One of the 2011 SKSP participants, Owen McAdam, has got the ball rolling for this year by already raising £50 in sponsorship for his marathon in October. With gift aid this gets the Sick Kids Save Point 2011 total off to a flying £64.10 start, and its only April!!
Owen’s JustGiving fundraising page tells us why he’s decided to put himself through 24 hours of videogames all over again:
“I decided to enter SKSP for the 2nd year to help raise money for the sick kids hospital in edinburgh as they saved the life of one of my best friends kids. His son, Nathan, was born but had severe breathing difficulties and was very close to the edge and sadly would not have made it but for the efforts of all the staff at the sick kids.
My sister is also a pediatric nurse who used to work at the sick kids and has told me countless times about the great work they do helping little kids who fall seriously ill.”
Last year Owen won some exclusive Grand Theft Auto goodies in our prize draw, he’s already two-thirds of the way to entering the draw for this year…