Checklist time…

So, with Sick Kids Save Point fast approaching, how ready are you for a video games marathon in 2 weeks? Here’s a wee checklist to help you work it out:

1. Have you set up your Just Giving page? Its very quick, just follow THIS LINK.
Remember to personalise it, people respond better to personal stories, and photos! You’d be surprised how many pages still have a pair of trainers as their avatar..

2. Are you following us on twitter and facebook? You must keep everyone informed during your marathon by posting on our facebook page, tweeting using the #sksp hashtag, or if you’re live streaming or vlogging let us know the url and we’ll post them all on this site. We need to know you’re still up, and what you’re playing.

3. Have you worked out where and when you’re playing? If you’re playing at home, does whoever you live with know the TV will be out of action for 24 hours? If you’re playing with others have you worked out whose house? If you’re going to Twitch Gaming, have you let them know? Also work out what time you want to start – An early start means you’ll be going to bed in the morning and may mess up your internal clock, but an evening start means you’re looking at 36 hours or so awake!

4. Have you asked your closest friends and family to sponsor you? In the last 2 years most of our sponsorship came from non-gamers. Part of the point of Sick Kids Save Point is to improve the image of our hobby, and now’s your chance to show that some good can be done by playing games. Tell them about the charity, and why you’re doing it. Getting sponsored isn’t as hard as you think, but you do need to ASK PEOPLE to sponsor you, otherwise it’ll all be for nothing.

Good Luck! We can’t wait to follow the carnage online…

Holy Countdown Batfolks

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.

In the meantime this weekend sees pacesetter Richard Adams embarking on his ‘dev marathon’ in which he’ll be making as many games as he can in 24 hours. We’ve sponsored him suggesting a game using our wee sprite logo as a character. Why not sponsor him to make a suggestion? At least show him some support.
The rest of us are hard in training getting into shape for our 24 hour video games marathon in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation on the weekend of 12th -14th October 2012. If you think playing games and saving kids sounds like something you could do, it’s not too late to sign up. Just read our Safety guidelines and create a Just Giving Page
What are you playing this weekend? tweet us with the #sksptraining hashtag, or come chat to us on Facebook.

The Social Network

keep in touch!

The idea of doing a marathon on your own sofa is a bit weird, we know.  Last years Sick Kids Save Point found many participants struggling to stay awake and motivated during their marathons, especially if they were attempting the 24 hours of gaming on their own.  This is why the social networks are really important in Sick Kids Save Point – they keep you connected with all the other participants.  Let people know what your playing, how your doing and it lets us all know that you haven’t fallen asleep!
Make sure before you start then that you are following us on Twitter or through our facebook page, and if you are thinking of streaming your marathon live, let us know so we can post the links up here.

Below you can see what the community are talking about on twitter, using the #sksp hashtag…

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