The event has just been held for the seventh year running, beating its total to raise £11,000, and bringing the overall total in this time to £100,000.
Sick Kids Save Point is organised by avid gamer Tom Freeman on behalf of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, and encourages as many teams of families as possible to get involved annually. Participants can take part on a console, computer, mobile phone, on social media or by playing board games, and can do so as part of a team with family and/or friends or on their own from their own living room.
“The whole thing started in 2009. My daughter was just a baby and I wasn’t getting much sleep anyway, so the idea of playing games for 24 hours seemed like a novel fundraising idea for a vital local charity. I had no idea it would snowball into an annual event which has seen hundreds of people take part from around the world, and I am so overwhelmed and proud that it has now raised an incredible £100k.”
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