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….
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?
The Sick Kids Save Point top player award went to Anthony Gowland, a.k.a Freakyzoid, who raised a staggering £778.05 in sponsorship. Being disorganised, SKSP only just got round to presenting Tony with his one-of-a-kind tee. Freakyzoid interrupted his busy schedule at Rockstar North to meet us and receive his teeshirt, which bears a batman-esque symbol on the front. 2011’s top fundraiser will also receive a personalised prize, so get those sponsorship requests out!
In the meantime, check out Freakyzoid’s blog ‘Mainly About Games’, starting with his personal SKSP story!
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….
As well as those that have been enjoying their prizes like Owen here with his GTA goodies, our charity auction is going well on ebay. People from Italy and Russia have been bidding on the items donated by Rockstar North. It’s not too late to bid on most of our Rockstar goodies – keep checking our ebay listings