe to do so, and to ensure continued access to the arts for our most vulnerable communities during COVID-19. Please make a donation or pledge for one of exciting rewards. Why are we crowdfunding? Almost 90% of Capital Theatres’ income is generated from ticket sales. The sudden closure of […]

After Wildly Successful Crowdfunding, You Can Now Order Bike Helmets That Look Like Regular Hats

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Safety and style can now be synonymous thanks to a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign for a bicycle helmet that looks like a normal hat. David Hall and Jordan Klein are the masterminds behind the Park & Diamond helmet – a piece of headwear that is as thin and stylish as a baseball cap or beanie, but as durable as a traditional bike helmet. The helmet’s versatility means that it can easily be folded up and stored in a bag or stuffed into a bike’s water bottle holder. “You wouldn’t wear a seatbelt if it took up your entire backpack and […]