With 2 weeks to go, things are gathering apace for a crazy weekend of games. We’ve been putting posters up around Edinburgh, including at the Sick Kids.
Last year flight price comparison experts Skyscanner impressed us when they raised £1.3k towards the SKSP total by turning their office into a 24 hour videogames mecca. Now it looks like they’ll be joining us again!
“Skyscanner as an organisation takes great pride in the variety of charity work that it gets involved in. Being comprised primarily of geeks, a band of Skyscanner employees were naturally drawn to the marathon and the cause.” They tell us on their Just Giving page. If last year was anything to go by, expect some amusing video blogs! Welcome back scanners!
In 3 weeks time the dust will be settling on the third Sick Kids Save Point charity gaming marathon!
We’ll be exhausted, all gamed out, but we’ll be feeling that sense of accomplishment that you can only get from helping others.
In our case we are raising money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, including helping them provide comforts and specialist services. We’ve previously contributed toward the cost of state-of-the-art keyhole surgery equipment, vehicles, the drop-in centre and Kidsnet, the children’s intranet throughout Lothian.
“we purchase state of the art medical equipment, assist extra research, raise funds for family and child-friendly facilities and provide special comforts for children in hospital.” chief exec Maureen Harrison told STV this year. read more here.
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Help us do it again. This year we’ve 42 fundraising pages set up on Just Giving, and everyone is getting their sponsors in. Unfortunately the one trophy from our trophy list that eluded us last year looks unlikely to be achieved again: to get 100 fundraising pages taking part..
Can we do it? The only way we’ll get there is with your help. It’s not too late. Sign up for Scotland’s 24 hour gaming marathon now, by creating a page on Just Giving and following our instructions on the right.
If you’re already on board, see if you can persuade someone to join you!
Play Games. Save Kids. Win Stuff.
Edinburgh Indie studio Blazing Griffin is relaunching The Ship, a unique multiplayer PC game.
Thoth be praised!! Scottish games company Ludometrics have offered 2 of the new ipod shuffles towards our prize list! All you need to do to enter the draw is raise £100 in sponsorship for your Sick Kids Save Point gaming marathon. If you win, you get to choose the colour…
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