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Month-long gaming event launched to support children's hospice in Hampshire

Gamers across Hampshire are being invited to take part. Picture credits: Naomi House & Jacksplace

Gamers across Hampshire are being invited to take part in a month-long virtual gaming event called 'GAME ON', to help raise money for the Naomi House & Jacksplace children's hospice.

For the entirety of April, gamers are being called on to take part in an online game of their choice - and from the comfort of their own home - to raise funds for the hospices which are based in Sutton Scotney.

Life-threatened children and young adults will then benefit from sponsored fundraising.

The hospice is also asking gamers to take part in a 24-hour gaming marathon and use a live-streaming service called Twitch, with anyone watching the stream also able to donate money via a fundraising page.

Connor Phillips, Fundraising Assistant at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:

“Gaming is for anyone and everyone and is extremely popular with people of all ages.

"Not everyone has the ability to run a marathon or climb a mountain, so we created an event that’s accessible for all abilities.

"Established online gaming group, Brutal Democracy, hosted a 24-hour marathon for Naomi House & Jacksplace at the end of 2019 and raised an incredible £2,000, so we know that there is an audience out there, ready to game for charity!

"The beauty of this event is you can do it virtually, from the comfort of your own home, spending quality gaming time with your friends.

"We’re really excited at the prospect of lots of gamers taking part in this event, so grab your controller, gear up and GAME ON!”

You can find out more about the virtual gaming event here.

Naomi House & Jackplace as had to temporarily suspend respite care at their services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Their 23 charity shops have also closed during this time.

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