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14 Sep 2020

Running out of ways to say thank you

Usually our challenge is to find ways to get people playing games. But it’s becoming an increasing challenge to find ways to say thank you to you, our wonderful supporters! Sometimes ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem quite enough, so we’ll leave Rodney to explain the enormous difference your support makes.

And let's toast this weekend's heroes, so please raise a glass:

To Jamie, of Xeon Gaming, who undertook a whopping 24 hour stream that raised £275. To Luke, who ran the Kew Gardens 10K, one of the first actual (yes actual) events to go ahead, and raised a fabulous £330. To Bob, who completed his #GNRSolo challenge of 40 solo runs building up to a final on what would’ve been the Great North Run, raising an amazing £680 so far. To Mark, who completed his ‘Rough Northerner’ Challenge joined by friends Naomi, Ruth, Leah and Mike, smashing his £400 target.

And to our wonderful regular streamers did their joyous, ongoing thing for us too, welcoming new and regular viewers alike and keeping us all connected; we thank you. ❤

To ChrisAkira, to My­_Magnum_Hurts (Russell & Susan, streaming most evenings 8pm to midnight), to the wonderful Kristen ‘Finchy Of The North’ with her fabulous merchandise sales, Adam from EA Dice in Sweden, streaming every lunchtime and an utter tonic to lockdown; join Adam for an hour around 11.30-12.30 UK time to put a smile on your face, and of course the masterly SiriusWolf in the US, who streams every day except Thursdays and is incredibly welcoming.

That's a fair bit of toasting. Hic.

Below (clockwise from left): photos from Bob, Luke and Mark's sterling efforts

montage of three images: two runners, and a shirt surrounded by gaming gear

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