I Completed a 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Charity!

July 7, 2017 6:48pm CST
About a month ago, I decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the Game Heroes event. A lot of people came forward to very generously sponsor me. To successfully complete the fundraiser, I had to play computer games non-stop for 24 hours. Now, I love gaming. It’s one of my main hobbies. But I knew there was going to come a time during these 24 hours that I would struggle. I hit the barrier after roughly 8 hours but energy drink helped me to stay awake. My S/O made food for me throughout the day and was very supportive. He doesn’t watch much television so he didn’t mind me taking over the TV for a day. I found setting myself a specific goal to complete within the allotted time helped, so I bought a new game to play and finish in its entirety. I accomplished this goal, with time to spare and play other games. All in all, it was a success and I am proud of myself. I have never done any fundraising before and I managed to raise just under £300. I plan to do the same next year! Have you ever raised money for charity and if so, how did you do it?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Jul
That is fantastic and a great cause to do it for. You are wonderful to do this. Glad you were able to make it for the 24 hours. Bless you for your help to this most crucial and important chairty. I have raised funds for battered women and children shelters.
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8 Jul
Thank you! And well done on your fundraising efforts!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Jul
@RaineLockheart Yes I had to speak to business groups regarding the effects of it to raise funds that way. Thanks Lucy.
@Tracy04 (10691)
• Malaysia
10 Jul
I only donate.... So cannot stop for a moment when playing the game? I could.... But my eyes gets darker
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jul
Look into Vlogbrothers, and there foundation to decrease world suck, sounds like osmething that would be right up your alley.
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@Shavkat (46580)
• Philippines
8 Jul
I had a group and organized a charity activity (choirs' show) in 2015. At the same time, we had Fun Run. All the donations will be given for aspiring volunteers internationally and locally.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jul
Look into Vlogbrothers, and there foundation to decrease world suck, sounds like osmething that would be right up your alley.