Dram 4 Sam 2017

Announcing the 4th annual “Dram 4 Sam” charity fundraising drive…

Each year, fans of Sam Heughan (star of Starz television series Outlander) come together to celebrate his birthday on April 30th in a unique and special way. Inspired by the actor’s own charitable endeavors, fans donate the cost of a “dram” (a glass of whisky, wine, or your favorite coffee drink) to one of Sam’s chosen charities. This year, we will continue to support the two charities closest to our hearts: Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise.

The fundraising drive begins at 12:01am eastern time on April 15th and continues until midnight eastern on April 30th. To make a donation, you click the link to the charity you’d like to donate to on the JustGiving website and follow the directions there. Please note that when using your credit/debit card to donate, that this website is in the UK; so, ensure that your card is set up to allow foreign transactions.

Last year we raised $24.077 total for both charities, but this year we know we can do better than that! We love to think big, so we challenge Sam Heughan fans (better known as Heughligans) and Outlander fans to donate $30,000 to charity this year! Let’s show the world how much good can come out of a fandom.

Please follow the links below to donate, but REMEMBER, it begins on April 15th. Any donations made before that date will still go to charity, but won’t be counted towards our $30,000 goal.

Thanks again on behalf of YTAS and Bloodwise for your continued support!!

Links to donate:

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

www.justgiving.com/heughligansyouththeatre

Bloodwise
www.justgiving.com/heughligans

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Little Photoshop of Horrors

I admit it, I love me some Photoshop.

Blemish? Erase it!
Double chin? Lose 20lbs instantly with the swipe of a paintbrush!

Photoshop is God’s gift to the people like me who never seem to take a good selfie.

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However, there is a point where photoshopping can sometimes become scary
….fan edits.

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Do you remember when Sam was cast as Jamie and we all couldn’t wait to see how he looked  with red hair or in a kilt? We stalked social media daily waiting for the first photos to be released. Well, some people just couldn’t wait and decided it’d be much easier to mock up their own idea of how Sam would look as Jamie.

I present to you, the “first” images of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in Outlander…

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Now let’s compare that to the actual first photo of Sam as Jamie…

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See what I’m getting at? Nothing compares to the real thing. It’s pretty hard to improve on perfection.

Now, some of these Photoshop creations are pretty funny and creative…

Sam Heughan in Game of Thrones…FINALLY!

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From digitalspy.com

Sam Heughan hanging out on the Enterprise with Captain Kirk…

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From Twitter, creator unknown

A Sam Heughan to win any argument…

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From Twitter account @gingermostly

And it’s a good thing Sam has a long contract, because he’s going to need the money to support all his IMAGINARY internet children…

And lastly, since Christmas is only 5 months away, you’d better be good because Sam sees you while your sleeping…

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Picture by Covadonga

Acccccccckkkkk!!!!

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from parenting.com

3rd Annual Dram 4 Sam a Huge Success!

Last Saturday, April 30th, we wrapped up our third annual Dram 4 Sam charity drive in honor of Sam’s 36th birthday. We challenged Heughligans and Outlander fans alike to raise $20k for two of Sam’s charities, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise.  Fans definitely met that challlenge…and more! We are proud to announce that we raised:

 

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A huge thank you to everyone for being so generous and really supporting this annual event, certainly we could not have done it alone!

To celebrate this wonderful achievement and thank Sam’s generous fans, Heughan’s Heughligans will launch a raffle beginning at midnight eastern on Sunday 5/8/2016 and running until midnight eastern on 5/15/2016. Raffle is open to US residents ONLY (for legal reasons) and participants are welcome to enter once a day, with an opportunity to receive up to 7 entries each and every day of the raffle. Two winners will be picked at random on 5/16/2016 and notified by email by 5/20/16. The prizes are: One (1) Kindle Fire 7″ 2015 Version and One (1) Amazon Gift Certificate for $50.

 

To enter our raffle, please follow this link: CLICK HERE

Good luck to everyone and thank you again on behalf of YTAS and Bloodwise for your donations!

Dram 4 Sam 2016

Every April since 2014 Heughligans, Outlander fans, and Sam Heughan supporters have come together to celebrate Sam Heughan’s birthday in a unique and special way. This year is no exception, in fact we have even more to celebrate this month.

The administrators of Heughan’s Heughligans are happy to announce that beginning April 13th, we will kick off the 3rd annual “Dram 4 Sam” charity drive. As our way of thanking Sam Heughan for his incredible and dedicated performance as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series, Outlander, we will give him the best birthday present yet…donating to two of his chosen charities: Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) and Bloodwise.

Here’s how it works:

From April 13th to April 30th we are asking all fans to donate the price of a “dram” to one of these charities. Maybe you’re a coffee junkie like me, or are a fan of whisky…whatever your choice of drink, we are asking you to forego it for a week (or two!) and donate the equivalent amount to charity. This may seem like a small amount, but when combined with the hundreds of other fan donations, it really adds up! Last year we raised a total of $12,862 in 17 days, but this year we’re hoping to beat that amount. Which leads us to our challenge…

As a way of celebrating the recent milestone of 20,000 members on our Facebook page, we are challenging our members to raise $20,000 ($1 for each member!). #20k420k

So, log onto one of the following sites beginning April 13th (Dram 4 Sam donations will begin being tracked that day) and be generous with your “drams!” Donations in honor of Sam’s birthday will be counted until April 30th (Sam’s birthday) at midnight PST. Minimum donation amount for both sites is $5.

To donate to Bloodwise (blood cancer research charity): CLICK HERE

To donate to Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (for whom Sam is a patron): CLICK HERE

Be sure to write your birthday message in the comment box on your donation form and label it #Dram4Sam , #D4S or #20k420k. Look for more reminders and blogs in the coming weeks and make sure you join our Dram 4 Sam event page on Facebook to show your support. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR DRAM 4 SAM EVENT ON FACEBOOK

Thank you in advance for your donations on behalf of all the administrators of Heughan’s Heughligans, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Bloodwise, and Sam Heughan.

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