Laughing Buddha

Jul 02

Anonymous said: Hello, do you know how many charities is Benedict involved with?

cumberbuddy:

Sorry it’s taken me weeks to respond! So, how long have you got?

- Princes Trust (Palace 2 Palace bike ride was for this too & he’s an ambassador of PT!The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help young people.

- London’s New End Primary School auctioned off a photo Benedict donated to them.

- Cards for Keeps - a celebrity charity auction run by Stampin’ Up! UK on behalf of children’s charity Coram.

- He supported the London Night Hike for Maggie’s Centres. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer .

- He has supported and urged fans to donate to the MND charity. ALS/MND charities fund and promote global research into MND and provides support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.

- Donated a Spencer Hart suit to Annos Africa. UK based African children’s arts charity running educational arts projects in the Nairobi slums.

- Asked fans to donate to Myeloma UK one year for his birthday. Myeloma is a myeloma/multiple myeloma blood cancer disease

Cool to be Kind - Benedict Cumberbatch knows it is Cool to be Kind to animals.

Was involved with Dramatic Need.  Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping vulnerable children in Africa to build hope & self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma & hardship.

Went to the zoo with a fan with Cystic Fibrosis which was part of her ‘Make A Wish’. 

He is a patrol for Odd Arts. Odd Arts has worked with over 60,000 people, making safer communities and individuals. We are market leaders in issue and evidence based arts work within criminal justice and community settings. 

Signed a Deerstalker for St.Mungo’s. St Mungo’s is a charity registered in England to help homeless people.

Urged his fans to donate to the late great Stephen’s Story who was suffering and sadly died of a incurable cancer. 

An auction went live after the High Life interview and photoshoot where they auctioned Benedict’s coat that he wore for the shoot. This was for Flying Start is our global charity partnership, British Airways and Comic Relief UK. The aim is to raise money to help children living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world.

Attended a charity dinner gala with Prince William to celebrate the work of the Royal Marsden. He also attended the Met Gala which is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.

Reportedly brought food for beggars in Kuala Lumpur. 

Read at an event called “Letters Live” for The Reading Agency which raised over eleven thousand pounds for The Reading Agency.

- Fans had (somehow!) found out a t-shirt he had worn was brought at “The Henry Miller Memorial Library. Which is a public benefit, non-profit organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.

- Drew a self portrait to auction off for the Willow Foundation which is dedicated to bringing special days to the seriously ill who are between the ages 16 and 40 years of age and live in the United Kingdom.

Benedict was just one of the guest presenters at the Gold Award Presentation in St. James’s Palace on 19 March. . The DofE is a leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Benedict supprted the drama training of upcoming actor Ben Eagle by donating items for auction at Bonhams, including an iconic, signed deerstalker.

- Benedict attended an event to celebrate five Los Angeles high school “stars” in recognition for their excellence in academic achievements, despite the overwhelming obstacles that stand in their way. This charity is called the Children’s Defence Fund. 

He attended a charity gala for The Park Theatre which raised over £100,000 to help build a new education floor at Park Theatre.

- Benedict read (& is honorary Vice President) for The Story of Christmas event which raises funds to support charitable projects that benefit homeless people and disadvantaged children in and around London. The Story of Christmas is supported by private and corporate benefactors, together with famous faces from the worlds of stage and screen who perform live.

Benedict attended Elton John’s Aids Foundation Oscar party. EJAF is an international non-profit organisation funding direct patient care services and AIDS prevention education.

- He attended the 2004 Amnesty International Burlesque party which helped raise over £100,000 for human rights. 

- Benedict & Martin took time out filming Sherlock in 2013 to meet young people with cancer from the unit at University College London Hospital nearby.

- Benedict attended the Centrepoint Winter White galaCentrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16-25 years olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.

- He’s supporting Bowel Cancer UK  who have been aiming to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. 

(That’s not including all the other charities and gala’s he attends and help that we don’t know about.)

~ Additionally Benedict  joined the Stop the War Coalition protest against the Iraq War in London, addressed activists in a protest sponsored by the Trade Union Congress in Westminster on the suggested risks to the arts due to spending cuts expected in the Spending Review, was a signatory of Amnesty International’s letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for women’s rights in Afghanistan for International Women’s Day 2014, protested against what he perceived were civil liberties violations by the UK Government, publicly backed “Hacked Off' and officiated the same-sex marriage of his friends.

And every year for his birthday his ever growing fan base raise thousands to his chosen charities or charities they want to support. Perhaps the biggest, for example, Cumberbatchweb organises one every year. One year £10K for the Teenage Cancer Trust was raised, last year £15k for Myeloma UK and this year (as it stands currently) £6,163 to The Princes Trust. Not forgetting all the other fans raising large amounts for other charities throughout the year in his name. 

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“Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” - Moliere.

In the light of a seeming constant intrusion into his whereabouts and privacy, it would be a delight to make a few frenzied discussions on what he does to truly deflect his own fame for good. Take his lead & shine a light into a weary world.

So proud to be a part of this man’s life! Thank you for your sincere efforts in posting this beautifully compiled list :-)

Jul 01

Benedict's Birthday Fundraiser Giveaway! →

cumberninjas:

Hi Guys!

So as some of you know, I’m currently fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation in honor of Benedict’s Birthday. Well I thought a giveaway would be a great tie in since I want to reward the efforts and generosity of the collective.

To Enter: You would need to donate to the…

This is such a fantastic effort! Kudos to you! Your purity and sincerity shall be rewarded in kind manifold :-)

Mar 29
mind-palace-impala:


The Benedict Network: A safe haven for the Cumber Collective to appreciate and enjoy Benedict Cumberbatch

What purpose will a network serve?
The network will consist of blogs that adore Benedict and are mainly about him.  Anyone can follow/browse the network (like a gallery) to discover new Benedict-centered blogs and hopefully make some new friends in the process.
Requirements:
Follow me (not actually a requirement, although it is an exciting option)
Must appreciate, respect, and support Benedict Cumberbatch unconditionally
Be respectful toward Benedict (that means his looks, his wardrobe, his personality, etc.), his family, and his friends (even if, somehow, you aren’t fond of them). No belittling, no rudeness, and no hate or negativity toward any of the aforementioned. Thank you.
Post a lot of Benedict. Like, A LOT! Blogs which predominantly consist of Benedict are ideal. If you post a lot of Benedict and occasionally some other things as well, that’s fine, too. I’d be a total hypocrite otherwise….
No NSFW or slash. Blogs with this content will not be considered  ( I will be checking)
Have a Benedict inspired url or theme (eg: background, sidebar, etc.) Urls and themes inspired by a character Benedict has played are also brilliant.
Be familiar with more of Benedict’s work than just Sherlock. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with only having seen him in Sherlock; this network is simply for those who are familiar with and post a broad variety of his work.
Interested in joining?
Reblog this post so your blog can be considered. Likes will not be considered, however liking this post to keep track of it is totally fine.
When your blog is approved:
I’ll message you with an invitation (I’d love to hand-deliver them on fine parchment with a spiffy wax seal, but oh well.)
Send me an icon (the one used on your own blog is ideal; that way you are easily identifiable to users who visit or follow the network)
Your name (real or pseudonym, whichever you prefer)
A short description about yourself (optional) 
ADD A DIRECT LINK TO The Benedict Network on your blog once you are accepted. (If you aren’t sure how to do this, just let me know and I’ll gladly help you out!)
FOLLOW THE BENEDICT NETWORK and please feel free to follow the other members as well. That’s kind of the point; finding and supporting each other and then sharing stuff with one another. The more of us Cumbercookies who terrorize run amok together on Tumblr, the better (?). But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. This is not a dictatorship.
Miscellaneous…
Once this post reaches 25 notes, I’ll add the first few members to the network. I’ll add a few more every couple of days.
There is no limit on the number of members the network can have. 
If this post doesn’t reach 25 notes I’ll just tuck this idea away and quietly go about my business =>
If this sounds like you and you’re interested in seeing this get off the ground and/or being a part of it, like and reblog! Please feel free to message me if you have any questions at all!
Right, off you go then =>


First of all, I thank you for your sincerity, dedication and the wonderful opportunity! I’m very grateful! Secondly, even if I’m unable to post “A LOT of Benedict”, I’d still love to be a part of this beautiful network :-)

mind-palace-impala:

The Benedict Network: A safe haven for the Cumber Collective to appreciate and enjoy Benedict Cumberbatch

What purpose will a network serve?

The network will consist of blogs that adore Benedict and are mainly about him.  Anyone can follow/browse the network (like a gallery) to discover new Benedict-centered blogs and hopefully make some new friends in the process.

Requirements:

  • Follow me (not actually a requirement, although it is an exciting option)
  • Must appreciate, respect, and support Benedict Cumberbatch unconditionally
  • Be respectful toward Benedict (that means his looks, his wardrobe, his personality, etc.), his family, and his friends (even if, somehow, you aren’t fond of them). No belittling, no rudeness, and no hate or negativity toward any of the aforementioned. Thank you.
  • Post a lot of Benedict. Like, A LOT! Blogs which predominantly consist of Benedict are ideal. If you post a lot of Benedict and occasionally some other things as well, that’s fine, too. I’d be a total hypocrite otherwise….
  • No NSFW or slash. Blogs with this content will not be considered  ( I will be checking)
  • Have a Benedict inspired url or theme (eg: background, sidebar, etc.) Urls and themes inspired by a character Benedict has played are also brilliant.
  • Be familiar with more of Benedict’s work than just SherlockObviously, there is nothing wrong with only having seen him in Sherlock; this network is simply for those who are familiar with and post a broad variety of his work.

Interested in joining?

  • Reblog this post so your blog can be considered. Likes will not be considered, however liking this post to keep track of it is totally fine.

When your blog is approved:

  • I’ll message you with an invitation (I’d love to hand-deliver them on fine parchment with a spiffy wax seal, but oh well.)
  • Send me an icon (the one used on your own blog is ideal; that way you are easily identifiable to users who visit or follow the network)
  • Your name (real or pseudonym, whichever you prefer)
  • A short description about yourself (optional) 
  • ADD A DIRECT LINK TO The Benedict Network on your blog once you are accepted. (If you aren’t sure how to do this, just let me know and I’ll gladly help you out!)
  • FOLLOW THE BENEDICT NETWORK and please feel free to follow the other members as well. That’s kind of the point; finding and supporting each other and then sharing stuff with one another. The more of us Cumbercookies who terrorize run amok together on Tumblr, the better (?). But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. This is not a dictatorship.

Miscellaneous

  • Once this post reaches 25 notes, I’ll add the first few members to the network. I’ll add a few more every couple of days.
  • There is no limit on the number of members the network can have. 
  • If this post doesn’t reach 25 notes I’ll just tuck this idea away and quietly go about my business =>

If this sounds like you and you’re interested in seeing this get off the ground and/or being a part of it, like and reblog! Please feel free to message me if you have any questions at all!

Right, off you go then =>

First of all, I thank you for your sincerity, dedication and the wonderful opportunity! I’m very grateful! Secondly, even if I’m unable to post “A LOT of Benedict”, I’d still love to be a part of this beautiful network :-)

Mar 18

cumberbatchweb:

love-omg-benedict:

Benedict Cumberbatch over the years [x]

Very nice!

This is so fantastic! Beautifully done!

Mar 02

britishmenarehot:

Benedict’s interview!!!

Charming as ever!

Feb 27

Seriously though, Sherlock’s faces in this scene are gold.

Priceless!

Feb 13

We’re much more similar than you can think.

Fantastic!

Feb 04
thisistheverge:

Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella

Fantastic news! So proud :-)
Feb 04

pbstv:

Behold! Cumberbatch, er— we mean #Counterbatch, is finally here…

So very adorable :-) Absolutely Made my day!

Feb 04
anindoorkitty:

We know just how you feel, darlin’  

Fabulous!