Sick Kids Save Point grows an IRL launch – all welcome!
We had so much fun being at Dare Protoplay this year we thought we’d hold an event of our own.
And thanks to the kind folks at The Hit Point we’re actually doing it this year, not just talking about it!
We’re going to be launching Sick Kids Save Point 6 with a launchpad event on the 24th September 2015 at the Counting House, Nicolson St, Edinburgh at 6pm, and we’d love to see you there, whether you’re taking part in the marathon, a season sksp veteran or just want to find out more.
We’ll have plenty to keep gamers occupied, including playable games from local Edinburgh developers, a thrilling scorechase and some classic multiplayer games. And there’s a bar.
Free entry, but we may trouble you for a donation to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation
It’s going to be the best night out in Scottish gaming. Why? Because it’s for a great cause!
The eagle eyed fighting game enthusiasts will have noticed this event takes in the regular Rushdown Edinburgh fighting games club, which meets every month at the venue. We thank them for letting us gatecrash their party!
I’m immensely proud of Sick Kids Save Point. We’ve raised over £71,000 for the Sick Kids Hospital over the last five years, by playing games for 24 hours.
It snowballed into a major event on the Scottish gaming calender, and it did a whole load of good improving the image of gamers at a time when a lot of horrible headlines were penetrating mainstream media. (Yes, I’m talking about you gamergate.)
Anyway, I took a year out last year because I was overworked by the referendum, moving house on the weekend, and I felt I’d tapped up my friends enough over the years. That said, we still had an amazing group of gamers from all over the country who raised a phenomenal amount for sick children and their worried parents. It was proof the event has a life of its own.
That said, this year I’m back, because the charity still does its amazing work, and in fact they are gearing up to move to a sparkling new hospital at Little France. This move is difficult culturally, because people have such personal and emotional memories of the building at Sciennes. But that makes the work of the charity in smoothing that transition even more important.
We want to see if we can push our total over 100,000 this year. That means we need to have our best year ever. That means we need you. Please consider joining us to undertake the challenge, on the 9th-11th October. Or if you can’t please consider sponsoring us. Every little donation will help us towards that total.
Thanks, so much, for all your support over the last five years.