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06 Dec 2019

GameBlast goes for £1M

A bit of hesitation at SE Towers this morning at the suggestion of asking you wonderful lot to help us break the £1M barrier for GameBlast20. You've raised nearly £800k so far through GameBlast over the last six years, an utterly awesome total, but an additional £200k's a big ask. Are you up for it?

GameBlast is the UK’s largest charity gaming weekend to raise funds to support disabled gamers. In 2020 it'll be held over the weekend of 21-23 February, and it’s a festival of sponsored gaming marathons, streams and events taking place in a multitude of bedrooms, lounges, village halls, colleges and studios, all with the aim of helping the charity transform the lives of more gamers like Joe.

He's taking part again this year with a 12-hour sponsored gaming marathon. He can't use a standard games controller or keyboard because of his very limited abilities, but he can still enjoy the excitement and inclusion of video games because of a customised controller setup put together by the charity. 

"I know [12 hours] doesn't seem too long," he writes on his JustGiving page, "but to me that's a long time because I use my eyes to control my computer - using eye movement to control the mouse."

"I know what a big difference they make to young disabled people's lives."

That's all the encouragement we need. Let's go for the Million!

Sign up to take part in GameBlast20, and Follow GameBlast20 on Twitter

Below: Joe playing games with his eyes

Joe sitting at a desk playing games using eye control

 

 

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