For the third consecutive year, members of the editorial team here at Power Up Gaming are set to take part in a 24-hour gameplay marathon to raise money for the BBC’s annual Children In Need appeal.
This year, the CIN extravaganza takes place on Friday, November 14, with people up and down the country getting involved in their own fundraising efforts in support of the charity. Due to personal commitments, we’ll be delaying our own activities by a week – with our endurance gaming session taking place on Friday, November 21 into Saturday, November 22.
BBC Children in Need, a cause close to our hearts, fund projects working with children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK who are experiencing disadvantage in life. In 2013, over £31 million was raised on the appeal night alone.
As with last year, we’re going to be streaming the full event live on our official Twitch channel. Please donate any amount you can, big or small, to this fantastic charity and help support us, via our JustGiving campaign page. In recent years, we’ve raised an accumulated total of over £700, and will be hoping to match that target this year alone.
For a taster of what to expect on the night, you can view our highlight reel of last year’s event, featuring PUG co-founders Chris Mawson and Chris Needham, below:
The rules for our marathon are simple: For every hour you play, you bank a 10-minute break to use whenever you like. For example, play for three hours and you get a 30-minute break to relax your trigger finger.
In terms of incentives, we’ll do our best to give a shout out to anybody that donates during the stream. We’ll also be posting up our gaming schedule in the near future where anybody that donates can play with us on a first come, first served basis.
For any businesses that would like to show their support by making a donation, as a thank you from us, we’re willing to put an advertising banner for your company on our stream page. Additionally, any independent or mainstream gaming developers that would like to send us a game to play during the event are welcome to do so. We’ll also accompany our coverage with an advert on the stream for the time we play the game – which will be a minimum of one hour.
Any sponsors will also be mentioned in our final write-up after the event.
We’re planning a host of competitions and prize giveaways in the run-up to the marathon as well as during the event itself, so please keep checking back here at Power Up Gaming for further information.
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