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Sick Kids Save Point charity gaming marathon reaches £100,000 landmark

Sick Kids Save Point charity gaming marathon reaches £100,000 landmark

The Sick Kids Save Point charity marathon has now raised a total of £100,000 for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

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.

Freeman said:

“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.”

 

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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