From Los Santos to Edinburgh, in one generous leap..

We’re absolutely thrilled that once again Rockstar North are supporting Sick Kids Save Point. Our local games giant has been busy creating Grand Theft Auto V, which was released last week and made $800 million IN ITS FIRST DAY, but didn’t forget about their local charity games marathon in the aftermath..

Check out the amazing prizes they’ve added to our prize draw: photo

To be in with a chance of winning your own copy of GTAV, or an ifruit iphone cover, or even a plush Chop the dog, all you need to do is sign up for SKSP and raise £100 in sponsorship on your JustGiving page, and you’ll be automatically entered into our prize draw.

Here’s our related press release:

In the wake of releasing what looks to be the best selling videogame of all time, Grand Theft Auto 5, Edinburgh-based Rockstar North have today pledged support for Sick Kids Save Point, the country’s biggest and most successful 24-hour charity gaming marathon. 

Sick Kids Save Point was launched in 2010 in Edinburgh, and thanks to the continued support of the local games giant, the event has managed to raise over £50,000 for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, making the biggest event of its kind in the UK. This year it takes place on the weekend 11th-14th October, and it is thought hundreds of gamers from across the UK will take part. 

Rockstar North have donated a four figure sum every year to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, as well as prizes to fundraisers who are taking on the challenge of playing games for 24 hours to raise money for this vital local charity.  

Edinburgh actor Tom Freeman organises the event, and was nominated for a Sick Kids award earlier this year for his efforts. 

“I’m delighted that our local heroes have yet again come up with the goods when supporting a crucial local hospital, which treats kids from all over the country.” he said 

“We’ve had support from many of the numerous local games companies and some further afield, but Rockstar North have been consistent in their generosity. Many of Rockstar’s employees even take part! 

Playing games for 24 hours is not easy. Just like a marathon runner has to fight through a pain barrier, participants in Sick Kids Save Point have to push past a realisation that sitting looking at a screen just isn’t fun anymore…”

Also supporting this year’s Sick Kids Save Point marathon are Swedish company Paradox Interactive, NIS America, Finnish company Ludocraft and Scottish website Calm Down Tom, all of whom have donated Prizes. The event also enjoys the support of the Scottish games industry through ScottishGames.net. 

the Sick Kids Friends Foundation is a registered Scottish Charity that raises around £1.5 million every year to help children and families at the Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.

Prize Draw

Sorry if you’ve been waiting, this took me about 4 hours to post after a PC meltdown….

See if you’ve won… Good Luck

Email us with your shipping details to claim your prize, or let us know if you won’t be claiming it and we’ll sell it on ebay. Every penny raised will go to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation of course!

Prizes Announced!

Thanks to some amazing people in the gaming industry, we’ve got an amazing list of Prizes this year.  Anyone who takes part in Sick Kids Save Point is eligible to win, all you have to do is raise £100 in sponsorship on your Just Giving page by the end of your video games marathon. (That’ll be NEXT WEEK then!)

Try Matching Set

From Rockstar North to Ludometrics, from Capcom to Blazing Griffin, we salute you! Oh and special thanks to Lucky Frame and Twiddly, who donated codes for their games that we can giveaway- more on that later… In the meantime, go drool over what you could win.

Rockstar North supports SKSP 3

Edinburgh based Rockstar North have been big supporters of Sick Kids Save Point. Not only have they donated and provided prizes for fundraisers, but also many employees over the last two years have taken part in our 24 hour video games marathon in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation!

This October, Sick Kids Save Point 3, is no different. Once again Rockstar North have come up with the goods. Included in the prizes is a Max Payne 3 Limited Edition, which includes a copy of the Max Payne 3 game, a 10″ collectible Max Payne Statue (from TriForce and Rockstar Games), a series of original still life art prints, a copper and brass-plated iron, bullet-shaped bullet keychain with a screw-off back, the classic multiplayer character pack with 8 playable multiplayer characters for Max Payne 3 including fan favorite characters from the previous two games, the Disorderly Conduct multiplayer weapons pack which includes the Hammerhead Auto Shotgun, G9 Grenade Launcher and Molotov cocktail, and the Max Payne 3 Official Soundtrack.

Anyone who takes part in Sick Kids Save Point could win this. All you have to do is collect £100 in sponsorship for your marathon and you’re automatically entered into our prize draw!
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A Week To Go

With a week to go until our gaming marathon we’ve smashed last year’s total, just like the Hulk.  We’re sitting at £7929 raised plus gift aid, which is amazing. This is in part thanks to Rockstar North who once again displayed their awesomeness by donating prizes and a substantial sum.  Neil Gow is still top of our leaderboard.  The Queensferry dad has raised £988 on his own, which is just incredible.  Some of us have only just started collecting sponsorhip, so we expect the total to rise over the course of next weekend’s madness.  And its not too late to sign up either, just follow the link to the right….

Rockstar North supports Sick Kids Save Point… again!

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?