If you want to know how well we’re doing, or more specifics about where the money raised goes, check out our Trophy List. You’ll see that we only got 57% of our trophies in 2010, not very impressive by hardcore gamers standards…
Can we do better in 2011? It’s all down to you
We are delighted to announce that local game maestros Rockstar North, creators of Grand Theft Auto, have again decided to back Sick Kids Save Point. Last year would not have been possible without their incredible support – indeed many Rockstar employees took part!
Watch this space for details on the prizes that Rockstar have donated – Raise £100 in sponsorship for your marathon and you will be entered into the prize draw automatically. Other companies have offered prizes too, and we will announce them in due course… Play Games. Save Kids. AND Win Stuff. Pretty Good eh?
So you’ve picked up a flyer, and you want to know what this is all about, right?
Sick Kids Save Point is a 24 hour gaming marathon organised on behalf of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, in which gamers attempt to play games for 24 hours straight to raise money for the charity, benefiting patients and families at the Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh. Under 18s accumulate the 24 hours between a group.
WHERE? – In your own homes, or in groups.
WHEN? – This October, at some point over the weekend of the 7th-9th. We all do it together so we can support each other on facebook and twitter (and make sure we haven’t dozed off!)
If you think you could do it then follow the guidelines on the right on how to sign up, and welcome aboard! If not please consider sponsoring us to raise money for this vital charity – just press the button on the right to find the event’s Just Giving page.
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…
In 2010 Gamers all over Scotland undertook a 24-hour gaming marathon and raised over £7,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, who help the patients and their families at the Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh. They were supported by Edinburgh’s own Rockstar North, the creators of Grand Theft Auto. Codemasters UK also donated Nintendo DS lites for the brave children in the wards of the Sick Kids Hospital. Our top player was Freakyzoid, who raised a staggering £778.05 including gift aid.
As they attempted to play games for 24 hours they kept in contact through facebook and twitter, and a strong gaming community emerged. Now is your chance to join that community, because this year we plan to do it all again, only this time bigger and better!
In various 24 hour slots between 12.00am Friday 7th October and 11.59pm Sunday 9th October gamers will be undertaking a marathon on thier sofa. They will be collecting sponsorship through Just Giving to help an important local charity. If you want to be part of it, join us on facebook and twitter, and watch this space for further details….