Our Chosen Charity - Hibanacon 2017
Written by Mike on 19/04/2017
When setting up an anime convention it’s a long tradition that it becomes associated with good causes, whether local or national, and it’s fair to say that our choice of charity was one that took a lot of soul searching and consideration.


For Hibanacon 2017 we will be supporting Mind.


Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK every year suffers from some form of mental health condition, and this is something that has touched the committee in several ways over the years, either personally or through a loved one or family member.


Here’s a video Mind have produced that talks a little about mental health conditions, how they affect people, how they’re perceived by people at large, and a little bit of how they help people to recover from, and cope with, mental health conditions:



So what are we doing in aid of the charity over the weekend? Well, firstly we’ll be holding a charity auction. We’ll be working with several groups in order to provide you with interesting items to bid on, and frankly we want your cash. Not only this but at the closing ceremony we’ll be handing around the buckets, so if there’s shrapnel you want to be rid of then both we and Mind will be happy to take it off your hands!


These won’t be the only opportunities you’ll have to contribute to Mind, however, but we’ll announce more of those as we get closer to the event!


If you feel that you could help us with an event, a cool auction item, or even just have a personal experience with Mind that you’d be happy for us to share we’d be very happy to hear about any or all of those and we’d encourage you to get in touch on

so we can work together on it.  

At the end of the day we’re all at the convention to have fun, and we want you to have a great time with us, at the same time we want to give something back to a great charity that we think makes a huge positive impact on so many people’s lives.


If you want to visit Mind’s website and find out a bit more about them, what they do, and how they help people then please visit their website here.