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Later Levels to battle sleep in 24-hour charity challenge
Committed gamers Later Levels are gearing up to burn the midnight gaming oil from Saturday, 23 to Sunday, 24 February 2019 to raise money for people with disabilities.
They’ll be playing video games continuously for 24-hours as part of GameBlast19, the UK’s largest gaming marathon weekend, and are aiming to raise £500 for SpecialEffect. This amazing charity uses technology to help people with disabilities benefit from the fun and inclusion of gaming.
“SpecialEffect makes it possible for everyone to play the video games we enjoy and take for granted, through assessment and equipment modification,” said Pete, a Later Levels’ streamer. “We believe in the positive power of gaming, and GameBlast gives us a chance to put this belief into action by showing our support for the charity.”
“Playing for 24-hours is a big challenge but we’re asking gamers to attempt it to help the thousands of people who, because of a disability, can only sit and watch others have all the fun with family and friends,” said Tom Donegan, the charity’s Events Organiser. “GameBlast is an opportunity for everybody to do what they love best and level the playing field for individuals with disabilities at the same time.”
The charity is inviting teams of friends, family members and work colleagues to join the event, which has been likened to a ‘Children in Need for gamers’. It’s backed by big names in the industry such as GAME, Twitch and Jagex, and aims to raise £100,000.
“Later Levels’ efforts will help people like John 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 him through the gift of gaming fun and inclusivity.”
Anyone can sponsor the team online via their JustGiving page and watch them live from 08:00 GMT on Saturday, 23 February 2019 on their Twitch channel. More details about the GameBlast event can be found on the official website.
|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.
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