Neil’s challenge

One of our participants Neil Gow, whose son had spent 5 days at the Sick Kids recently, has set himself some extra challenges for his marathon, according to his blog..  Apparently he’s unearthed a list of the worst games ever, and he’s looking for people to donate to put him through ordeals such as ‘Garden Simulator’..
‘a list of truly awful abominations of game design that will test my gaming ability and sanity over the course of the 24 hours.’ Neil tells us.  Go check out his blog, and donate to put him through hell via his Just Giving page...

I want to hold your hand…

Its getting too exciting! Nearly a week to go before we lose control of our thumbs. Gamer friend Dan has donated a brand new copy of Beatles Rock Band for PS3 to add to our list of prizes!
We now have so many prizes it looks like we’ll definitely be auctioning off some at the end of it all, which means yet more money to add to the growing total raised for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Codemasters support!


We’re thrilled to announce that, in support of Sick Kids Save Point, games giant codemasters have donated 2 brand new DS Lites with Bella Sara games to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Hopefully these will be enjoyed by patients for a long time. Thanks Codemasters!

4 New Trophies YO!

Wow its been a great couple of days! And we have the trophies to prove it…
‘If you build it, they will come’
-20 people to take part in Sick Kids Save Point (bronze)

‘Listen to the Man’
– 2 organisations (Rockstar North, The Ministry of Gaming) sign up to participate or sponsor us (bronze)

‘Let me complement you on your therapy already’
-£500 raised will provide an hour of complimentary therapy in the Drop in Centre for 10 children or their parents (silver)

‘More than a drop in the ocean…’
-£1000 raised funds the Sick kids Drop in Centre for two whole days (silver)

For more details see our trophy list by following the link at the top of the page…

Our Latest Participant!

I thought I’d share what our latest participant Owen McAdam has written on his Virgin Giving page, as it can help remind us why this charity is so important….

“I decided to enter this 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 paediactric 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. To help with this i’m taking up the 24 gaming challenge! This will be horrendously difficult for me as i get bored after a few hours…

I’ll mostly be playing a mix of “Dragonage:Origins (plus awakening expansion), Borderlands and All points bulletin (APB)” hopefully enough variety to stop me losing too much sanity!

If you can please donate whatever you feel you can spare as every single donation could go towards saving a childs life.”

Show him some support and sponsor him today!

Campaign launched!

Gamers! Have you ever spent more time than you should on a gaming session? Completed that adventure in one sitting? Played a whole world cup in FIFA from qualification to final without getting up? Swung that Wii-mote till your arms hurt?

But are you hardcore enough to go that little bit further for a good cause? In August 2010 gamers across scotland will be taking part in a 24-hour gaming challenge to raise money for the Sick Kids Friend’s Foundation. And when Sick Kids Save Point is all over you’ll be the proud owner of the feeling that comes with having raised a grand total and the hopes of countless kids.

Game ON!