SOS: supporting Medecins Sans Frontiers in Second Life, 2017

Image courtesy of SOS

Image courtesy of Spoonful Of Sugar

In September 2016, the team of Spoonful Of Sugar (SOS) held their inaugural event aimed at raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Also known as Doctors Without Borders, MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. They provide assistance and medical care to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

That SOS event raised over L$3 million (US $11,118) for MSF, an incredible total for a first event, and the organising team are hoping to beat that total in 2017. Work is already progressing on the Spring 2017 Spoonful Of Sugar festival, which will take place between Saturday, March 18th, 2017 and Saturday, April 1st, 2017 inclusive.

The 2016 Spoonful of Sugar event hub

The 2016 Spoonful of Sugar event hub

Through the two weeks of the event, there will be live performances and DJ sets, dance troupes and tribute acts. And there will be designers and creators from the worlds of fashion, home and garden, and breedables on hand, all of whom will be both sponsoring the event and offering a range of items specifically to help raise money for SOS and MSF.

Right now, sponsorship spots for creators and designers are available in all three categories – fashion, home and garden, and breedables – but slots are filling up. If you are a creator  / designer in any of these categories, and you would like to support SOS / MSF, please visit the SOS sponsorship page to find out more about the various levels of sponsorship currently available, and how to apply.

the 2016 Spoonful Of Sugar Breedables fair

The 2016 Spoonful Of Sugar Breedables fair

SOS are also looking for bloggers to cover the event. If you are a blogger, and would be interested in doing so, please see the SOS blogger application page.

To keep up to date with Spoonful Of Sugar, make sure you visit and bookmark the festival website, where you can also learn more about the work of MSF.

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2 thoughts on “SOS: supporting Medecins Sans Frontiers in Second Life, 2017

  1. Minetheree

    Hi, I just saw this posted in my g+ stream. This is a great charity to support! I wanted to mention that the http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/no-borders-festival-2017/ has also been supporting this charity for some years now.

    Interestingly, unless these people already know of each other (I don’t know personally, I just mention such things to try and help people to collaborate), it would be wonderful if the two groups could get in contact with each other and possibly do some type of collaboration.

    The cause is important.

    3rg has a cross grid chatter box that when they used to also have an SL space in the past where they were set up at the same times and the people could hear the chat from both sides making it lots of fun.

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  2. Persephone Emerald

    Reblogged this on Wandering in the Underworld and commented:
    SOS – Survivors of Suicide is a pretty good support group for people in Second Life who have depression or other mental health challenges. They are a peer-support group, but chat is fairly-well moderated. They also have in-world group meetings and are involved in admirable fundraising events such as this one.

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