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Sign up for Gameathon to raise funds for Julia’s House Hospice

If you would like to flex your gaming skills and raise money for vulnerable local children and families, you can join the Julia’s House Gameathon over the weekend of 24/25 October.

Julia’s House fundraising Gameathon will take place on 24 and 25 October
Julia’s House fundraising Gameathon will take place on 24 and 25 October

All you have to do is set the duration of your gaming challenge, create a fundraising page with JustGiving and share details of your challenge with friends and family. Andrew Orman and Ashley Dickinson, senior carers at Julia’s House, said, “We game with a lot of the children – Fortnite and Rocket League are two of their favourites, the older kids like to play FIFA.

“Gaming provides a gateway for the children to communicate with their friends. A lot of them can’t go out and play football or take part in standard sport. Quite a few of them play wheelchair football but at the moment they can’t even do that, so for them to be able to play FIFA and play football on the screen, that’s a great accomplishment.

“For a lot of the children, gaming is where they’re just as equal as anyone else. Sometimes there are some physical limitations based on their conditions that mean they can’t participate in other sports as easily as others can, but with gaming it’s an equal footing, they can be as good as anyone else.”

Julia’s House have some top tips; live stream as you play so people can donate in real-time; wear a crazy costume and get friends to suggest additional challenges to help you reach your fundraising milestones.

For more information and downloadable Gameathon resources to help with your challenge visit juliashouse.org/Gameathon

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