Scotland’s 24 hour video game marathon will return in 2012, on the weekend of the 12th-14th October.
In the last 2 years gamers across the UK have raised over £28,000 for The Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh. Along the way we’ve had the incredible support of Rockstar North, our local games behemoth, who have donated substantially to our total as well as some truly awesome prizes for our top participants. We’ve also had brilliant support from Codemasters UK and Journalist Scott Munro who have donated Nintendo DS Lites and games for the hospital to help with rehabilitation of sick children there.
Special mention must also go to independent games designer Tony Gowland and and Queensferry dad Neil Gow, who were our top players of 2010 & 2011 respectively. Along with podcast Downtoforit X, cheap flight comparison gurus Skyscanner, local ska band More From Jim, Icthus Christian Fellowship and the guys at Twitch gaming, Edinburgh’s PC gaming centre, these brave gamers took part in a non stop gaming session of 24 hours straight! Think it sounds easy? Think again – these gamers and many, many more pushed past the fun barrier to support the work of The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
And in 2012, you can too. Just choose any 24-hour slot between 12th-14th October, and watch this space for more details! Any questions? Come find us on Facebook or Twitter..
Scotland’s 24 hour videogames marathon was a blast last year, and an incredible success. We raised an unbelievable £21k to help Sick Children and their families all over the Lothians and Scotland as a whole, through the work of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. This was thanks to all the gamers who signed up and put themselves through 24 hours of non-stop gaming for the cause… Thank you again.
At SKSP HQ we’ve been outrageously busy with real life and other boring pursuits, and as such there may be some loose ends to tie up. If you won a prize but didn’t receive it please get in touch. Neil, our top player, still has to get his prize so expect further news on that soon.
We’d like to run the event this year, probably in October again. Who’s up for it?