Gamers Do Good with Phyllis’s New Challenge
Three gamers have raised a total of £1,483 for Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
Alfie, Tom and Matt raised the money by taking part in Phyllis Tuckwell’s Gaming for Good campaign, which asks computer game enthusiasts to get sponsored to take on a gaming challenge. From attempting to complete a whole game in one sitting, to taking on a speed gaming challenge or even forming a team with friends and streaming a gaming marathon, participants could choose their challenge and pick when they wanted to complete it. Alfie and Matt both completed 24 hour gaming sessions, while Tom did a 12 hour session, and all streamed their gaming so that people could watch and donate.
“We would like to thank Alfie, Tom and Matt for taking part in Gaming for Good and raising this fantastic amount of money,” said Samantha West, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “£1,483 is enough to pay for nearly two week’s care from one of our counsellors, helping patients and families with the emotional impact of living with an advanced or terminal illness, and supporting families through bereavement.”
If you would like to Game for Good, simply contact Phyllis Tuckwell’s Fundraising team on 01252 729446 or email [email protected]. They will send you a fundraising pack which will tell you everything you need to know about taking on the challenge, plus some tips about how to promote it to others and safety advice around looking after yourself while you’re gaming.