Committed video gamers ItsMuchMore & Friends are gearing up to burn the midnight gaming oil on 22-24 February to raise money for people with disabilities.

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They’ll be playing video games continuously for 24 hours as part of GameBlast18, the UK’s largest gaming marathon weekend, and are aiming to raise £200 for the charity SpecialEffect, who use technology to help people with disabilities benefit from the fun and inclusion of video games.

ItsMuchMore & Friends are asking people to help them reach their target by sponsoring them via their online fundraising page. 

ItsMuchMore & Friends will be teaming up to run a 24 hour gaming marathon.

List of Streamers:

  • ItsMuchMore 
  • Morgan Just Games
  • The Dreamcast Junkyard
  • Playaveli
  • 1 Coin Only (TBC)
  • Kahos’ Retro Gaming 3 (TBC)
  • Bloggos Pow

Schedule: (TBC)

Opening : 6pm – 7pm : ItsMuchMore

7pm – 10pm : Playaveli

The above streamers will have allocated time slots for their stream and each will be raising money together as part of this incredible cause.

The streams may take place over Twitch / YouTube and/or Facebook Live and full details and time slots will be coming soon, so make sure you keep an eye on all the above streamers social platforms.

“Playing for 24 hours is a big challenge, but we’re asking people to attempt it to help the thousands of people who, because of a disability, can only sit and watch other people have all the fun with family and friends.” said Tom Donegan, the charity’s Events Organiser.

“GameBlast is an opportunity for people to do what they love best and level the playing field for people with disabilities at the same time.” 

The charity is inviting teams of friends, family members and work colleagues to join the GameBlast event, which has been likened to a ‘Children in Need’ for gamers. It’s backed by big names in the games industry including GAME, Twitch, and Jagex, and aims to raise £100,000.

“ItsMuchMore & Friend’s efforts will help people like John (http://bit.ly/2gDZxF4) who never thought he’d be able to play video games again because his muscular dystrophy stopped him using a controller,” said Tom. “The sponsorship raised through the GameBlast weekend will change the lives of many more people like John through the gift of gaming fun and inclusivity.”

Anyone can sponsor the team online at here. More details of the GameBlast18 event can be found at https://www.gameblast18.org.uk

SpecialEffect is an award-winning charity that helps people with disabilities to benefit from the fun, rehabilitation and therapy of video games. They support people of all ages through assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications.

SpecialEffect

The Stable Block, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH

Office: 01608 810055

info@specialeffect.org.uk

www.specialeffect.org.uk

Twitter: @specialeffect

Facebook: specialeffectcharity

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